James Arthur is the author of the poetry collection Charms Against Lightning (Copper Canyon Press, 2012). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, The New York Review of Books, and The American Poetry Review
That one of the nation's best literary magazines comes out of Alaska may seem surprising, but so it is.
How large the scope of this exceptional journal is. AQR has always sought not only work of aesthetic strength and power but also work that includes a rigorous questioning of larger societal issues.