Joel Brouwer is the author of Exactly What Happened (Purdue University Press, 1999) and Centuries. (Four Way Books, 2003). His poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry.
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.
That one of the nation's best literary magazines comes out of Alaska may seem surprising, but so it is.
It remains one of our best, and most imaginative, literary magazines.