Former U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan is an Academy of American Poets Chancellor and a fellow of the MacArthur Foundation. Her most recent book, The Best of It: New and Selected Poems (Grove Press), received the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for 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.