Leesa Cross-Smith is the author of the short story collection Every Kiss A War (Mojave River Press, 2014) and the novel Whiskey & Ribbons (Hub City Press, in 2018). “What Are You?” is her second published essay.
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.