Marie Sheppard Williams is the author of two short story collections, The Worldwide Church of the Handicapped (Coffee House Press) and The Weekend Girl (Folio Bookworks). She is a frequent contributor to Alaska Quarterly Review.
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.