Mercedes Lawry is the author of two chapbooks: Happy Darkness (Finishing Line Press, 2011) and There are Crows in My Blood (Pudding House Press, 2007). Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, Natural Bridge, and Harpur Palate.
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.