Michael Hettich is the author of the poetry collections The Animals Beyond Us (New Rivers Press, 2011) and Like Happiness (Anhinga Press, 2010). This is his third appearance in Alaska Quarterly Review.
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.
It remains one of our best, and most imaginative, literary magazines.