Tom Babayan worked for six years as a field biologist in desert and wetland habitats of the West. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Many Mountains Moving, Blue Mesa Review, and South Dakota 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.