Vol. 13, No. 3 & 4, Spring/Summer 1995 | Alaska Quarterly Review

Vol. 13, No. 3 & 4, Spring/Summer 1995

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On the frozen Yukon River near Alakanuk, Claude Smith and Curtis Augline take a break from bird hunting.

©1993 James H. Barker

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Table of Contents


Exit Pursued by Bear Mark Anthony Jarman
Mark Anthony Jarman is a Canadian writer on the faculty of the University of Victoria. His recent stories appear in Northwest Review, Prairie Fire, Left Bank, Prism International, and The Malahat Review.
Moon Man Andy Mozina
Andy Mozina has published stories in Rambunctious Review, Private, and Coe Review. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Who Do You Love ? Sydney Harth
Sydney Harth’s stories have appeared in The Mississippi Review, The Iowa Review, Kansas Quarterly, Confrontation, and many other journals. This is her second appearance in AQR.
The Reliant 200 Emily Platt
Emily Platt is an elementary school teacher in Providence, Rhode Island. This is her first published story.
Party Train J. Robert Lennon
J. Robert Lennon is in the MFA program at the University of Montana. He has published a story in Kinesis.
Maiden Falls Beth Haas
Beth Haas has published stories in Sun Dog, The Southeast Literary Review, and The American Voice. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Zoo Entrance Here Vicky Lee Santiesteban
Vicky Lee Santiesteban’s poetry has appeared in The Madison Review, The Denny Poems, and RiverSedge. “Zoo Entrance Here” is her first published story.
Loose Gravel Susan Pardue
Susan Pardue has worked as a reporter, teacher, and graphic artist. She has published a story in The Wisconsin Review.
Chelsea Boy Elisabeth Panttaja
Elisabeth Panttaja teaches at Tufts university. She has published new interpretations of classic fairytales in Western Folklore, Kentucky Review, and Folklore Forum. This is her her first published story.
L’Attrape du Coeur Dick Scanlan
Dick Scanlan’s fiction and nonfiction appear in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Playboy, and other magazines. He recently completed a stage adaptation of the movie Thoroughly Modern Millie.
The Theory of Everything Sara Skolnik
Sara Skolnik has published stories and book reviews in Another Chicago Magazine and Playgirl. She has also received an Illinois Arts Council Grant. “The Theory of Everything” is from a collection of stories in progress called Modern History.
The Forbidden Zone Benet Davetian
Benet Davetian is a Canadian writer living in Montreal. “The Forbidden Zone” is the opening story of his book-length manuscript The Seventh Circle of Hell.


The Liberace Museum: A Play in One Act Julie Jensen
Julie Jensen is an award-winning playwright/screenwriter. Her plays have been widely produced in academic and professional settings. Several of her recent plays have also been published by the Dramatists Play Service and The Kenyon Review. Jensen is the director of the graduate playwriting program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Liberace Museum is part of a group of five one-acts called The Lost Vegas Series. It was first produced in 1993 at the Friends and Artists Theatre, Los Angeles, and directed by Paula Cizmar.


White Dress / Dark Car Beth Walker
The Cheat
Beth Walker teaches freshman composition at the University of Tennessee, Martin. Her poems have been published in Widener Review, Cream City Review, The Lowell Pearl and other journals.
Sleeping on Trains, Sleeping on Boats Jim Daniels
Zagreb Elegy
Jim Daniels’ third book, M-80, was published in 1993 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. His most recent chapbook, Niagara Falls, was published in 1994 by Adastra Press.
At My Father’s Funeral Anna Leahy
Anna Leahy has worked as a production editor at the Entomological Society of America. Her work has appeared in Farmer’s Market, Wisconsin Review, and Poet & Critic.
Elegy for Anne Sexton Vanessa Haley
Vanessa Haley has published poems in a wide range of magazines and anthologies including The Gettysburg Review, Southern Poetry Review, Iris: A Journal about Women, and Random House’s Reading Poetry. This is her fourth appearance in AQR.
Metanoia Michael Daley
Michael Daley’s work has appeared in Margin, APR, The Hudson Review and other journals.
Departures Jennifer Richter
Jennifer Richter’s poetry has appeared in The Formalist, Poet Lore, Callaloo and other journals.
November Jane Gray Jacobik
The Milky Way
Jane Gray Jacobik teaches literature and serves as poet-in-residence at Eastern Connecticut State University. Her recent poems appear in the Laurel Review, the Worcester Review and Yankee Magazine.
Horizons Matthew J. Spireng
Matthew J. Spireng’s poems have appeared in a number of journals including Southern Humanities Review, Poet & Critic, Yankee and Wilderness. He is the assistant city editor for the Kingston (N.Y.) Daily Freeman.
A Rose by Any Other Name Might Smell As Anna Rabinowitz
Anna Rabinowitz’s work has appeared in The Paris Review, New American Writing, Southwest Review, and The Best American Poetry 1989. She co-edits American Letters & Commentary, and is vice-president of the Poetry Society of America.
The Sweeper Sean Thomas Dougherty
Sean Thomas Dougherty is the co-founder and editor of Red Brick Review.
What to Call it D. S. Butterworth
D. S. Butterworth teaches English at Gonzaga University. His literary non-fiction book, Waiting for Rain: A Farmer’s Story was published by Algonquin Books in 1992, and his poems have appeared recently in Willow Springs, Poet Lore, and The Seattle Review.