Vol. 35, No. 1 & 2, Summer/Fall 2018 | Alaska Quarterly Review

Vol. 35, No. 1 & 2, Summer/Fall 2018

About the Cover

About the cover and photographer
The Pacific blood star, with its brilliant red arms, contrasts with the muted pigments of the kelp. Chiniak Bay, Kodiak, Alaska. © 2018 Marion Owen

Marion Owen is a Kodiak, Alaska- based photographer and writer. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The Nature Conservancy, Better Homes and Gardens, TIME, Audubon, and National Geographic Traveler.



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Table of Contents


Life/Story Emily Mitchell


Therapeusw Jeff Martin
Tornado Season Marilyn Manolakas
Damn It, Damn It, Damn It Julia Ridley Smith
Sweet Ride Scott Nadelson
Impala David Goguen
Painted Ghosts Jennifer Leeper
As the Sparks Fly Upward Renée Branum
Remains Barbara Klein Moss
Sylvia Who Dreams of Dactyls Janice Obuchowski
Higher Things Joanna Pearson
In Ignorance, In Peace Lucas Southworth


Casting Kristi Coulter
Flawed Narrative of Recovery Josie Milliken
The Airshaft Lisa Selin Davis


Anticipate Gunshots in the Second Half of the Play Karen Skolfield
Four Poems from “Like Nebraska” Sophie Klahr
Late Summer Ode Olena Kalytiak Davis
After Rilke
Madame Bovary Virginia Konchan
Muta Cupido Cento (“The was machines sigh”)
Cento (“They promised me a silence”)
Quondam Hysteresis Joan Kane
Self-Portrait as Mastodon Remains Chistina Olson
Kingfisher Stuart Dybek
The Shore
Handprints on a Paper Lantern Dan Rosenberg
Telescope Stilts Kim Farrar
Nature Morte Henry Hart
Distribution Heather Christle
The Thing About People
Four Mannequins with Suitcases, Dressed for a Journey Nancy Eimers
Ghost Box, Label Scar
Driving Home After Thanksgiving, We Learn That Arianna Grande Has Been Named Artist of the Year Amorak Huey
Bakery Poem with Woman Waiting Inside Elizabeth O’Brien
When James Serves Dinner Alice Duggan
The Surgeon’s Voice Has an Edge
Taint Stuart Dischell
The Last Days on Ocean Lane