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Alaska Quarterly Review

Volume 22, No. 3 & 4

Fall & Winter 2005

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SPECIAL FEATURE
 
CHECHNYA: A DECADE OF WAR
Photographs and Text

Heidi Bradner
Heidi Bradner has been documenting Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Russia, and the Caucasus since 1990. In 1995 she began what has developed into a ten-year project photographing both sides of the conflict in Chechnya, Europe’s longest running but least visible war. Images from the project have been awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence and the Alexia Foundation Prize. She is a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage in History, and Journalism and Public Communications. Bradner now lives in London and is working on a project about Siberian and Arctic cultures. She is a contributor to Panos Pictures Agency.
NONFICTION
Fifteen Deborah A. Lott
Deborah A. Lott is the author of In Session (W.H. Freeman), and her essays have been published in Salon, The Los Angeles Times, Lear’s Magazine, and Psychology Today. Lott’s short childhood memoir, “Elephant Girl,” appeared in Gray Wolf Forum #5: Open Houses. Her essay, "Trains," which appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, was cited as a notable essay of the year in The Best American Essays 2004.
NOVELLA
The Animal Girl
John Fulton
John Fulton is the author of Retribution, which won the Southern Review Short Fiction Award for the best first collection of short stories published in 2001, and the novel More Than Enough (Picador), which was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a finalist for the Midland Society of Authors Award. His stories have appeared in Zoetrope, Oxford American, and The Southern Review, and he has been short-listed for the O. Henry Award.
STORIES
Errands of the Broken-Hearted Robert Vivian
Robert Vivian is the author of a collection of essays, Cold Snap As Yearning (University of Nebraska Press). His prose has appeared in Harper’s, Georgia Review, Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, and Glimmer Train.
A Night to Remember
Linda McCullough Moore
Linda McCullough Moore is the author of a novel, The Distance Between (Soho), written under the penname Eliza Osborne. Her fiction and essays have been published in The Sun, The Massachusetts Review, Glimmer Train, and The Boston Globe. This is her fifth appearance in Alaska Quarterly Review.
Lake Moriah Howard Luxenberg
Howard Luxenberg’s stories have been published in Tin House, Other Voices, Gettysburg Review, and The Iowa Review. This is his second appearance in Alaska Quarterly Review..
Stella by Starlight

Carol Ghiglieri

Carol Ghiglieri has been a recipient of the Writers Voice New Voice Fiction Award.
DRAMA
Where Things Are

Steven Schutzman

Steven Schutzman is the recipient of three Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grants. His work has been published in Poems & Plays and Rockford Review. This is his second appearance in Alaska Quarterly Review.
POETRY

The One Looking to be Born
Morning, the Couple

Colette Inez
Colette Inez’s most recent collection of poetry is Spinoza Doesn’t Come Here Anymore. She is the recipient of numerous awards for poetry, including two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and two Pushcart Prizes.
Demographic

Dorianne Laux

Dorianne Laux is a contributing editor of Alaska Quarterly Review. She is the author of four collections of poems: Awake (1990), What We Carry (1994), and Smoke (2000), all from BOA editions, and Facts About the Moon (W. W. Norton, 2005). Among her many awards are a Pushcart Prize, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

The Only Sober Lover George Looney

George Looney’s third book, The Precarious Rhetoric of Angels, has won the tenth annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize. This is his fourth appearance in Alaska Quarterly Review.

No More
Wanderer

Liz Rosenberg

Liz Rosenberg is the author of the novel Heart and Soul, and numerous prize-winning books and anthologies for young readers. Her four collections of poems include The Fire Music, Children of Paradise (both from University of Pittsburgh Press), These Happy Eyes (Mammoth), and I Just Hope It's Lethal, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin. Rosenberg's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, American Poetry Review, and The Paris Review.
Letter to State Hospital Joseph Millar
Joseph Millar’s poems have been published in Shenandoah, DoubleTake, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, and Manoa. His first book, Overtime (Eastern Washington University Press), was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. This is his third appearance in Alaska Quarterly Review.

My Father with Alzheimer's First Fall
Jeff Worley
Jeff Worley is the author of the poetry collections A Simple Human Motion (Larkspur Press, 2000) and The Only Time There Is (Mid-List Press, 1995), and two forthcoming collections, Happy Hour at the Two Keys Tavern (Mid-List Press) and Leave Time (a chapbook from Finishing Line Press). This is his third appearance in Alaska Quarterly Review.

Mother Fills Out the Restraining Order
Christine DeSimone
Christine DeSimone’s poems have appeared in Gargoyle, Pheobe, Poet Lore, and Chiron Review.
After the Bride Ponders
After the Bride Wonders

Debbie Urbanski

Debbie Urbanski’s poems have appeared in Born Magazine, Natural Bridge, Lyric, and Sonora Review.

When the Dead Come Back in Dreams
Peter Cooley
Peter Cooley’s seventh collection of poetry, A Place Made of Starlight, was recently published by Carnegie Mellon. This is his second appearance in Alaska Quarterly Review.
Afterlife
Carol Quinn
Carol Quinn’s poems have appeared in Verse, The Oklahoma Review, California Quarterly, and Puerto del Sol.
The Way of All Flesh Christien Gholson
Christien Gholson’s poems have appeared in Hanging Loose, Blue Mesa Review, ACM, Big Scream, and The Sun. Hanging Loose Press will bring out a book of prose poems in spring 2006.
The Largest Civil War Monument
Joanna Osborne
This is Joanna Osborne’s first published poem in a national literary magazine.
Pigeons
Danusha Laméris
Danusha Laméris has published poems in Lyric, Crab Orchard Review, El Andar, and Water-Stone.
Forgiveness George Burns
George Burns won first prize in the 2004 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation poetry contest, selected by Billy Collins. His poems have appeared in Blue Unicorn, Bellowing Ark, Mind in Motion, Willow Review, and Mid American Review.
Torch Shelley Puhak
Shelley Puhak’s poems have appeared in New Delta Review, The Nebraska Review, and The Ontario Review.
Hulling Rice
David McElroy
David McElroy is the author of Making It Simple, a collection of poetry from Ecco Press.
Meal Moth
Jere Odell
Jere Odell’s poems have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Notre Dame Review, Mudfish, and The Possibility of Language, an anthology of seven young American poets (Samizdat Editions, 2001).
3 Poems for My Colon Cancer
John Glowney
John Glowney is the author of the chapbook Swimming Lessons (Juniper Press, 1998). His poems have appeared in Antaeus, The Ohio Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Northwest, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. He was the recipient of the Richard Hugo Prize (1999) and the 2002 Robert Winner Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America.
Darwin in the Andes
Emily Raabe
Emily Raabe’s poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Crab Orchard Review, Antioch Review, Agni Online, and Brooklyn Review.
Floater Andrew Merton
Andrew Merton's work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Yankee, Boston Magazine, and The Boston Globe. He is the author of Enemies of Choice: The Right-to-life Movement and Its Threat to Abortion (Beacon Press, 1981) and the anthology In Your Own Voice: A Writer’s Reader (HarperCollins, 1995).
Ritual
Belief
Ellen Bass
Ellen Bass’s most recent book of poetry is Mules of Love (BOA Editions). Among her awards are the Lambda Literary Award and a Pushcart Prize.

Wyclif Practices the Art of Definition While Walking to His Morning Class
Thom Satterlee
Thom Satterlee's poems about the life and times of John Wyclif, the fourteenth-century English theologian who inspired the first complete English-language translation of the Bible, have appeared in Crazyhorse, Roanoke Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Southwest Review, and West Branch.
Then
Night Morning
Siema Visits the Old Age Home
Grace Paley

Grace Paley is an Alaska Quarterly Review contributing editor. Best known for her fiction writing, her Collected Stories was a finalist for the 1994 National Book Award. She turned to poetry in the 1980s and in recent years has been writing poetry almost exclusively. She is the author of three collections of poetry, including Leaning Forward and Begin Again: Collected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). She was awarded a Senior Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts, in recognition of her lifetime contribution to literature. Grace Paley was appointed as the first New York State Author, 1986-1988, and as Vermont's fifth State Poet in 2003.

 

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Animals from the Teshekpuk Caribou herd graze the snow-covered tundra in minus-22F temperatures south of Barrow, Alaska, during sunrise at 1:32 p.m. January 22, 2005. This was the first time the sun’s rays had illuminated Point Barrow since November 18, 2004, when the sun dipped below the horizon.
 
  
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