Literary reviews by Tim Love.
Warning: Rather than reviews, these are often notes in preparation for reviews that were never finished, or pleas for help with understanding pieces. See Litref Reviews - a rationale for details.

Thursday, 24 March 2005

"Alaska Quarterly Review" (Spring/Summer 2005)

Borders in Cambridge UK has a number of US and UK literary magazines. My current favorite is Alaska Quarterly Review - partly because of the value for money (280 pages for £5.75) but mostly for the content. This issue (Vol 22 No 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2005) has some drama and painting (which I didn't care much for). Fiction (11 stories) and creative non-fiction (5 essays) predominate over poetry (19 poets). No reviews! I like just about all the pieces. Even the more "experimental" pieces are readable - there are 4 prose-poems, and one of the prose pieces consists of 2 stories (one on the left-hand pages, one on the right-hand) depicting the same events from 2 viewpoints.

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