Alaska Native Writers, Storytellers & Orators: The Expanded Edition
ALASKA NATIVE WRITERS, STORYTELLERS & ORATORS: THE EXPANDED EDITION is introduced by Native American author and scholar, Gerald Vizenor (University of California Berkeley), and features: (1) English versions of traditions texts from 15 original Alaska Native languages with facing translations in Eyak, Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Unangan, Alutiiq, Central Yup'ik, St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Inupiaq, and Dena'ina. (2) Contemporary Alaska Native stories, essays, and poems (written in English). (3) A contexts section provides cultural and historical background about selected works. The book also includes 9 photographic plates courtesy of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art and 2 photographic plates courtesy of Alaska Native artist and writer Susie Silook.
Alaska Quarterly Review, now in its 18th year of continuous publication, is an award winning literary journal produced by the University of Alaska Anchorage. It has been appreciatively reviewed by a variety of sources including the Book World section of The Washington Post noting "That one of the nation's best literary magazines comes out of Alaska may seem surprising, but so it is." Library Journal concluded Alaska Quarterly Review is "highly recommended and deserves applause."
AQR focuses on fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry by new and emerging writers but also includes works by established writers as well. Many of the stories, poems and essays first published in AQR (some of them were the first-time publications of their authors) have been selected for The Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Best American Essays, The Andres Berger Award, The Pushcart Prize: The Best of the Small Presses, The Best American Poetry, and the 1999 Beacon Best. Work has also been reprinted in Harper's, Small Press and numerous other collections. AQR won an Alaska Governor's Award for the Arts (1996) and 5 National Endowment for the Arts grants.