Cirque is a journal committed to publishing the work of writers and artists from the North Pacific Rim. That’s the formal description. The more personal description is that twice a year it offers a reunion among writerly friends among its pages. I have come to submit with intention work that I think long and hard about, that I revise over and again, because I know that when the final journal arrives in my mailbox, I’ll see in its table of contents mentors, UA faculty, peers, friends, current or former students, writers from Blue Canoe, etc. There is always a familiar name and Cirque offers a window through which to see what folks have been up to in their writing pursuits. If you click on the link, you, too, may recognize many familiar names, especially if you dig Alaska writers.
Long live this beautiful publication. Its editors Mike Burwell and Sandy Kleven gift it with such vision. I thank them for publishing my poem, “Hygge and Sisu in 3 Parts.” My hard copy is scheduled to arrive Saturday and you bet I’m tracking it three times a day in hopes it may land early.