Month: December 2015

Happy Holidays from North Dakota Quarterly

A couple years ago, two University of North Dakota faculty members, Brett Ommen and Joel Jonientz told the story of Christmas from a different perspective on their brilliant and tragically short-lived podcast, Professor Footnote. Because the internet remembers, it is still available for our listening. Take an hour or so

From the Utne Reader: Nine Variations on the Idea of Street Music

Congratulations to Scott Olsen whose “Nine Variations on the Idea of Street Music” appeared in this month’s Utne Reader. It originally appeared in North Dakota Quarterly 80.3. The articles looks at nine incidents of street music accompanied by a pair of vibrant black-and-white photographs. I won’t wreck the elegance of

Light in the Door

For students and faculty across the country, this is finals or grading week, and this gives particular meaning to Jan Sher’s cover photograph from the Fall 2006 North Dakota Quarterly. It’s the light that we all see at the end of the long semester. Be sure to check out Neil

Pushcart Nominees for 2015

North Dakota Quarterly is around to announce the poems and stores nominated for this year’s Pushcart Prize: The Best of Small Presses. In 2008, “Overwintering in Fairbanks” by Erica Keiko Iseri which appeared in NDQ 73.3-4 (2006). You can read it here. This year, we’ve nominated six more works: 2

Imagining Arts and Sciences

Isabelle DeGayner, University of North Dakota From a very early age, I was infatuated with the literary world. Before I could read anything other than picture books, I was writing my own with printer paper and crayons. Despite the fact that they never made much sense, I would insist that

We Are All Coral Now: A Review Essay

A Review Essay from North Dakota Quarterly 80.4-82.4 by Kate Sweney Margaret Wertheim and Christine Wertheim, Crochet Coral Reef: A Project by the Institute For Figuring. Los Angeles: Institute For Figuring 2015. The Institute For Figuring, a nonprofit education organization, was established by Martha Wertheim and Christine Wertheim to develop creative

NDQ 80.4-82.4: Welcome to the Wormhole

North Dakota Quarterly had a problem. At some point during the history of this journal, we fell behind in the volume numbers and dates. Volume 79 had a date of 2011, but did not appear until 2012; volume 80 was dated 2013, but the last numbers did not appear until

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