Month: March 2016

Colonization, Race, and Gender

I sometimes find myself calling North Dakota Quarterly a literary journal. I think this fulfills some personal pretension that I am participating in the larger project of literature in some way. It’s closer to the truth to call North Dakota Quarterly a public humanities journal. Reading through the archives provides ample evidence

Short Take: Natives of a Dry Place

When I agreed to review Richard Edwards’ book Natives of a Dry Place: Stories of Dakota Before the Oil Boom for a well-regarded journal, I almost immediately regretted it. I had already heard stories of proud North Dakotans giving this book, wrapped in lutefisk, to other North Dakotans at the holidays.

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