Month: November 2016

Sharon Jones

This month the world lost Sharon Jones, one of the pioneers of the soul and funk revival. I had to the great good fortune of seeing her in concert a few years back with her band the Dap-Kings, and it ranks as one of my favorite shows. Whether recorded or


Wishing everyone who observes, a lovely Thanksgiving. In our house, the tradition is to listen to Bill Evans’ great 1962 album Waltz for Debby. Recorded in June 1961 over a long Sunday at the famed Village Vanguard in New York, the album demonstrates the remarkable interplay between Evans and bassist

The Oceti Sakowin Camp

On Sunday, November 13, 2016, North Dakota Quarterly Art Editor Lucy Ganje visited the Oceti Sakowin Camp, which is the main camp for tribal efforts to stop the DAPL pipeline construction across the Missouri River in North Dakota.  These images show just a glimpse of the camp, which houses thousands

More on the Tom McGrath Centennial

If you’re in the Twin Cities today and a Thomas McGrath fan, you might want to stop by the University Club on 420 Summit Ave. in St. Paul at 7 pm for a reading from his epic poem “Letters to an Imaginary Friend” and discussion of his life and legacy. Here’s the

The Movie at the End of the World: Tom McGrath’s Poetry in Film

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve reflected on the Thomas McGrath’s centennial with a collection of his poems from North Dakota Quarterly. On November 20th we will host a reading of his poems here in Grand Forks. Today we offer this lovely documentary, The Movie at the End of the World, directed

An Evening of Thomas McGrath’s Poetry

Please join North Dakota Quarterly for a evening ofThomas McGrath’s poetry on November 20 at 7 pm at Rhombus Guys Brewing in beautiful downtown Grand Forks. The evening is co-sponsored with our friends and the UND Writers Conference, and continues our month long celebration of Tom McGrath’s legacy as a

Thomas McGrath at 100: Where Speech Becomes Song

This month, we recognize Thomas McGrath’s 100th birthday by presenting his contributions to North Dakota Quarterly on a special page featuring a new essay by renown McGrath scholar Dale Jacobson. We’re posting the Jacobson essay both here and on the page dedicated to McGrath in the Quarterly here.  By Dale Jacobson We

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