Month: February 2018

To Acknowledge Distance (A Letter from Ferdinand)

To Acknowledge Distance   By Chris Wells NDQ is proud to publish, in serial, Chris Wells’s novella, To Acknowledge Distance, which originally appeared in volume 84.3/4 (2018). This is part 2; here is part 1. 2. A Letter from Ferdinand4 Dear Charles, In this letter, which you will never read, I

Egyptian Reflections: Generous Hearts and Uncertainty 

Generous Hearts and Uncertainty* Rebecca J. Romsdahl This is the fourth of four essays reflecting on Egypt. Please also read the introduction to see how they are all linked. Enjoy! During our dahabiya (sailboat) tour on the Nile River, our travel companions commented one day that they felt guilty about the amount

To Acknowledge Distance

To Acknowledge Distance By Chris Wells NDQ is proud to publish, in serial, Chris Wells’s novella, To Acknowledge Distance, which originally appeared in volume 84.3/4 (2018). This is part 1. 1. The Brink We had been driving for ten hours over the same road. Not far from the bridge, my wife

Egyptian Reflections: The Nile is Life

The Nile is Life* Rebecca J. Romsdahl This is the third of four essays reflecting on Egypt. Please also read the introduction to see how they are all linked. Enjoy! The Nile River is considered the longest river in the world.  The Nile is formed by the merging of its two major

On the Speed of Nostalgia

By W. Scott Olsen Just off Peoria Avenue and 11th street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a clear midsummer morning when the temperature is already 83 degrees and the forecast passes 100, a sign for Meadow Gold milk and ice cream holds to scaffolding atop a large brick shelter, an historical

Paul Worley’s translation of “The Train”

Last month, Paul Worley, whose translated volume of Tsotsil Mayan poetry was released as a North Dakota Quarterly supplement contributed a translation of Martín Tonalmeyotl’s “The Train” to well-known literary translation site, Asymptote.  As the U.S. continues to wrestle with borders, immigration, and immigrants the act of translation becomes a particularly

Egyptian Reflections: Culture of Bribes

Culture of Bribes* Rebecca J. Romsdahl This is the second of four essays reflecting on Egypt. Please also read the introduction to see how they are all linked. Enjoy! Our first day of touring Egypt took us outside Cairo to the historic sites of the oldest pyramids at Dahshur and Saqqara.

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