Month: October 2018


Congratulations to Sharon Carson, Gayatri Devi, and Cigdem Pala Mull for their special issue of North Dakota Quarterly on Transnationalism (volume 84.1/2) being recognized as a notable issue by the 2018 Best American Essays editors. Special recognition goes to Sharon Carson, Shawn Boyd, and Kate Sweney, who shepherded volume 84.1/2 through production as well

Hubert Matiúwàa on The Global Market

Congratulations to Paul Worley for his translation of Hubert Matiúwàa’s “The Global Market in the Mountains of Guerrero” over at Asymptote where he serves as editor-at-large for Mexico. He’s also translated some of Matiúwàa’s remarkable poetry.   Matiúwàa’s intensely evocative piece represents an affective critique of globalization, but also demonstrates that traditional Mesoamerican communities

North Dakota Quarterly Congratulates….

North Dakota Quarterly congratulates editorial board member Eric Burin for his new edited volume, Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Dissent, and Patriotism in 21st Century America which also featured a contribution from NDQ editor Sharon Carson. The book considers Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protests in their historical, political, social, racial, and ethical contexts

Davida Font and NDQ

One of the most enduring and perhaps endearing characteristics of North Dakota Quarterly has been its use of Davida font in its iconic logo “NDQ”:     The fonts used on the NDQ title page and masthead have not changed frequently. The first series of the journal used an attractive old style serifed

The Dog Park at the End of the Universe

Over the last few months, I’ve been contributing some short essays on small town life from North Dakota Quarterly’s back yard in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Here’s one, In Praise of Trucks, and another, Alone Together in a Small Town, and another, Bump outs, Logistics, and Citizenship in a Small Town. I pretend that

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