Month: June 2019

The Gay as Pariah

Sharon Carson | This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion in New York City, which began as a citizen uprising against constant police harassment.  On June 28th, 1969, at a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn, a wonderfully motley crew, in the “motley pride” sense of the

The Next Song

Sharon Carson | We at NDQ are delighted to help spread the good news of Joy Harjo’s appointment as Poet Laureate of the United States.  From the official announcement made on 6/19/2019 by the Library of Congress: “Harjo is the first Native American poet to serve in the position –

An Interview with William H. Gass

It’s pretty rare that we post two posts to our blog in a single week. This one is pretty special. It’s an interview by Crystal Alberts with William H. Gass that appears in the tribute that we published in NDQ 86.1/2.  Do check out Prof. Alberts’ introduction to the Gass tribute.

Festschrift: A Tribute to William H. Gass

One of the first things that I did when I became editor of North Dakota Quarterly (after putting about 20,000 back issues in boxes) was to chat with my old friend Crystal Alberts. I don’t remember which of us had the idea for a special section on the late William

Two Poems by George Fragopoulos: Tourism Theory and Theophilus Luatima at the End of the World

When I’m not wearing my NDQ‘s editor hat (it’s not a real hat), I’m a field archaeologist who works in Greece and Cyprus. In fact, right now, I’m writing from an apartment on Cyprus preparing for a day studying Roman and Late Roman pottery. George Fragopoulos’s two poems spoke to

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