Month: July 2019

Congratulations to N. Scott Momaday

It was exciting to hear this week that N. Scott Momaday received the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. This is hardly Momaday’s first award, of course; he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his novel, House Made of Dawn. In 2007, he received the

Poetry on the Page

I had an interesting conversation with a contributor to the next issue of North Dakota Quarterly. We accepted some poems with lines that might exceed the width of our standard page, and the author asked whether we could find a way to publish them without breaking them. There are, of

A Poem: An Olive Grove in Crete, 1941

Each summer, I spend time in Greece doing archaeological field work and thinking about historical landscapes that stretch from deepest antiquity into the 20th century. Certain events in the 20th century have left indelible scars in the Greek countryside and on our collective spirits. David Pratt’s short poem, which appears

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