A Bunch of Little Notes from NDQ

Bill Caraher |

Things are hectic these days at NDQ Global Headquarters. Issue 87.3/4 is almost ready to go to press and that means we’re investing a good bit of attention on all the bits and bobs associated with the final organization of the issue.

In case you’ve missed it, we’ve previewed some content from the issue over the last few months and you can read it here.

Our poetry editor, Paul Worley, recently had some of his translations appear in the Michigan Quarterly Review’s Fall 2020 issue dedicated to “Persecution.” I just bought a PDF of for $4 and you get can get it in glorious paper for just $10.

As an aside, Paul shared this poem from BOMB Magazine a week ago on The Facebooks, Leonel Rugama, “The Earth is a Satellite of the Moon”. It’s good. You should read it.

We should also keep an eye out for Sheila Liming’s, our non-fiction editor, latest book: Office which is due out in Bloomsbury’s Object Lesson series in November. You can pre-order it on Amazon now.

Finally, yesterday would have been John Coltrane’s 94th birthday. I’ll have a particular fondness for ’Trane’s later works, especially Ascension and Meditations, but his entire catalogue is pretty remarkable.

Here’s some live Coltrane:

Coltrane and Miles Davis play “So What” in 1959Here’s Coltrane’s classic quartet live in 1963. And here’s a video of him playing “Alabama.” Here’s John Coltrane live in Belgium in 1965.


Bill Caraher is the editor of North Dakota Quarterly and the publisher at The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota.

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