NDQ 87.3/4 Table of Contents

While we’ve been teasing issue 87.3/4 for quite some time now, I’m very pleased to release its table of contents. As with every NDQ it features a diverse collections of fiction, essay, reviews, and poetry. We’re also fortunate to have a series of prints from Marco Hernandez and an editor’s note from our fiction editor Gilad Elbom. Issue 87.3/4 should appear in mid-November, so for now, you can download our latest issue 87.1/2 here

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Editor’s Note

Style as Story
    Gilad Elbom

Art

Artist Statement
    Marco Hernandez

Fiction

The Prophet Lottery
     Max Halper

It’s Ever One, and Never Falters
     Devin Curtis

Through the Window
     Kareem Tayyar

The Key Points
     John Meyers

The Doll’s House
     Erin McIntosh

Fe’s Anatomy
     Donna Lee Miele

Acoustic Fiction
     Richard Kostelanetz

Bastard’s Life of Everlasting Violence
     Jason Lee Brown

Essays

Before the Blood
     Leah Mensch

It Hardly Hurt a Bit
     Mike Miley

Renaming
     Suzanne Manizza Roszak

The Great Sea
     Patrick Thomas Henry

The Fracking of My Body
     Taylor Brorby

Reviews

Wondering with Hannah Arendt and Friends
     Amy Kielmeyer

Out of Shadows
     Sharon Carson

Postindian Wars and Warriors in Tommy Orange’s There There
     Gayatri Devi

Poetry

Beauty
     Rehanul Hoque

A Writer’s Workshop
     Kruti Brahmbhatt

Snow Orchid
     Shalom Galve Aranas

One Winter Evening
     William Virgil Davis

Ten Forty
Tunnel #3 (course syllabus on drama)
     Lawdenmarc Decamora

In the Field Museum
For Three Children Buried on the Family Farm
     Diane Scholl

Salome’s Decision
Persephone Calls Her Mother
     Helen Marie Casey

Mom
     John Guzlowski

The Mighty Ohio
Sky Burial
     Jessica Cory

So Much of the Story Already Told
Spent
     Mark Mazzoli

Singing
     Rajendra Sharma

Measuring My Days
What Makes a Heart?
     Lawrence Rhu

New Release
     Alex MacConochie

A Request
Empty
     Paul Lieber

Film #6: Eve in Vietnam, July 8, 1968
Film #2: On Leaving
     Alisha Yi

Melomaniac
     Sarah Tillard

I Thirst
That Summer
     Victoria Elizabeth Ruwi

Prairie Grass
     Peter Norman

Pastoral
     Brent House

Portrait of a Portrait on Fire
     John Sibley Williams

Droids on the Train
     Mark Hammerschick

Venice for a Day
The World of Microorganisms
     Paul Ilechko

Polar Vortex
Buffalo Gap
     David R. Solheim

Space Invader
     Deborah Ketai

Red Poppies
Quieting the Honking
     Lindy Obach

Sun Emoji
Productive
(but maybe i am reaching?)
     Angelica Whitehorne

Contagion
Two Rooms, One Departure
     Joel H. Vega

Witness
Laboratory
Recipe
     Kathy Nelson

The Lamp of Mindfulness
While Remaining Calm
     Charlene Langfur

Giving Thanks to the God in Whom I Do Not Believe
toilet paper
You’re Not Sorry
     David Romanda

When Everything Was Alive
When Cities are Tulips
     Sandie Seeger

Don’t Frighten the Horses
     Bonnie Larson Staiger

A Last Nature Poem
The Task
     F.X. Christmas, Jr.

Act of Contrition
Request to Come Back as a House Sparrow
     Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas

Frog
Black Mamba
     Michael Cadnum

Lucy: small, b–
     Jared Schwartz

The Swan
The Abyss
     Alessio Zanelli

From Melismas
     Marlon Hacla (translated by Kristine Ong Muslim)

from aerial roots [off-island chamorros]
     Craig Santos Perez

“Not buffalo in tall grass . . .”
Stones, Sober
     Russ Capaldi

The game
Livorno, May 28th, 1943
     Laura Zucca-Scott

Nuclear Prayer
     Timothy Ralston

Once You’ve Found It
     Thomas Piekarski

Rummage Sale
     Alec Hershman

On the Way to Hallmark
Alaala
     Joanne Mallari

Along the Crumbling Back Sidewalk
     Rodney Torreson

Aldi: Simple Things
     Koss

The Economics of Going Home
Shiva’s Separation from Kashi
     Rajnish Mishra

Lady C.
     Patrick Pfister

Baltimore
     Kevin J.B. O’Connor

Maiden Voyage
     Audrey Spina

Caution
The Pink Petunia
Southern Living
     Ahrend Torrey

Surviving Mardi Gras
     Lane Chasek

The Power’s Gone Out
     Susan Sonde

‘hungry ears’
     Charles Edwards

A Fuckboy Love Poem
     Sean Cho A.

Black Woman
     Kelvin Kellman

Slap the Floor O Glory!
Lantern Lantern Pot of Gold Coin and a Red X
Eastlake
     Travis Hedge Coke

On Spotting Stray Shoes
Standing in the Kitchen with My Mother
     Emily Franklin

Second Childishness
     Debasish Mishra

Fertility Score
     Michel Steven Krug

Hey Nineteen
     Mike Jurkovic

A Fine Distinction
     Michael Spence

Rust Patience
     Diane Webster

To Jon Harder, America’s Finest Capitalist
     Marc Janssen

Camper van
     David Rosenheim

The Unraveling
For Sale, Gently Used
     Dakota Canon

Stumble
Stay
Inipi
     Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson

A Cigarette Is Always A Prop
Short Poem
     David Starkey

Just Tell Me Her Name, Baby
For Sale: Party City Props
     Veronica Ruperto

Your Selflessness
     Joel Fry

[therefore early in the morning]
[these children my children]
     Daniel Lassell

Boldino Autumn
“Place an ear upon the heart of God . . .”
     Kamil Tangalychev (translated by Dean Furbish)

A Poem About Jesus
Waiting
     John Robinson

The Rehearsal
Half-Wish for the Revolution
     James Miller

My Clone
Resume Resurrected
     Charles Baquet

Blue Dream
Empty Space
Waking Up
     Lydia Caros

Untitled
Untitled
Recollections
This Sadness
Fear
     Irma Pineda (translated by Wendy Call)

Punctuality
Ornithology Lesson
Ancient Egypt
     Michael Beihl

Elegy For Nightfall
Harm
Survival Kit
     Despy Boutris

Memento Mori
POV
     Max Orkis

Presence
What will remain
     William J. Joel

She Danced
     Bob Kallberg

Crossing Dusk
     KB Ballentine

In The Hour Before Sunset
     John Grey

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