Month: January 2021

Thinking about a Cover for NDQ 88.1/2

Yesterday afternoon the copy edited manuscripts for NDQ 88.1/2 arrived in my inbox. This is always an exciting time it feels like the issue is taking the first step in its move from a gaggle of disaggregated selections to something more cohesive and complete. At around this time in the process, I usually

Two Poems by Lindy Obach

Every now and then a member of the NDQ editorial board reaches out and tell me how much they liked this or that contribution. It should go without saying that just like most of our readers, editorial board members generally enjoy most of what’s in the Quarterly. Even so, every now and then someone feels

Essay: It Hardly Hurt a Bit

Over the last decade, I’ve thought a good bit about music and failure. In fact, when I wear my hat as a publisher, two of my favorite books from my small press deal with punk rock music (and archaeology) and the art of failing. Perhaps this is why Mike Miley’s essay, “It

Public Domain Day NDQ Style

Bill Caraher |  This year’s Public Domain Day was pretty exciting. It featured, among other things, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby which was published in 1925 and therefore entered the public domain on January 1. Hemingway’s In Our Time, John Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer and Edith Wharton’s The Writing of

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