Month: December 2021

The Year in Review

The crew here at NDQ is happy to have survived another chaotic year and managed, but just barely, to have produced two robust volumes of fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and art. The entire editorial staff sends along its appreciation for everyone who entrusted us with their work and took the

Some Holiday Recommendation

Bill Caraher |  As we approach the end of the year and the holiday season, it seems like a good time to share a few of my favorite things. Let’s start with this version of “My Favorite Things” played by Sun Ra and featuring John Gilmore performed in 1977 and released

Short Take: We Are What We Remember

Sharon Carson |  Here in North Dakota, we have recently endured watching one of those “Ban the Teaching of Critical Race Theory” bills fly through a special session of the legislature, complete with high-pitch handwringing in our majority party by people who clearly can’t define Critical Race Theory but who

New Fiction: The Story I Tell Myself

There is a lot going on in the world and, as Ian Woollen’s story says in its first line our “return-to-normal plot needs tweaking. Some days I feel optimistic, some days not so much.” This feels like a fitting story for where we are right now as a society and as

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