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On Bump Outs, Logistics, and Citizenship in a Small Town

Over the last few months, I’ve been contributing some short essays on small town life from North Dakota Quarterly’s back yard in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Here’s one, In Praise of Trucks, and another, Alone Together in a Small Town. Maybe someday, I’ll write a little book or something.  – Bill Caraher,

Welcome Our New Poetry Editor: Paul Worley

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of a new poetry editor at North Dakota Quarterly, Paul Worley. The name might be familiar to readers of the NDQ website because we have already collaborated with Paul in publishing his translation of Tsotsil Maya poetry, Snichimal Vayuchil (Flowery Dream) for a

A Quiet Place to Hide

Congratulations to William Jensen, whose short story “A Quiet Place to Hide” (NDQ 83.3/4 (2016) was recognized in the 2017 Best American Mystery Stories. We (and the author himself!) missed this honor this past fall when we celebrated the other authors whose work was noted in the  2017 edition of Best

In Praise of Trucks

I had been home from my summer field work for about 24 hours when I found myself in our yard, cleaning up branches from a major summer thunderstorm. For the next five or six days, I watched pick-up trucks full of fallen limbs, brush, and other debris transport their crumpled

I Let My Tape Rock ’til My Tape Popped: Music and Media in the 21st Century

By Bill Caraher A couple weeks ago my friend David Haeselin posted a nice review of Deerhunter’s Double Dream of Spring on the North Dakota Quarterly page. I’ve listened to the album, and I can’t really find much to say about it (and certainly can’t say anything as eloquent as Dave has).

Protests, Sports, and Spectacle: Race and Dissent in a Global Context

This past week, North Dakota Quarterly editorial board member Eric Burin was on Jack Russell Weinstein’s Why? radio show on Fargo’s Prairie Public Radio. Eric discusses his forthcoming book project Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Dissent, and Patriotism in 21st Century America which brings together over 30 essays considering Colin Kaepernick, protests, race, and sports in


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