Learning to Go Slow

Bill Caraher |  In 2013, I co-edited an issue of North Dakota Quarterly with Rebecca Rozelle-Stone. The issue considered the “slow” movement which had started to expand from the rather limited perspective on cooking and foodways, primarily associated with the “slow food” movement, to a wider consideration about the seemingly relentless pace of life in the 21st century. By 2010, there

Poetry: North Country

Earlier this week, I was flipping through NDQ 88.1/2 and a short poem by David R. Solheim stopped me in my tracks. Maybe it is the onset of fall or my ongoing realization that the “north country” is indeed a very quiet place. In any event, I won’t clutter up

Table of Contents for NDQ 88.3/4

With any luck the next issue of NDQ is off to the publisher this afternoon. It’s almost ready and I’m just waiting on a couple of pieces of stray paperwork. In fact, it’s so ready that I’m excited to give the readers of the NDQ blog a sneak peek at the

Short Fiction: Through the Window

One of the pleasures of editing North Dakota Quarterly is seeing authors return to our pages. In our next volume, we’ll have a couple of returning voices and hopefully we’ll get to celebrate them here on the blog. This week, I’m posting a short story by Kareen Tayyar titled “Through the

Colie Hoffman Poetry Prize

As editor of NDQ, I have the privilege of publishing a wide range of authors from undergraduates to grizzled veterans of the writing business. While we treasure each author’s work we publish in different ways, there is always something exciting about introducing our readers to a new voice. Along those

The Poetry of Rhys Carpenter

Bill Caraher |  Last week, while having a conversation with one of my old Greek archaeology buddies, he casually mentioned that Rhys Carpenter had written poetry. I suppose this not a secret to the cognoscenti, but I didn’t know. Of course, I knew Rhys Carpenter as an architect and an

Short Fiction: Dynamite

North Dakota Quarterly is proudly based at the University of North Dakota. This fall, for better or for worse, the Quarterly office witnessed the return of students to campus with its buzz of energy, the palpable anxiety, and feeling of potential (even in an age when the future feels increasingly decided).

The NDQ Reader and Looking Ahead to Our 90th Volume

In 2023, NDQ will publish its 90th volume. This milestone is made all more significant because it’ll be my (Bill Caraher’s) fifth volume as editor and also represent all the hard work of the entire editorial board to ensure that NDQ survived when it was on brink around volume 84 and volume 85 (which you

Donald Junkins Red Point Journal: Swan’s Island, Summer 2001

This spring, the passing of our former poetry editor Donald Junkins saddened the NDQ community. Junkins was a poet, educator, and editor both for the Quarterly and the Massachusetts Review. In recognition of his contributions to NDQ and his work, we thought we’d republish a collection of his poems from

Donald Junkins Red Point Journal: Swan’s Island, Summer 2001

This spring, the passing of our former poetry editor Donald Junkins saddened the NDQ community. Junkins was a poet, educator, and editor both for the Quarterly and the Massachusetts Review. In recognition of his contributions to NDQ and his work, we thought we’d republish a collection of his poems from

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