Unvarnished: A Poem by Amalia Dillin

I’m excited to share with everyone today “Unvarnished” from Amalia Dillin. The poem evokes the anxieties of our media saturated world in the life of a writer. I suspect that most of our readers and contributors will be able to recognize the delicate tension between being of the world and being

Short Fiction: Megan Howell’s Harper and Marisol

This week, issue 87.1/2 went off to the copy editors meaning that it is well and truly in production! To celebrate this landmark, I thought that I’d share one of my favorite pieces of short fiction from recent issues, Megan Howell’s “Harper and Marisol.” The story channels the anxiety of the

NDQ 2019 Year in Review

… TAP TAP TAP… is this thing on? Happy New Year?  We hope that NDQ readers come to the NDQ blog from time to time. Each week we try to publish something new and different. Often it’s a poem, story, or essay from a volume of NDQ. Sometimes it’s an update

Ghosts Signs

Every now and then, when no one is looking, I abuse my position as editor and write something for the  North Dakota Quarterly blog. Today is another installment in my reflections on small town life from NDQ’s back yard in Grand Forks, North Dakota. My favorite is The Dog Park at the End of

New Nonfiction: Jorgia Wants a Chapter

Storey Clayton’s piece in the most recent issue of NDQ, “Jorgia Wants a Chapter,” is one of my favorite recent essays. It is part of his Driving for U: Behind the Wheel of a New Orleans Uber series, and this piece, like the others in this series, is absolutely worth your time even during the

Three Poems from Jenny L. Davis

The poetry and prose that I read each month in my capacity as editor of North Dakota Quarterly often speaks to me, but it rarely speaks to me on a professional level in my day job is as a field archaeologist and historian. Jenny L. Davis’s poems in issue 86.3/4 manage both to

Indians of Alcatraz: 50th Anniversary of the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz (1969-1971)

Gayatri Devi, Contributing Editor, North Dakota Quarterly 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Native American occupation of Alcatraz island that lasted 19 months from 20 November 1969 to 11 June 1971.  The occupation has been variously interpreted as an act of civil disobedience as well as the “first major instance of pan-Indian

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