Women and the Quarterly

Bill Caraher | I think it’s fair to say that events of last week shook many readers, contributors, editors, and friends of North Dakota Quarterly. I continue to struggle to process the Supreme Court’s decision and the legislative fall out across the United States. I know that I’m not in the position

The Art of Listening

Sharon Carson | This year, our NDQ blog nod to Pride invites you to cool off in the seasonal heat by venturing down some elaborate audio rabbit holes, along paths created via a collaboration between WFMT radio in Chicago, the Chicago History Museum, and those talented archivists dedicated to making

“Son, I just told you”: On Believing and the Poetry of John Poff

It’s summertime and in the U.S. this still means baseball. It seems fitting, then, to feature some poetry from John Poff who was a major leaguer and is a brilliant poet. As our poetry editor, Paul Worley, points out in his introduction, his work isn’t so much about baseball as

A Letter from the Archive

This spring, I once again had the privilege of packing the North Dakota Quarterly office into boxes in preparation for a move to another new office. This is always a treat because I get to learn how much NDQ’s archive weighs and how many reasonably sized boxes it takes to

Peyton Gendron is not a right-wing American problem; he is an American problem

Gayatri Devi | Perhaps the most disconcerting outcome of the fatal mass shooting at the Tops grocery store in Buffalo, New York on Saturday, May 14th that killed ten people and injured three is the fact that the media discourse is slowly but surely shifting the crux of the white

Special Section on Literature in Translation

While North Dakota Quarterly relies on subscriptions to stay afloat, we also do all we can to make sure that we attract both new readers and new contributors. This means whenever possible, we let readers enjoy the Quarterly for free in the hope that it inspires them to contribute in the future

Mildly Ekphrastic Poetry: Timothy Dodd’s Tenebrists

Recently, we have enjoyed an uptick in what I’d broadly call ekphrastic poetry here at North Dakota Quarterly. These poems describe, meditate on, and celebrate art (and architecture) while offering us new, transmedia, transhistorical, windows into the human condition.   This week, we’ll feature Timothy Dodd’s poem “Tenebrist” from NDQ 88:3/4 not only to showcase

Larry Woiwode

Last month, Larry Woiwode died. He was North Dakota’s poet laureate and a fixture in the Northern Plains literary scene for a half-century. His second novel, Beyond the Bedroom Wall (1975) earned him the most acclaim and commercial success.  He was not a regular contributor to the Quarterly, but in 1996, we published

Essay: Ymir’s Blood

This year marks the 25 anniversary of the Red River flood that inundated Grand Forks, North Dakota and surrounding communities. It is a painful memory for many who lived through it. The recent rains and snow have made these memories a bit more painful as they have once again pushed the Red

Issue 89.1/2 is off to the printers!

Just a short post today to announce that NDQ 89.1/2 is off to the printers. This is a great time to subscribe if you like what we do here on this blog. Or to check out some of the content scheduled to appear in issue 89.1/2 that we’ve already shared.

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