A Poem for a Time of Pandemic

North Dakota Quarterly is very pleased to share Maunel Tzoc Bucup’s poem, “Bullshit in oblivion” written for International Poetry Day in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the author notes: “I wrote this poem as we sit on the verge of mass death.” The poem was originally posted on Facebook. The poem

North Dakota Quarterly 87.1/2 Covers!

It goes without saying that there are very few reasons to celebrate these days, but as our publication workflow adapts to the challenge of COVID-19, we are getting back on schedule for the publication of issue 87.1/2. That means, if you’re a contributor, check your email for page proofs this

Two Poems from Danny Barbare

North Dakota Quarterly has been fortunate enough to receive two of Danny Barbare’s short and vivid poems over the past year. In 86.3/4 “The Snow” appeared toward the front of the issue, and we’re doing the same thing with “The Movie” for issue 87.1/2 which is currently in production. Remember that NDQ relies on

A Prodigal Poem: Caroline Parkman Barr’s All I Have to Offer

It is our pleasure to share Caroline Parkman Barr’s poem “All I Have to Offer” which will appear in NDQ 87.1/2.  This poem had a bit of an odd journey through our editorial processes. It was lost in a file mix-up in the editorial office, then I promised it would

NDQ 87.1/2 Table of Contents

NDQ 87.1/2 has gone to our publishing partners at the University of Nebraska Press, so it seemed like a good time to share the table of contents for the issue. We’ve rejiggered the table of contents to organize the contributions by genre, although the body of the journal will continue with

Of Bagpipes and Brexit, Cabbages and Kings

North Dakota Quarterly issue 87.1/2 is almost ready to go to typesetting. One of the finishing touches on any issue s the editor’s note. For this issue, we’re lucky enough to have an editor’s note from Sheila Liming, our non-fiction editor. That this coincides with the re-opening of non-fiction submissions

War, Influenza, and the University

Like many people, I’ve been watching the spread of coronavirus with a combination of fascination and shock. Watching a virus traverse the world via our dense network of travel, community, and institutions is a remarkable reminder of the vital global flows that make our situation possible. It seems to speak to something

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