Dictionary of the Possible

Sharon Carson | Shifter magazine (https://shifter-magazine.com/) has created some intriguing possibilities in collaborative publication, starting as an online publication and morphing more recently into a multi-platform project, including a turn to print.  In some ways, they have followed the opposite track direction as NDQ: we started and ran for decades

A Prayer for my Christian Father

It is a pleasure to share more poetry from NDQ 86.1/2 which should be arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes even as we speak! This week Danielle Hale offers a deeply personal reflection in her poem “A Prayer for my Christian Father.” For more content from NDQ 86.1/2 click here, or, better

Three Poems by Eric Greinke

We are very pleased to feature three poems from Eric Greinke in the forthcoming issue of NDQ 86.1/2 (2019). They’re vivid and emotionally demanding in confronting pressing issues of climate change, poverty, and inequality in a personal and intimate way. NDQ relies on our outstanding contributors, editors, and subscribers to

It Starts with Wall Charts

Sharon Carson | The Nation recently announced that D.D. Guttenplan would be taking over as editor, following a 25 year tenure in that role by Katherina vanden Heuvel. Here’s a bit more about that transition and Guttenplan’s background as a journalist and writer. Guttenplan has long focused on social analysis

NDQ Issue 86.1/2

Issue 86.1/2 has gone to the printers and we’re pretty happy to share the table of contents with you. The volume has a bit of everything:  5 short stories, 6 non-fiction pieces, and 51 poems, plus a section guest edited by Crystal Alberts on Bill Gass. The contributors range from young poets

An Issue by its Cover

This morning I sent in the last edits to the page proofs for NDQ 86.1/2 (2019). This is a pretty exciting thing because this issue marks our full partnership with the University of Nebraska Press. This means that individuals can subscribe to via UNP’s new web portal and buy (at least one) back issues.

Colloquy in Water

It seems appropriate to offer this poem from Richard Lyons (1920-2000) published in NDQ 30.4 (1962), 120, “Colloquy in Water”. Lyons’ poems appeared in the New Yorker, Paris Review, The Nation, and the Kenyon Review. “It’s snowing again.”

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