Category: Books

Snichimal Vayuchil

Last fall, Snichimal Vayuchil or Flowery Dream, a collection of translated Tsotsil Mayan poems edited and translated by Paul Worley became the first North Dakota Quarterly Supplement. The plan was for it to be a digital download, but after the success of download, we decided to expand the content a bit and include

Wayside Sacraments: Some Free Beauty from Ryan Stander

Ryan Stander is North Dakota Quarterly’s new art editor and to celebrate this, we’ve convinced him to share a little gaggle of his photographs from his instagram feed. Ryan hails from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. His work (in his own words!): “explores the reciprocal relationship between humanity

Micah Bloom’s Skeleton Tree

Brian James Schill If ever there were an artifact that captured the sound of life disintegrating, it is Nick Cave’s 2016 record Skeleton Tree. Produced as Cave was working through the loss of his son Arthur, Skeleton is less a pop album than an accidental elegy—an eschatological document finally worthy

Announcing Micah Bloom’s Codex

In the spirit of collaboration, North Dakota Quarterly is pleased to share in the excitement surrounding the release of Micah Bloom’s Codex from The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. Micah Bloom’s Codex examines the fate of books in the aftermath of the 2011 Minot flood. It is an ambitious

Short Takes: The Matter of History

Bill Caraher The past two decades have seen an explosion in work on the environmental history and a growing interest in materiality. These two trends intersect in the work of scholars who have come to question whether the division between humans and nature is a useful paradigm for understanding the relationship between the bundle

Punk Rock, Lusty Scripts, and Stuff that Matters: An Interview with Brian James Schill

Earlier this month, Brian James Schill first book, The Year’s Work in the Punk Bookshelf, Or, Lusty Scripts, came out from Indiana University Press. We’re pretty lucky to have an in with Brian because, up to recently, he served as undergraduate research coordinator in the honors program at the University of North

On The Classical Debt

Like 98% of the Classicists (or at least Hellenists) in the world right now, I’ve just finished reading Johana Hanink’s The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Age of Austerity (2017). It’s a remarkable book that traces the history of the concept of “Greek debt” from conversations about the West’s

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