North Dakota Quarterly is pleased to announce three “notable contribution” commendations in the 2017 Best American Essays volume. This is a major honor for the Quarterly and its authors and editors. The jury recognized three individual contributions, one by Peter Grandbois and one by W. Scott Olsen, as well as
Migrants, Refugees, and Games of Othering: An Eastern European Perspective (published in NDQ 84.1/2) Daniela Koleva At the 2016 Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Austin, Texas, along with sessions addressing my professional interests of African-American and American literature, I was drawn to presentations on travel, migration, and border crossing.
If you’re in the Twin Cities today and a Thomas McGrath fan, you might want to stop by the University Club on 420 Summit Ave. in St. Paul at 7 pm for a reading from his epic poem “Letters to an Imaginary Friend” and discussion of his life and legacy. Here’s the
As our newest issue is heading out to subscribers, we have a few more bits of good news from NDQ headquarters. First, Wayne Harrison’s short story collection Wrench won the 2015 New American Fiction Prize and will be published in 2017. His story “Seasons of Doubt” is in this issue
Nancy Friese’s vibrant Lake Light watercolor on the front cover sets up the focus of this Spring/Summer issue of North Dakota Quarterly. You don’t need those big fat summertime reading lists. You are holding in your hands a wonderful collection of fiction, essays, and poems. The strangely haunting “Kindle and Scorch” by
We’d like to thank everyone who has sent notes of support, words of encouragement, and thoughts our way as we begin to look ahead toward a new future for North Dakota Quarterly. We particularly appreciate the willingness of subscribers, contributors, and colleagues to be part of this process. To keep
North Dakota Quarterly, an interdisciplinary public humanities journal published at the University of North Dakota for more than 83 years, has been notified that it will lose its funding in the current wave of budget cuts at UND. Effective August 15th, NDQ will no longer have salary for its managing