Category: Poetry

A Song about Your Needs

The other day, while getting the last of the contributor’s bios and publication agreements together for North Dakota Quarterly 85, Rick Watson sent along a little song.  It’s nothing particularly fancy, but when I received it, first thing in the morning, it made my day. I asked Rick if I

The Cats of St. Nicholas

The last few months at North Dakota Quarterly have been a flurry of activity. We’re preparing a volume for publication, we have a new publisher, we’ve moved offices, and I’m learning the ropes as the new editor.  I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have the former managing editor Kate Sweney around to guide me,

Welcome Our New Poetry Editor: Paul Worley

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of a new poetry editor at North Dakota Quarterly, Paul Worley. The name might be familiar to readers of the NDQ website because we have already collaborated with Paul in publishing his translation of Tsotsil Maya poetry, Snichimal Vayuchil (Flowery Dream) for a


Baby Jessica Walsh She met a man who was really a cursed spindle in a barn no one had checked She faded into a farmhouse thinned to brittle bought chickens and called them all baby Her back her nerves her skin burn a bonfire in between the charms he mixed

Upon Retirement

Upon Retirement Jessica Walsh Tumble shine my bones, articulate me in the anatomy lab where all who used my name may scrape wrist and rib seek heart shell smell ghosted marrow tap my sternum as if to listen for my permission thrumming low down bones steer my jaw around what

Announcing the Dakota Access Poetry Prize!

Celebrating our recent Submittable subscription (which means we can now take submissions on line (and that we once again haz accessible), NDQ is now accepting submissions for the first Dakota Access Poetry Prize (DAPP). This prize is in line with our forthcoming collection of essays on the humanities in the age of austerity. To

Transnational Poetry in Practice: Indigenous Poetry and Snichimal Vayuchil

On Thursday April 12, Western Carolina University partnered with indigenous poets from North Carolina and Mexico to host a Transnational Indigenous Poetry event. WCU welcomed Kimberly L Becker, a poet of mixed Cherokee, Celtic, and Teutonic descent, and was joined through video calling with the Tsotsil Maya Collective Snichimal Vayuchil.

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