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Here’s to You, Mr. Robinson

Over the next few weeks, North Dakota Quarterly will reprint a series of short reviews that explore the legacy of Elwyn B. Robinson’s History of North Dakota on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Far from being a local book on a local place, Robinson’s History of North Dakota was ambitious in scope and elegant in execution.

“Never be afraid to sit a while and think”

The title of this post is from Raisin in the Sun: Act III. From Lorraine Hansberry’s play Les Blancs: Act II, Scene 2: TSHEMBE: I am simply saying that a device is a device, but that it also has consequences: once invented it takes on a life, a reality of

In solidarity

We will return next week with regular posting.

Short Fiction: Rosie the Ruminant

Janet Sarbanes I like to stand at the top of the hill in the early morning, gazing down on the bright green valley wreathed in mist, the sheep clustered close to the barn like a ragged cloud. They lie down after we’re let out and continue sleeping, but I breathe

Springtime Thaws

A light dusting of snow can’t hide the fact that the Northern Plains are enjoying a balmy spring thaw. So in honor of the return to spring, I changed up the masthead a bit to reflect (literally) the spring light on the melting snow.

North Dakota Quarterly on Prairie Public

Our managing editor Kate Sweney and our digital editor, Bill Caraher, joined the nice folks over at Prairie Public Radio’s Main Street to talk about the most recent volume of NDQ and some changes that we see in the future. Bill Thomas reads one of the poems and we explore

The Sun as Art

In seeming anticipation of our upcoming issue dedicated to Art and Science, NASA has released a brilliant new rendering of the sun compiled from images collected on 10 different wavelengths by their Solar Dynamics Observatory. The universe is a pretty dramatic place.

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