Tag: 85

Women and the Quarterly

Bill Caraher | I think it’s fair to say that events of last week shook many readers, contributors, editors, and friends of North Dakota Quarterly. I continue to struggle to process the Supreme Court’s decision and the legislative fall out across the United States. I know that I’m not in the position

Paper Man

Paula Brown’s story, “Paper Man,” lingered in my head for weeks after I read it, and I couldn’t be happier to publish it in NDQ 85 (2018). It’s a reflection anchored in stark imagery that offers vivid foundation for thinking about the fragility and resilience of life. As spring comes

Images of Austerity

In NDQ 85 we included a special section titled “The Humanities in the Age of Austerity,” and there was a photo essay by Wyatt Atchley that was part of this section. This essay is the first time that Wyatt has had any of his photography published. His photo essay occupies a special place in the

Download NDQ 85 for Free

Little magazines like North Dakota Quarterly are so resilient and enduring because people contribute to them, people subscribe to them, and people read them. To celebrate all the people who have helped to make North Dakota Quarterly possible, we’re very happy to release the entire volume 85 as a free download. Go

Green Scarf

This week, we decided to share some fiction from NDQ 85 a bit earlier because we have a really cool announcement to make on Thursday. Judith Ford’s “Green Scarf” is a harrowing and uncompromising read that speaks to a pressing concern. It appeared at the first story in NDQ 85 and demonstrates the power of


While the “bomb cyclone” roils away outside, it seems like an appropriate time to curl up with a short story from the latest issue of North Dakota Quarterly. Here’s is Bill Gaythwaite’s story “Snapshot” which evokes in me warmer days and the gentle melancholy that feels like a lingering winter

Two more poems: american idols and the last of the polka dots

We’re hearing that contributors are receiving their copies of NDQ 85, and we’ll continue to make selections from this volume available here on the NDQ blog. Today we feature to poems by Evan Anders, “american idols” and  “last of the polka dots” which both offer searing perspectives on our contemporary condition.

Apartment Windows in January

It would seem that my penchant for literalism continues for another week with Marjorie Power’s poem “Apartment Windows in January.” We’re enjoying a few more days of January type temperatures here in the Northern Plains and her poem evokes the beauty of the cold. It appears in NDQ 85 which

Chronoscope 126: The moon, the closest orbit

At the risk of being accused of a kind of literalism, this poem by John Walser which will appear in NDQ 85 has been banging around in my head all week. Check out more from volume 85 here. Subscribe. Submit. Chronoscope 126: The moon, the closest orbit By John Walser The


A sample from NDQ 85: Clay Matthew’s “clutch”: clutch at the transmission shop talking with an old man who tells me about his bad hip, the pipe that blew from his semi and knocked all his teeth out, his boy running a crotch rocket into a van, steel rods screwed

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