Tag: 88.1/2

Short Fiction: Dynamite

North Dakota Quarterly is proudly based at the University of North Dakota. This fall, for better or for worse, the Quarterly office witnessed the return of students to campus with its buzz of energy, the palpable anxiety, and feeling of potential (even in an age when the future feels increasingly decided).

Poetry from Evan Anders

It’s interesting how our personal lives adopt practices (and terms) that so often evoke our collective lives. Evan Anders’s poems from the latest issue of NDQ trace the way in which the collective experiences of ritual and dystopia inform the little struggles that make up our daily lives.  If you like this

New Fiction: Kept Company by Sheila Liming

Every now and then, we have the pleasure of publishing a piece by someone from the NDQ family. In NDQ 88.1/2 we published the first fiction publications by our non-fiction editor, Sheila Liming. It’s Gothic with a distinct New England vibe and an almost perfect way to celebrate her (relatively) new position at Champlain College in Burlington, VT.

Essay: Carl Schiffman’s “The Informed Heart”

As we approach the “Frog Days of Summer” and our summer reading lists may be looking a bit spare, we though it would be a good time to offer a some high quality bonus reading. Carl Schiffman’s essay “The Informed Heart” is a wonderful recollection told with carefully wrought, plain spoken prose. The essay has

A Poem by William Heath: The Hough Riots

July is a time when we often reflect on our place as individuals within the collective that is the nation especially as we think about the legacy of the American and French Revolutions. It seems like a fitting time to post William Heath’s poem, “The Hough Riots.” The poem considers how we understand

Fiction: Kathleen Lynch Baum’s A Spy in Vienna, Seduced

It is our pleasure to share Kathleen Lynch Baum’s short story, “A Spy in Vienna, Seduced.” It is a complicated love story, a seduction, and shot through with the anxieties of relationships, cultural displacement, and indeterminacy. It is the ideal long read for a midsummer weekend and perfect for those

A Poem by John Walser: Chronoscope 181: And that spot

Last week, I mentioned that as the day grow longer, time seems to slow down a bit. I tend to take advantage of the longer days by going for long rides in the North Dakota countryside. Invariably these rides lead to the places described in this poem.  John Walser’s Chronoscope series

Fiction from Katie Edkins Milligan: Witness

Summertime is reading season when for many people, the pace of life slows down a bit as days get longer and with that extra daylight comes a feeling that there is always time to read one more chapter or one more poem. To celebrate the long days of June and July,

The Day the Sun Didn’t Rise

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer which for many people means long warm days and outdoor gatherings and activities. It also means added risks that come with summer weather especially amplified by the vagaries of climate change. Katrin Arefy’s essay from NDQ 88.1/2,  “The Day the Sun Didn’t

COVID and the NDQ Cover

A number of readers and subscribers have asked about issue 88.1/2. It should be coursing its way to your post box even as we speak. It features on the cover works from a crowd-sourced letterpress project developed by our Art Editor, Ryan Stander. It is as our a COVID project as you

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