Tag: 88.3/4

Sun Ra to Brighten Your Winter Days

Our sister operation here at the University of North Dakota is called The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. Earlier this year, we collaborated with them to publish John J. Cox’s translation of Jurij Koch’s The Cherry Tree which is still available for free download or as a low cost paperback here. Our

A Poem by Ron Dowell: I reckon a move to Cube

Living here in North Dakota it is sometimes easy to think of poetry as being an overly bucolic affair. This is, of course, insane (or at least not very smart). After all, one of my favorite books of poetry published in recent years is Jim Daniels’ Gun/Shy which is firmly

Essay: Judith Fetterley’s In Praise of Grass

As summer slowly starts to ebb here in the Northern Plains, periodic showers fortify the infamous “frog days of summer” where the region musters a bare imitation of humidity to give folks something to complain about while in line at the supermarket. The mild temperatures and the rain remind us that we live on

Mildly Ekphrastic Poetry: Timothy Dodd’s Tenebrists

Recently, we have enjoyed an uptick in what I’d broadly call ekphrastic poetry here at North Dakota Quarterly. These poems describe, meditate on, and celebrate art (and architecture) while offering us new, transmedia, transhistorical, windows into the human condition.   This week, we’ll feature Timothy Dodd’s poem “Tenebrist” from NDQ 88:3/4 not only to showcase

Poetry from Robert Fillman

It is cold here in North Dakota (Quarterly) Land and it feels appropriate to share a wintery poem. Robert Fillman’s “Salting the Driveway (With Help)” is the kind of intergeneration meditation that breathes unexpected depth into an otherwise mundane activity. Poems like this (and this one in particular) prepare us to

Poetry from Lisa Creech Bledsoe

Every now and then, I get some positive emails and comments about a poem, story, or essay. The last couple weeks I’ve had some nice remarks about Lisa Creech Beldsoe’s poem “Finishing My First Agatha Christie Novel over Breakfast, Then the News.” The poem appeared in NDQ 88.3/4. The poem is a brilliant reflection

Fiction from Tallia Deitsch: The Famous Patient

Cold winter weekends are perfect for short fiction (actually, all weekends are, but I’m trying to embrace the current weather). It is our pleasure to share another story from NDQ 88.3/4: “The Famous Patient” by Tallia Deitsch. It tells the story of a caregiver’s time with the reclusive, and exceedingly difficult Mr.

Review: Finding Self in the Bakken North Dakota Oil Boom

A few years ago, during the darkest day of the Quarterly, I wondered whether we might pivot the entire project toward something I called (in my cloudiest of heads) the North Dakota Review. Needless to say this project never happened (and probably for the best), but North Dakota Quarterly has

Essay: Teach a Girl to Make a Fire

North Dakota Quarterly is proudly based at the University of North Dakota. As a result, this time of year, we invariably start to think about teaching and how the things we do, both in and outside the classroom shape the lives of people around us. As I hunkered down by

New Fiction: The Story I Tell Myself

There is a lot going on in the world and, as Ian Woollen’s story says in its first line our “return-to-normal plot needs tweaking. Some days I feel optimistic, some days not so much.” This feels like a fitting story for where we are right now as a society and as

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