Tag: 88.3/4

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

The Poems of Mallory Nygard: Thanksgiving, 1993 and Preservation

In the US, we celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. For many people its a nice holiday to get together with family, watch some sports on TV, and over indulge.  For other such as Mallory Nygard, it has another significance, which I’ll let an savvy reader sort out from her poem “Thanksgiving,

Poetry from Bonnie Larson Staiger

Every now and then we have the privilege of sharing good news from one our authors and this is one of those nows and thens. We are excited to congratulate Bonnie Larson Staiger on the publication of her latest volume of poetry, In Plains Sight, by our friends in Fargo at

Cover for NDQ 88.3/4

Today I’ll turn my attention to the final steps in preparing North Dakota Quarterly for publication. At this point of the process most of the heavy lifting has been done by our publishing partners at the University of Nebraska Press, but my contributors have eagerly completed reviewing their final proofs, and I simply

The Poetry of Dan Quisenberry

As of this morning, the baseball World Series is tied 1-1 between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros and there’s already been a share of drama with Braves’ pitcher Charlie Morton pitching part of game one with a broken leg. With the “Fall Classic” as a backdrop, we thought that it

Poetry: North Country

Earlier this week, I was flipping through NDQ 88.1/2 and a short poem by David R. Solheim stopped me in my tracks. Maybe it is the onset of fall or my ongoing realization that the “north country” is indeed a very quiet place. In any event, I won’t clutter up

Table of Contents for NDQ 88.3/4

With any luck the next issue of NDQ is off to the publisher this afternoon. It’s almost ready and I’m just waiting on a couple of pieces of stray paperwork. In fact, it’s so ready that I’m excited to give the readers of the NDQ blog a sneak peek at the

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