Tag: 89.1/2

“Son, I just told you”: On Believing and the Poetry of John Poff

It’s summertime and in the U.S. this still means baseball. It seems fitting, then, to feature some poetry from John Poff who was a major leaguer and is a brilliant poet. As our poetry editor, Paul Worley, points out in his introduction, his work isn’t so much about baseball as

Special Section on Literature in Translation

While North Dakota Quarterly relies on subscriptions to stay afloat, we also do all we can to make sure that we attract both new readers and new contributors. This means whenever possible, we let readers enjoy the Quarterly for free in the hope that it inspires them to contribute in the future

Essay: Ymir’s Blood

This year marks the 25 anniversary of the Red River flood that inundated Grand Forks, North Dakota and surrounding communities. It is a painful memory for many who lived through it. The recent rains and snow have made these memories a bit more painful as they have once again pushed the Red

Issue 89.1/2 is off to the printers!

Just a short post today to announce that NDQ 89.1/2 is off to the printers. This is a great time to subscribe if you like what we do here on this blog. Or to check out some of the content scheduled to appear in issue 89.1/2 that we’ve already shared.

New Poetry: Baseball Time

Despite the 15 inches of snow outside the window and temperatures that are stalled near freezing, it is officially spring and the baseball season has begun. Those of us who observe the start of baseball season (and I credit our poetry editor Paul Worley for reviving my interest in the game many

An Issue by its Cover

One of the surest signs that an issue is almost ready is when we have a cover. You can check out more from this issue here. This issue’s cover is particular special because it features a print of a graphite pencil drawing by David F. Routon. Routon is the late father

Judith Šalgo in Translation

North Dakota Quarterly would like to offer a hearty congratulations to our friend, NDQ contributor, and general bon vivant John Cox. He was recognized as the best translator of Serbian literature in 2021 by the Serbian PEN Center. You can read a bit about it here. This major literary accomplishment celebrates John’s work translating the of a

The Last Pages of NDQ 89.1/2: Cameron Brooks Red Light

A few issues ago, I started a tradition of publishing on the blog the last contribution to the issue. This might be because I have a nagging fear that readers won’t turn to the final pages of the journal or that if they read NDQ cover to cover (which I

Two Poems by Dmitry Blizniuk

North Dakota Quarterly 89.1/2 features a special section on literature in translation which includes two poems from Dmitry Blizniuk translated by Sergey Gerasimov. Blizniuk is a Ukrainian poet who lives in Kharkov. We had no idea twelve months ago when we accepted these poems for translation that he would be surviving

Table of Contents for NDQ 89.1/2

On Monday, the next issue of North Dakota Quarterly went to our publishing partners at the University of Nebraska Press. It is a pretty exciting issue (and not just because it’s almost done!). NDQ 89.1/2 includes not only the usual gaggle of stories, essays, and poetry, but a special section on

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