New issue of UND’s 'North Dakota Quarterly' on sale now


Kate Sweney

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College of Arts & Sciences


A chill runs through the latest issue of North Dakota Quarterly (NDQ). Volume 80.1 kicks off with "Paper Cut," a rather frightening story by Dee Redfearn that follows a woman who gets a paper cut. Who knew a paper cut could be lethal?

Other essays explore the terror of an electrical storm in a fire lookout tower (James Knisely), the difficulties of living in a culture where you are just learning to speak the language (Patrick Hunt) and the consequences of losing a father when very young (Dan Shanahan).

On the poetry side, the issue includes an excerpt from the first new translation of Jason and the Argonauts in more than forty years. Titled "Madly in Love with Jason, Medea Contemplates Suicide," the translation is by Grand Forks native Aaron Poochigian. Also, Jane Satterfield intrigues us with her poem, "The War Years: At Play in the Secret City," which tells a story of women in wartime Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.

Seventeen other poems, three additional essays, two short stories, three book reviews and a memory of Bob Lewis by Michael Beard round out the issue.

Look for interviews with some of the authors on the new NDQ Facebook page.

About NDQ:

North Dakota Quarterly is a literary journal whose roots extend back to the early days of the University of North Dakota. One of the famous "little magazines" that have been the traditional seed beds of talented writers, it puts UND on the map while contributing to the nation's cultural and artistic life. Volume 80.1 continues in the tradition of publishing quality articles, essays, works of fiction and poems from all over the world

NDQ Volume 80.1 is available at the North Dakota Museum of Art, the UND Bookstore and the NDQ office in Merrifield Hall room 15. The cost for the issue is $9 and subscriptions to NDQ are $32.