North Dakota Quarterly 89:3/4

North Dakota Quarterly 89:3/4

Edited by William Caraher

Table Of Contents

Volume 89, Numbers 3-4 (Fall/Winter 2022)

Editor’s Note

On Objective Beauty
Grant McMillian

Ribbon of Light

Christine Skolnik

From the Desk of Celeste Derry
Kevin Grauke

The Firmament
Christopher Chambers

Spirits in the Material World
Josh Shuart 

I Miss Human Connection
Karina Kupp    

Back to Donnie
Linda Lacy      

Are We Still Soulmates?
Patricia Feinman        

The Labyrinth
Heidi Fettig Parton      


The Scent of Time
Gail Tyrone   

Contemporary American Poetry
Elton Glaser      

Mid-December in a Classroom Waiting for Final Essays To Be Completed
Alan Britt        

Autumn Emanations
Jeanne Emmons 

Burial of the Dead
Kurt Lovelace  

Longing Comes To Life
Parade of Hats
Lynn McGee 

On the Wings of a Bee
Keep on Living
Elena Lelia Radulescu 

New Country
James Underwood      

growing up in America is neurosis
Elder Gideon  

Patrick Baker   

The Words of My Grandmother Come From a White Mouth
The Vanity of Consequence
Anthony Albright    

No Tango Dinero
Una Vida Mejor
Claudia Madrid Hernandez      

Bharti Bansal    

Craig Cotter     

Another Tale from The Office Archives
Jim Daniels    

The Wheel
Paul Bamberger 

The Endless Beginning
A. Molotkov     

Old Stories
Robert Evory    

Stoves Go Well with Snow
Sharon Chmielarz     

Tin Roof: An Etheree
Emory Jones  

Best Month of Winter
Dan Raphael     

Drive Safe
Jason Thornberry       

New Year’s Eve
Michael Aderibigbe      

preface of a riddle
Training Day
REM: A Case Study
Dorsía Smith Silva     

Collective Experience
Ken Poyner       

Story & Hunger
You are a wonder
J. Alan Nelson  

Self Portrait with Logic and Grief
Kristy Nielsen   

Getting an Airbnb in Saigon
William Brown 

When We Lived at the Old Hotel
Russell Thorburn        

Motel: Note to Self
Ash Wednesday
Norita Dittberner-Jax    

Through our Days
Paul Freidinger 

Preparing for the Sale
Ivo Drury       

Hypnotizing Chickens as a Child
Cows, a Nightmare
Matthew J. Spireng      

In a Modern Library
George Thomas 

Breaking the Rules
Duane Anderson     

Caffeinated Promise
Joshua Hall     

Two Untitled Poems
Adam Day     

No(ise is what I hear)
Jen Karetnick  

Dolphins in My January
Kelly Talbot   

Grandmother’s Vanity
Dawn Terpstra 

Hello Lightheaded Day
Annie Przypyszny         

The Mother
Speaking, Mystery, Crimson
Devon Miller-Duggan   

After the Concert
Scenes Skirting the Edge
Joannie Stangeland       

Bond very nearly Bond
Michelle R. Disler       

Too Thorough
David Sapp   

nature’s way
Ron Torrence    

Washing My Newborn Daughter
Cecil Morris     

Opposable Thumbs
Daniel Ginsburg        

Good Boy
Lucas Pingel  

Honey, We’re Killing the Kids
Systematic Desensitization: A Dialogue with the New Amsterdam Bottle on My Shoulder
Rachel Goodman     

A Privacy
Emily Vieweg   

The Nazarene
Claire Watson 

The Costs of Living
Make Like Shakespeare
Kurt Olsson   

The Party Line at the Virgin Mary’s Shrine
Emily Dorff      

In the Name of the Fodder, and of the Gun, and of the Wholly Dispirited
John Martino 

Fifty Percent Chance
Rahab Is My Homegirl
Morning Berries
Jorge Antonio Vallejos  

Consider the Example: the Example is Death
Daisy Bassen 

Corner Store
Viola Lee      

now she’s the size of a pomegranate
James Dewey   

Goddess of Belle Vue
Christie Borely  

The Night I Slept Over
Jennifer Novotney      

Sun’s Constant Gladness
Mark Hurtubise 

The Rival
Catherine Hardy           

Greg Kosmicki  

The Blue and the Black
Alexander Wolff         

John Tustin      

Easing Travel Restrictions
Jim Ross         

Haiku: Faint Hope
Uchimura Kaho