North Dakota Quarterly 90:1-2

North Dakota Quarterly 90:1-2

Edited by William Caraher
Guest co-editors Aubrey Roemmich and Julia Tietz

Table Of Contents

Volume 90, Numbers 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2023)


Editor’s Note  



Stan Hollingworth       

The Cure for Smallpox

Florence MacDonald    


Simon Howells 

Lying Down

James Sallis     

The End

David F. Young 


For Everyday Life

Ndaba Sibanda 

West Coast Weather

Grace Kearney 

Between Us and Them

Aqeel Ahmad  

Terrible People

Thomas Heise 

Previous History

Lea Page          

The Reporter

Steve Slavin     

My Mother and Middlemarch

Ruth Schemmel 


A Review of Textual Rivalries: Jesus, Midrash, and Kabbalah

Sharon Carson  

Review Essay: The Order of Myths and Descendant

Gayatri Devi    


Cakewalk through Kudzu

In the Spirit of Dorothy Dandridge—

The White Negro Girl’s Diary

by Kathy Z. Price  

He Killed the Child He Loved

Landscape with Boy and Gun

Thinking of Odysseus’s Wife, I Learn to Wait

by Helen Marie Casey       

A child’s hand

by Stefan Hertsmans (translated by Arno Bohlmeijer)         

Hello Life

by Phebe Rasch (translated by Arno Bohlmeijer)   

The Turnip Queen

by Ann Leamon    


by Audra Burwell  

In memoriam. James Dickey

by Steven Lebow  

Handing Down

by Jim Tilley         

Third Week of June

Carrying Memory

by Eric Marland    

Cat’s Meow

The Rain

by Richard Weaver 

On Finding a Dead Deer in My Backyard

A Morning’s Walk

by Nolo Segundo  

I pull teeth

The Garden

Circle Ode

Everything Will Be Like This Again

by Lucy Western   

Bird on a Wire


by Dana Curtis      


by Stephen McConnell      

Church, Ostuni


by Miriam O’Neal 

Liberation: Shiv Tattvy

Liberation: Summit

The Goddess Incarnates

Cow Dust Hour


by Nidhi Agrawal  

Homeless Camps along I-240 East

In Decimals

by Holly Cian       

Fossil, OR

by Gerald Wagoner           

Coal Camp

by Elizabeth Pope 

September’s Start

by Kakie Pate        

preface of a riddle

Training Day

REM: A Case Study

by Dorsía Smith Silva        

Memento Mori

by David Melville 

Self-Portrait of the Expatriate in the Time of Anxiety

by Maxwell Tang  

Wounds That Kill, Would Us All

Break, 2020

by Sean William Carrero   

Sonnet full of knowing

by William Joel     

Sunsets Like a God Damn Painting

by Andrew Wittstadt         

Rite of Passage


by David R. Solheim         

Chill Greta, Chill


In Response to My Students Who Still Don’t Understand Irony

Ode to Sadness

by Candice Kelsey 

Red cherries (Italy, 1943)

A taste of heaven


by Laura Zucca-Scott        

Against the Wall


by Neal Zirn          

Past Flight


by Holly Day