Publisher’s description: Quiddity is published and produced by Benedictine University in partnership with NPR-member WUIS.
The journal features exemplary prose, poetry, and artwork from around the world. The public-radio program and visiting writer series feature select authors and artists. Contributors to the journal are invited to submit audio for the public-radio program.
The term quiddity means “the real nature or essence of a thing; that which makes it what it is.” Those who participate in the arts—crafters, readers, viewers, listeners—are its quiddity, and Quiddity not only seeks work from a diverse pool of individuals but also to share that work with a wide audience.
From the Editor: The arts have a magnificent capacity to engender moments of keen understanding—moments that can happen across time, culture, and distance, coalescing into a distillate spark of acute discernment. Your contribution to this embrace through your participation constitutes the quiddity of the arts and is deeply appreciated. ~JBT
“A fine choice for any collection of contemporary literature.”
“The brilliant thing about the medium is to hear poets reading, speaking and singing their works and the extra impact it makes.”
—Cambridge University Press
“A delightful combination of poetry and short fiction…irresistible.”