proofs“Quiddity is simply delightful…it goes about its business of entertaining the masses of literary fandom…with an originality never seen…a wonderful romp through words…writing of the finest example…it doesn’t get any better than this.”


The brilliant thing about the medium is to hear poets reading, speaking and singing their works and the extra impact that it makes on the listener.”

~Cambridge University Press

Quiddity is the real nature or essence of a thing – that which makes it what it is. The annual print issue of Quiddity features exemplary prose, poetry, and artwork from emerging and established writers and artists around the world that reaches for, struggles with, attempts to explain or understand this essence. International submissions are encouraged.

The public-radio program, temporarily on hiatus, was published and produced in partnership with NPR member/PRI affiliate NPR Illinois. Our audio archive features select Quiddity authors and artists reading and talking about their work.



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