quiddity (n.) ~ the real nature or essence of a thing; that which makes it what it is
“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 a multimedia arts venue featuring an international literary journal, an NPR Illinois program, and a visiting writer and artist series.
Each publication and broadcast features the evocative and sensate essence of the human experience expressed by poets and writers across the globe.
Founded in 2007, Quiddity features exemplary prose and poetry from emerging and established writers and artists from around the world.
Quiddity is published by Confluence Collaborative and produced in partnership with NPR Illinois. Special edition print issues and back issues of print editions are available.
Quiddity's broadcast features the work of contemporary writers, including writers published in our journal.
It is produced in partnership with NPR Illinois.
Quiddity's CFS for the special print edition, MMXX CE: 2020 in Poetry, has closed.
Thank you to the many writers and artists who took part. We are thrilled to consider such extraordinary work.