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Announcing the Winner of our Ekphrastic Poetry Contest!


We are pleased to announce the results of our Ekphrastic Poetry Contest: Seriality, Sexuality, Semiotics:

Winner: Jeanette Lynes, for "1979"

Honorable Mention: Jacques Rancourt, for "Crossed Signals"

Finalists:

Joshua Garcia, for "Self-Portrait as Three Archetypal Media Images"

torrin a. greathouse, for "Bondage Device: Cross"

Brett Hanley, for "Bondage Device: Meat Hoist

 

The winner will read her work at the upcoming Krannert Art Museum symposium on Hal Fischer's photography (event details TBA). The winning, honorable mention, and finalist poems will appear in Ninth Letter's Spring/Summer 2022 edition (vol. 19, no. 1), due out in May 2022.

Many thanks to all who submitted work, and a special thanks to our guest judge, Eduardo C. Corral.

 

Spring/Summer 2013 – Vol. 10, No. 1

 

Contributors

Fiction

Hannah Brooks-Motl "The River"
Kirsty Logan "Momma Grows a Diamond"
Brian Trapp "Michael and Sal"
Anne Valente "A Field Guide to Female Anatomy"

Nonfiction

Amy Bernhard "Tag" 
Thomas H. McNeely "The Burning Bed"
Lydia Melby "A Secret Code I Could Never Understand"
Titi Nguyen "Chao Bà Ngoai"
Daniel Story "In Need of Assistance"

Poetry

Brian Barker "The Book of Orders"
Anne Barngrover "Bluetick Hound"
Geri Doran "The Observable World," "Threshold," "Inlet," "Near-In, the World," "Pure"
Kathy Fagan, "Suburban Canticle"
Tarfia Faizullah, "Self-Portrait as Slinky"
Matthew Gavin Frank, "The Laws of Stasis," "Inheritance"
Brandi George, "Crone-Ballad"
Miriam Bird Greenberg, "How Loss Inhabits a Body"
Lois Marie Harrod, "Doorknobs"
Lo Kwa Mei-en, "Romance with Red Sky at Morning," "How to Make Love in the Garden of Good and Evil"
Masin Persina, "Home"
Shelley Puhak, "Guinevere Writes to Lancelot from the Summer Home in Sirmeone," "Lancelot, at the Home Depot" Dean Rader, "Poem for the World"

Art Features

Remnants of American Industrial Might: Daniel Shea
Courting Ray Johnson: Bob Warner and Miriam Kienle

Where We’re @

Khaleel Gheba, "I-70 as Atomic Model"
Roya Khatiblou, "Men of the Middle West"
Natalie Mesnard, "My Prairie"

Indexes, vols 1-9

 

Cover Index
Staff Index
Literary Index

Editorial Staff

Editor: Jodee Stanley
Creative Nonfiction Editors: Philip Graham and Janice N. Harrington
Poetry Editor: Michael Madonick

Assistant Editors: Kendra Chapman, Roya Khatiblou, Natalie Mesnard
Editorial Assistants: Laura Adamczyk, Michael Don, Khaleel Gheba, Sara Fan, Ceridwen Hall, Angela Hine, Avery Irons, Sean MacIntyre, Calgary Martin, Greg Rodgers, Rachel Samanie, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Lucilena Williams

Design Staff

Art Director: Matthew Peterson

Designers: Brandon Barker, Lauren Blackburn, Andrew Fishel, Scott Jackson, Evan Jarzynksi, Elaine Palutsis, Daryl Quitalig, Nathalie Rock, Heather Stickney, Michael Zhang
Photographers: Brittany Keating, Jack Kendall, John Menchaca, Megan Roche, Randi Stella 
Illustrators: Kamila Glowacki, Colin Mosely

Support at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

College of Fine and Applied Arts
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of English
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
LAS Humanities Council
Office of the Chancellor
Office of the Provost
School of Art and Design

Individual Sponsors

Publisher
Richard Powers
Robert Skiba

Friend
Joan Golder 
Robert Graves 
Kathleen Harleman
Robert and Allison Mesnard
Pamela Saunders

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.

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Now Available! Volume 18, no. 1 - Spring/Summer 2021


Featuring new work from: Michael Martone, James Longenbach, Alexandria Hall, Mira Rosenthal, Ryan Choi, Alix Ohlin, Hugh Martin, and more!

 

 

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