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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.

 

Journal – No. 21

Spring/Summer 2014 – Vol. 11, No. 1

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Contributors

Fiction

Nick Francis Potter, "Irregular Limbs"
Adam McOmber, "Metempsychosis"
Rachel Cantor, "Everyone's a Poet"
Andrew McKernan, "Water"
Jac Jemc, "Strange loop" 
Pablo Piñero Stillmann, "Letter to a Young Performer"
Brian Allen Carr, "We All Become Something"

Nonfiction

Barrett Swanson, "This Swift and Violent Forgetting" 
Jen Hirt, "Not Less than 1000 Bottles for Horseradish"
Matthew Gavin Frank, "Cincinnati Chili Reincarnate"

Poetry

Lauren Clark, "Kim Kardashian & Ray J Sex Tape"
Christopher Citro, "The Nearness of You"
Jamaal May, "On Reading the 154th Instance of Nigger in Absalom, Absalom! on a Train Through Mississippi," "Sugar," "from The Big Book of Exit Strategies"
Dan Kaplan, "Kansas City," "Someone Dropped a Baby"
G. B. Ryan, "Redeye Window Seat," "Orbit," "Twos and Threes"
Chloe Krug Benjamin, "Paleontology with Partner"
Eileen G'Sell, "Fourth of July"
David Wyatt, "Dark Night," "Middle Voice," "Repeating the Lord"
Kathy Fagan, "Ode to Julia Morgan," "Sycamore, Wick & Flame"
Ladan Osman, "You Return with the Water," "Catastrophic Breakdown"

Interviews

Katherine Vaz, interviewed by Amy Sayre Baptista
Brian Allen Carr, interviewed by Jensen Beach

Design Features

Adam Setala

Zut Alors!

Studio Set

Where We’re @

Steve Davenport "Forgottonia: An Interview with Jane Carlson"
Caleb Curtiss, "The Spell of Weather"

Editorial Staff

Editor: Jodee Stanley

Creative Nonfiction Editors: Janice N. Harrington

Poetry Editor: Michael Madonick

Art Directors: Brian Wiley and Maurice Meilleur

Designers: Carolina Bolaño, Taylor Carlson, Chelsea Choi, Siobhan Cooney, Andrew Fishel, Yoojin Hong, Kiki Kolakowski, Bryan Lorenz, Jillian Martin, Kelly Pisanko, Stacie Sansone, Courtney Smith, Ellen Winston

Assistant Editors: Roya Khatiblou, Sean MacIntyre, Lucilena Williams

Editorial Assistants: John Dudek, Sara Fan, Khaleel Gheba, Nolan Grieve, Ceridwen Hall, Avery Irons, Calgary Martin, Yael Massen, Zachariah McVicker, Natalie Mesnard, Katherine Scott Nelson, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Kristin Walters

Special thanks [UIUC Meat Lab], Robert

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
Robert Skiba

Friend
Joan Golder 
Kathleen Harleman
Robert and Allison Mesnard

This project is partially supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council.

Information about supporting Ninth Letter can be found at www.ninthletter.com. All donations and gifts to Ninth Letter are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Featured Writer: Ingrid Horrocks


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Days Bay,” an essay from the forthcoming collection Where We Swim

 

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Featured Writer: Annie Penfield


 

 

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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Current Web Edition: Summer 2021


 

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