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Now Available! Volume 19, no. 1 - Spring/Summer 2022


Featuring new work from: Kelli Russell Agodon, Chelsea B. DesAutels, Rachel Richardson, Joshua Harmon, Ted McLoof, Bill Smoot, and more! Plus two special literary folios: Seriality, Sexuality, Semiotics: Poems Responding to the Photography of Hal Fischer; and In Time Bloom: Selected Writings from the Education Justice Project

 

 

Announcing the Winners of our 2022 Literary Awards!


We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2022 Literary Awards:

Poetry: Rose Zinnia, for “Constituting Mayhem (Derealized in the CVS),” “Look (Nonbinary),” “God Wifi Earth Ong (Nonbinary),”  “Ancient Wind, Empty Skyscraper, Golden Bear (Nonbinary)” 

Creative Nonfiction: Jodie Noel Vinson, for "Self-portrait after Covid-19"

Fiction: Carly Rae Zent, for “The Girl Boss” 

More information about our winners and honorable mentions can be found here

Journal – No. 20

Fall/Winter 2013-14 – Vol. 10, No. 2

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Contributors

2013 Literary Award Winners

Fiction: Caitlin O'Neil, "Change Over Day"
Poetry: R. A. Villanueva, "Aftermaths," "Sacrum"
Creative Nonfiction: Jessica Wilbanks, "On the Far Side of the Fire" 
Translation: Shen Wei, "A Dictionary of Xinjiang" translated by Eleanor Goodman
Runner-up, Poetry: Zoey Farber, "Three Expressions of El Tío", "Five Characteristics of the Genus Tragelaphus"
Runner-up, Translation: Krasimira Zafirova, "A Formula for Infinity," "Toast," "A Birthday Between Two Seas" translated by Olga Nicorova

Fiction

Robyn Joy Leff, "The Dilemma Olympics"
Amelia Gray, "Precious Katherine"
Robyn Carter, "The Instructor's Discretion"
Adam Peterson, "Time and Temperature," "Dispatches before the War"
Colin Winnette, "Super Awesome Sexy Weekend" 
Michael Leone, "Provenance; or, Notes from a Vanished Archive"

Nonfiction

Angela Woodward, "Punctuation essay" 
Nalini Jones, "You Are Looking Almost Good"
Ariel Lewiton, "Holiday"

Poetry

Christopher Kempf, "Kitchen, Fragile"
Nance Van Winckel, "Evening Protocols"
Brian Sneeden, "Lord's Prayer"
Mark Wagenaar, "The Little Book of Fate," "Superman's Love Letter to Kryptonite"
Jessamyn Schnackenberg, "A Scatology"
Stephen Frech, "Enough, Not Enough"
Nathan Slinker, "The Adirondacks"
Patrick Whitfill, "Letter to Howard Nemerov"
David Welch, "The Rabbit's First Order Is the Hawk"

Art Features

Ben Pond, insert
Mattias Adolfsson, insert
The Questia Project

Where We’re @

Greg Rodgers, "Storytelling in the Midwest"
Ceridwen Hall, "Turkey Detour"

Editorial Staff

Editor: Jodee Stanley

Creative Nonfiction Editors: Philip Graham and Janice N. Harrington

Poetry Editor: Michael Madonick

Art Directors: Brian Wiley and Maurice Meilleur

Designers: Lauren Blackburn, Vanessa Burritt, Denise Castaneda, Scott Durand, Dane Georges, Yoojin Hong, Catherine Kolakowski, Bryan Lorenz, Monique Marchwiany, Julian Pahre, Samantha Persons, Lauren Shepherd

Assistant Editors: Kendra Chapman, Angela Hine, Sean MacIntyre

Editorial Assistants: Laura Adamczyk, David Ethan Chambers, Michael Don, Sara Fan, Khaleel Gheba, Ceridwen Hall, Angela Hine, Avery Irons, Roya Khatiblou, Calgary Martin, Natalie Mesnard, Greg Rodgers, Sidney Taiko Sheehan, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Lucilena Williams

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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