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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. 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

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Office of the Chancellor
Office of the Provost
School of Art and Design

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