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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. 17

Spring/Summer 2012 – Vol. 9, No. 1

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Contributors

Fiction

Amy Sayre-Roberts "Whatsoever"
Brian Beglin "Little Trenches"
Ling Ma "The Scientist"
William Kelley Woolfitt "Sons with Apples in Their Hands" 
Ramon Isao "Tumblarosa"

Nonfiction

Brenda Miller "Dark Angel" 
Anna Vodicka "As Seen on TV!"
Joseph Gross "Picnic Geese"
Timothy L. Marsh "Something Californian"

Poetry

Paisley Rekdal seven poems from Go West
Brendan Todt "At the Particle Accelerator at Krasnoyarsk"
Anna Lowe Weber "Pre-natal Musings"
Rupprecht Mayer "Heirs", "An open relationship"
John A. Nieves "Hasp"
Cindy Beebe "Burkha"
Oliver Bendorf "I Promised Her My Hands Wouldn't Get Any Larger"
M. A. Vizsolyi "Temptation"
Brynn Saito "Match"
Gerard Beirne ""Meditation #35 Working the Height", "Meditation #39The Ambiguous Endings"
Josh Kalscheur "How Will You Believe What I Say?"
Devon Branca "Tape of 'Robert Vu Makes the Weight for the Winds'"
Annie Liontas "Selling Knives to the Arab Revolution"
Marcus Wicker "Call"
Gary Dop "Bill Bitner Daydreams"

Art Feature

Laurie Hogin "Articulated in a Quadrangle"

Where We’re @

Laura Adamczyk, “Of Fossils (Softball) and Catfish”
Angela Hine, “Out There”

Editorial Staff

Editor: Jodee Stanley
Creative Nonfiction Editor: Philip Graham
Poetry Editor: Michael Madonick

Assistant Editors: Michael Don, Eduardo Gabrieloff, Max Somers

Editorial Assistants: Laura Adamczyk, Kendra Chapman, Sara Gelson, Khaleel Gheba, Angela Hine, Roya Khatiblou, Sean MacIntyre, Natalie Mesnard, Jessica Thom, Lucilena Williams

Design Staff

Art Director: Matthew Peterson

Designers: Lucas Albrecht, Hannah Burtness, Garrett Campagna, Maggie Day, Katy Dondzila, Alex Dye, Brent Hofacker, Olivia La Faire, Taekyeom Lee, Tanner Mei, Marco Novielli, Annaka Olsen, Diane Park, Will Ryan, Cassie Tu, Jacie Wandell

Photographers: Maggie Day, Brent Hofacker, Marco Novielli, Jaci Wandell

Production Assistant: Garrett Campagna

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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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