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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.

 

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Fall/Winter 2011-12 – Vol. 8, No. 2

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Contributors

Nonfiction

Monica Berlin, "On Beds, Or Where We Sleep"
Michele Morano, "Crushed"
Jacqueline Saint-Pierre, "The Waiting Place"
Sue William Silverman, "Prepositioning John Travolta" 
Eric Dean Wilson, "Memphisto: Scenes from the End"

Fiction

Logan Adams, "Tethers"
Anya Groner, "Hop"
Theodore Kitaif, "Pictures"
Helen Rubinstein, "Essy, stepping into the water"
Joe B. Sills, "The Ascendants"
E. B. Vandiver, "Safelight"

Poetry

L. S. Asekoff, "Cicero"; "The Sleeping Disciples"
A. M. Brant, "To Notify in Case"
Jesse Damiani, Take Her to a Place She Knows"; "Joan of Arc Responds to Being Drunkenly Hit on at Poor Paul's Pourhouse""
Jehanne Dubrow, "Arranged Marriage, as Coffee Field"
Frank Giampietro, "Another To-Don't List"
Gina Keicher, "Labor Day '98"
Jill Osier, "Sand"
L. S. McKee, "The Anatomical Heart"; "Dead Giveaway"
Rebecca Gayle Howell, "How to Build Trust:"
Richard Pierce, "Penny Livingsto and the Red-Spotted Newt"
Roger Reeves, "Asylum"; "Self-Portrait as Love in Mississippi"; "Do Not Enter"
Michael Shea, "J. Robert Oppenheimer Meets Marilyn Monroe"
Laura Lee Washburn, "Ritual & Meditation""Penances or A List of Actions or States of Being and Corresponding, Often Unexpected, Penances"

Art Feature

Willis Guthrie, Book Alteration

Where We’re @

Michael Don, “Our Missouri Borders”
Kendra Chapman, “Negotiating the Labyrinth: Memory, Borges, and the Art Institute of Chicago”

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