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Featured Writer: Kathleen Rooney


 

Summer 2022 Web Edition Now Available!

Featuring new work from Hannah Kezia Agustin, Jack Barker-Clark, Emily W. Blacker, Christian Bodney, Bethany F. Brengan, Brandon Butcher, Edith Lidia Clare, Satya Dash, CD Eskilson, Dina Folgia, Kevin Grauke, Talia Isaacson, Wendy Oleson, Andrew Wildermuth

Journal – No. 15

Spring/Summer 2011 – Vol. 8, No. 1

Sample Spreads

 

Contributors

Nonfiction

B. J. Hollars, "In Defense of Sasquatch"
David LeGault, "I Am a Fan of Charles Martin Smith"
Aisha Sabatini Sloan, "Fade to White"
Ryan Van Meter, "Look at me"

Special Feature

Matthew Baker, "An Interview with Michael Martone"

Fiction

Jensen Beach, "Water Festival"
Jimmy Chen, "Again St."
Benjamin Rybeck, "Dad Stuff"
William Wall, "I Bought a Heart"
Kellie Wells, "The Sorrows"
Naomi J. Williams, "Folie à Plusieurs"
Kevin Wilson, "The Human Element in the Machine Process"

Poetry

Alice Bolin, "Antiphon"
Matthew Dickman, "I MADE YOU DINNER BOB KAUFMAN!"; "I MISS YOU ALLEN GINSBERG!"
Ansel Elkins, "On Leaving the Boy in the Battlefield"
Matthew Gavin Frank, "Monarch"; "Luciferase"
Roy Giles, "Before I Go to Bed"
Benjamin S. Grossberg, "The Space Traveler and the Doppler Effect"
James Allen Hall, "Love Story"; "Two Stories Ending Under an Overcast Sky"
T. J. Jarrett, "We Go to the River and Will Always Return"
Joy Manesiotis, "Skein"
Scott Minar, "Pecadillo"; "Reading the Odyssey"
Gretchen Steele Pratt, "Exodus of the Skyscrapers"
Maxine Scates, "Sirkian"
Claire Sylvester Smith, "Luxuriant"
Ryan Teitman, "Circles"
Jake Adam York, "Letter Written in the Breath"

Art Feature

Carrie Dashow and Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, "Subliminal History of New York State: Route of Progress"

Where We’re @

Eduardo Gabrieloff, “Humbolt Park”
Harmony Neal, “Detroit, City of the Future”

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School of Art and Design

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Publisher
Kai Haber
Robert and Kay Merrick
Richard Powers
Robert Skiba

Patron
Melvin A. Skvarla

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Lee Gurga 
Kathleen Harleman
Janice N. Harrington and Robert Dale Parker
Keri Kaeding and Steve Danzer
Audrey Niffenegger
Kai Pham

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

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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

This project is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council

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Now Available! 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

 

 

Featured Writer: Aaron Angello


 

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