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Now Available! Volume 17, no. 1 - Spring/Summer 2020


Featuring new work from: Brock Clarke, Becky Hagenston, David Naimon, Paul Crenshaw, Kathy Fagan, Jennifer Saunders, and more!. Plus: an interview with Anders Carlson-Wee!

 

Announcing our 2020 Literary Award Winners!


We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2020 Literary Awards!

Poetry – Danielle Williams, for “A Walk on June 19,” “fa’ñague /fuh-nyah-ghee/”, and “Gospel”

Creative Nonfiction - Anna Winham, for “my mother // itch”

Fiction  - Alida Dean, for “The Off Season”

The winning works will appear in our Fall/Winter 2020-21 edition, due out in December 2020.

View our complete list of winners and honorable mentions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journal – No. 10

Fall/Winter 2008 – Vol. 5, No. 2

Sample Spreads

 

Contributors

Fiction

César Aira (translated by Chris Andrews), Mai Al-Nakib, Keith Lee Morris, George Singleton, B. R. Smith, Allison Titus, James Warner

Nonfiction

Naton Leslie, Bruce Petronio, Mike Scalise, Julie Wittes Schlack, K. G. Schneider

Poetry

Neil Aitken, Tara Betts, Joseph Campana, Peter Cooley, Patricia Chao, Curtis Crisler, Kwame Dawes, Mitchell L. H. Douglas, Christopher DeWeese, Jehanne Dubrow, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Megan O’Reilly Green, Eamon Grennan, Lawrence Goeckel, Terita Heath-Wlaz, S. Whitney Holmes, Michael Lauchlan, Adrian Matejka, Louis McKee, Cheyenne Nimes, Ed Pavlic, Hannah Louise Poston, Isaac Pressnell, Anne Marie Rooney, Patrick Rosal, Patricia Smith, Barbara Buckman Strasko, Rob Talbert, Frank X Walker, Marcus Wicker, David Welch, Ryo Yamaguchi

Art Feature

Katori Hall

Institutional Support

  • College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Department of English
  • LAS Humanities Council
  • Office of the Chancellor
  • Office of the Provost
  • School of Art and Design

Individual Sponsors


Publisher

  • Robert and Kay Merrick
  • Richard Powers
  • Robert Skiba


Friend

  • Raina Bahns
  • Kathleen Harleman

Ninth Letter is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Information about supporting Ninth Letter can be found atwww.ninthletter.com/support; all donations and gifts to Ninth Letter are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Editor's Note

This issue of Ninth Letter is dedicated to the memories of two former Ninth Letter colleagues who passed away in 2008: graphic designer Clint Miceli and assistant editor Kristen Davidson. They will be sorely missed.

Credits

Editor

Jodee Stanley

Creative Nonfiction Editors

Steve Davenport and Audrey Petty

Poetry Editor

Tyehimba Jess

Art Editors

Joseph Squier and Nan Goggin

Guest Editor, Fiction

Alex Shakar

Art Director

Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud

Designers

Jori Brewer, Tirso Gamboa, Sarah Kowalis, Jon Lauriat, Huang Li, Adam Muran, Kiley Reed Black, Karen Remsen, Kim Ruelo, Deborah Su, Brett Tabolt, Kristie Weaver

Assistant Editors

Jaime Brunton, Adam Deutsch, Andrew Ervin, Russell Evatt, Brian Kornell, Arley McNeney, Micah Riecker

Editorial Assistants

Lillian Bertram, Caroline Duda, Dana Burchfield, Cory Holding, , Lara Mann, Matt Minicucci, Paul Pedroza, , Heather Salus, Amy Sayre-Roberts, Crystal Thomas

Featured Writer: Antony Dapiran


 watercolor painting of person holding umbrella in cloud of tear gas

Current Web Edition: Winter 2020


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Featured Writer: A. Kendra Greene


On Necropants: The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft

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