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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.

 

Featured Writer: Willem Frederik Hermans


 

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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.

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Jodee Stanley

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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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