Thursday, June 28, 2007

Get All Over

Roy Kesey's forthcoming collection All Over is now available for pre-order through Dzanc Books. All Over won't be out until October but it's going to be such an amazing book you know you want to get your hands on a copy as soon as possible, so why not get your order in early?

Want to sample some of Roy's work ahead of time? Check out 9L's Fall 2004 issue, which features his story "Fontanel," or pick up our Fall 2006 issue, which includes another great Kesey story, "Nipparpoq."

Monday, June 25, 2007

9L at EWN

Two stories from our latest issue got a nice writeup over at the Emerging Writers Network during their Short Story Month in May. Kellie Wells's Threnody "packs quite a wallop," and Chris Abani's Three Letters, One Song, and a Refrain "was a story I wasn't anxious to see end," quoth EWN's Dan Wickett.

Of course, we agree!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Trinie Dalton reading in NYC

9L contributor and all around cool chick Trinie Dalton is reading this Thursday, June 21, in NYC--if you're in the area, check it:


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Launch of John Russell's FROZEN TEARS III – THE TRINITY

A two-part event:

7.30-9pm installation and book launch
at Dexter Sinister
38 Ludlow St. (at Hester St.)

9-11pm performances/readings
organized by Mark Beasley for Creative Time
205 Club
205 Chrystie St. (at Stanton St.)



Book published by Article Press; info
With support from the British Council

More about Dexter Sinister

Vs. is an ongoing monthly series curated by Creative Time at 205 Club.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Ninth Letter on Portuguese TV!

Check out the Camara Clara archives--they did a segment on Philip Graham's reports to the US from Lisbon and highlighted his video postcards published on this blog via YouTube. The segment aired last week on June 10, so go to the Camara Clara site and select "Arquivos," then choose "10 de Junho de 2007." Philip comes in just before the 11th minute mark. It's mostly in Portuguese, but you can get the gist of it...

Cool! International TV stars!

And a Happy Birthday our resident Superman, Richard Powers. He was born on this day in Evanston, 1957.

I don't know his feelings on small cupcakes with single candles, but you can check out his National Book Award-winning novel, The Echo Maker, and see if the answer isn't between the lines.

End of an Era

Don Lee, who has edited the venerable litmag Ploughshares for 19 years, will be stepping down from the post to join the faculty at Macalester College. This truly will mark the end of an era in literary journal publishing, as Don has been a strong and influential force in the business for as long as many of us have been editors and writers. Fortunately, he'll still be part of our community as a writer, with his new novel Wrack and Ruin due out next year.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Paige Ackerson-Kiely interview

Paige Ackerson-Kiely talks with Kate Greenstreet about her first book of poetry, In No One's Land, winner of Ahsahta Press's Sawtooth Prize.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Go read this

Over at Miami University's Oxford Magazine they've got a new story by 9L's own Andrew Ervin (or is he??). Read this "Self-Portrait." It's meta. You like meta.

Loyalist that he is, Drew represented 9L well on his recent sojourn in Budapest:

Calling Video Artists

Hey, are you, or is someone you know, an artist working in video? Ninth Letter is calling for video submissions for our Featured Artists section of Check out the submission guidelines here. And pass the word around to your artsy friends.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Lit Mags in NYC

Just back from New York and the Magathon--great reading on Saturday at the New York Public Library, where a bunch of editors of journals old and new read terrific selections from their publications. Highlights included Tom Roberge of A Public Space reading from an essay by Delia Falconer; Caroline Lord from Short Story reading a story by David Wright (not our David Wright, though), and Hannah Tinti reading from Austin Bunn's story "The Ledge" which appeared in One Story.

On Sunday, Housing Works Used Book Café hosted a big crowd of lit lovers looking for bargains among the racks and stacks of literary journals all on sale for only $2 a copy. All proceeds went to benefit Housing Works. It was great to meet new people (shout out to Pei-Ling at One Story, Caroline at Short Story, and Whitney S. and Kristin at Pindeldyboz) and it was super-iffic to see old friends like Jed from jubilat and of course especially my boy Jason, shown here modelling the latest in designer litmags.

To see more pics of the weekend's festivities, go to flickr. I took them with my blackberry, so apologies in advance for the quality.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Poetry is on the map

The Academy of American Poets has launched the coolest new feature ever: a National Poetry Map. Click on a state (say, Illinois, and learn about its poetry history, regional poetry centers and publications, upcoming poetry events, and more! Now no matter where you are, you can find a little poetry near you...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Dave Eggers in The Independent

Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng are featured in The Independent discussing their first meeting, which would lead to What Is the What.