Interrupt: to stop; to hinder by a break in continuity.
We are disrupted by interruption daily. Conversations go sideways, and plans go awry, so we realign our process and move forward. What else can we do when interrupted? Whether the latest storm stops us from getting to that day's destination, or the words we intend are lost, we're often taken by the unexpected in conversation, in argument, in praise, and certainly in poetry. We let words unsaid pass and focus on connecting across the gap that follows. Ultimately, we hit all the marks that create a life.
Through interruption, disruption or sudden rupture from your day-to-day, IthacaLit builds bridges for you to connect with poetry & art.
Wishing you good fortune in your disruptions,
In This Issue
This winter, we celebrate the 2016 Lauren K. Alleyne Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize winner. Due to an interruption in our regularly scheduled format, we are happy to call your attention to this year's contest winner, Lynne Burnett, in place of our Featured Poet. Two poems received Honorable Mention. They are "Kaan and Her Sisters Consider the Past" sent to us by Lena Tuffaha and "Remains In the Rift" by Janet Joyner.
Featured Artist, Greatjoy Ndluve, exhibits his post-expressionistic paintings in Johannesburg. Check out Heather Lang's interview with St. Louis poet JR Tappenden, and John Brantingham's interview with L.A. poet and photographer Alexis Rhone Fancher.
We welcome this winter's contributors: Laurie Barton, Cynthia Blank, Jane Craven, Keith Gaboury, Conrad Geller, Oliver Hutton, Julie Lunde, JB Mulligan, Dan Simmons, Trey Spencer, Richard Weaver, & Guinotte Wise.
We are inspired (!), but we're also a small literary journal. Please donate what you can afford.
The Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize.
Submissions open September 1st, 2017 & will be accepted until midnight on Thanksgiving November 23, 2017.
The Winning Poet receives $1,000.
See Guidelines. All submissions are read "blind" by the judges & panel of readers. As a special incentive to inspire Cave Canem members, we're offering a discounted submission fee at Submittable.
IthacaLit ISSN: 2372-4404