prize for critical response: Packingtown Review
- The University of Illinois at Chicago journal Packingtown Review has
extended the deadline for the Packingtown Review Prize for Critical
Response. The new deadline for submissions is August 30, 2008, postmarked.
Submissions are also accepted via e-mail.
Acclaimed poet and UIC alumnus Paul Hoover has contributed his hitherto
unpublished poem "The Windows (Speech-lit Islands)" to
Packingtown Review's contest for the best critical response to the
poem. This poem can be accessed via the contest page at
To enter, submit a critical response between 1,500 and 2,500 words
discussing Paul Hoover's "The Windows (Speech-lit Islands)" in light of
the poet's aesthetic and in the context of contemporary poetry.
The winning response will be featured in the first issue of Packingtown
Review alongside the poem, as well as on the Packingtown Review web site.
The winning author will receive two copies of the journal.
Two runners-up will be posted on the Packingtown Review web site.
The jury consists of the current editorial staff of Packingtown Review.
The deadline for the submissions is August 30, 2008 (postmarked). Winners
will be announced on the Packingtown Review web site on September 30,
The contest is open to the public* and there is no fee.
Please mail your submission to our journal address: UIC Department of
English, UH 2027 MC 162, 601 S. Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607, or e-mail it to
contest(at)packingtownreview.com (replace (at) with @).
*This contest is closed to current UIC students and faculty and those who
have graduated from UIC within the past five years.
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