This episode is brought to you by the letter “I”

Just submitted my bio to Ninth Letter.  They recently accepted a poem for the upcoming issue.

Ninth Letter  is a great magazine out of the University of Illinois, which is cool, because I spent my first 25 years there–the state of Illinois, that is, not the university.

If you want to check out the magazine, take a look at the Spring/Summer 2011 – Vol. 8, No. 1 or the Fall/Winter 2011 – Vol. 8, No. 2.

Spring/Summer features poetry by Matthew Dickman–a former advisor of mine at Vermont College of Fine Arts–and non-fiction by B.J. Hollars, with whom I’ve had a few short stories published.

Fall/Winter includes non-fiction by Monica Berlin, who was my academic advisor at Knox College, as well as non-fiction from Sue Silverman, another faculty member at VCFA.  It’s a small, small world.

I’m a total nerd, and not to give it all away, but the poem appearing in Ninth Letter is about the imagined next generation of particle accelerator.  I recently had the privilege of touring Fermilab National Laboratory in Batavia, IL, which was nearly as thrilling as getting an acceptance from Ninth Letter.  (I told you I was a nerd.)  Fermilab houses the Tevatron, which was recently turned off because of the higher-energy work being done at CERN.  If you’re ever in the Chicagoland area, it’s still worth checking out.

Next up, Geneva and the LHC!