The following individuals
served as jurors charged with the responsibility of reviewing
applications and making funding recommendations for the 2006 awards:
Donald Morrill of Tampa, Fla.; Tony Tost of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and
Crystal Wilkinson of Bloomington, Ind.
The 2006 Literary Award
recipients are listed below in alphabetical order by literary
of Highland Park for the poem "Poem for a War Poet, Poem for a
War," published in Chicago by Another Chicago Magazine, Vols. 44
and 45, edited by Barry Silesky.
Barry Silesky of
Chicago for the poem "The House of Her," published in Carbondale
by Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, edited by Allison
of Chicago for the fiction story "Practice," published in
Carbondale by Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, edited by
Natalie Pepa of
Elgin for the fiction story "The Signs of Love," published in
Charleston by Karamu, spring 2005, edited by Olga Abella.
Ricardo Cortez Cruz
of Bloomington for the poem "Sweet Honey on the Rocks,"
published in Normal by Mandorla, Issue 8, edited by Kristin
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Kent Johnson of
Freeport for the poem "When I First Read Ange Mlinko," published
in Normal by Mandorla, Issue 8, edited by Kristin Dykstra.
Cohen of Chicago for the fiction story "Relativity," published
in Chicago by Other Voices, Vol. 42, edited by Gina Frangello.
Wallage of Chicago for the poem "Jezebel Remembering," published
in Evanston by Rhino 2005, edited by Kathleen Kirk.
Morgan McDermott of
Evanston for the fiction story "Tow," published in Kenilworth by
StoryQuarterly, Vol. 41, edited by M.M.M. Hayes.
Mark Strand of
Dorchester for the creative nonfiction story "An Inside Story,"
published in Kenilworth by StoryQuarterly, Vol. 41, edited by
Galaviz-Budziszewski of Chicago for the fiction story "God's
Country," published in Evanston by TriQuarterly 121, edited by
Susan Firestone Hahn.
The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, is committed to the
cultural, educational and economic growth of the diverse people and
communities of the state through support and encouragement of
artists and the arts.
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