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Congratulations to Lauryn Allison Lewis, winner of Knee-Jerk‘s 2011 Chapbook Contest. The Beauties, selected by guest judges Mary Hamilton and Lindsay Hunter, will be published in the fall.

Winner
Lauryn Allison Lewis – The Beauties

Finalists (in alphabetical order)
Kate Cantrill – Hello Friends and Neighbors
John Fleming – Lost Tribes
Ravi Mangla – Hear Ye Knives
Pedro Ponce – The Little Book of Conspiracies
Chad Simpson – Open Mic Night at the Fat Fish Pub
Jon Trobaugh – L’Anguille and Other Stories

A big thanks to Mary and Lindsay, and to the many writers who submitted collections.
If our bank account was a bit more Franzen-like, we’d go ahead and publish a bunch of these chapbooks.

In short, we’re incredibly excited to publish The Beauties. We think you’ll love it.

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Casey Bye is Memphis-bound! Our Co-Founder, Arts & Media Editor, and Cutie-in-Residence will be taking his talents to the birthplace of Crunk by mid-July. To celebrate the time we’ve spent with our bespectacled human beatbox, Knee-Jerk is hosting a going-away reading, featuring fellow Casey Bye-enthusiasts Noelle Hufnagel, Geoff Hyatt, Mason Johnson, Jacob Knabb, Lauryn Allison Lewis, Simon A. Smith, Leah Tallon, Ben Tanzer, Chris Terry, and Brandon Will! We’ll also have music from DJ Jeremy Alvarez! Feel free to pass this along to friends, neighbors, and whoever else you think might like watching Casey re-enact his tiger pee story. It starts at 7:00 pm Wed. July 6th at

Beauty Bar Chicago

1444 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

Love, The Other 2/3s of Knee-Jerk

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