Aumaine Gruich

Assistant Managing Editor, Ninth Letter
Writing Consultant, Writers Workshop


Aumaine Rose Gruich has received support from the Chautauqua Writer’s Workshop and the Illinois Department of Dance’s Choreographic Platform. Her poems have been finalists in Ruminate Magazine’s Janet B. McCabe and Phoebe Journal’s Greg Grummer poetry contests, and she is the recipient of the 2019 Hobart L. and Mary Kay Peer Memorial Award from the University of Illinois. Her prose and poetry are published or forthcoming in magazines such as Pleiades, Court Green, Phoebe, Hobart, and the Kenyon Review.


The Ohio State University - BA, English, Creative Writing

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - MFA (expected graduation 2020), Creative Writing, Poetry