Monthly Archive:: December 2009

Seamus Heaney Reads “Digging”

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Check out this video montage of former guest-editor Seamus Heaney reading his poem “Digging.”

Six Advisory Editors Make Poets & Writers’ Fifty Most Inspiring Authors List

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Six of Ploughshares’ Advisory Editors have been chosen as some of the most inspiring authors in the world in a list compiled by Poets & Writers Magazine. Cornelius Eady, Donald Hall, Kathryn Harrison, Philip Levine, Tim O’Brien, and C.D. Wright have all guest-edited issues of Ploughshares. All are bold,

Stephanie Brown, Winter 2009-10 contributor

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Stephanie Brown is the author of two books of poetry, Allegory of the Supermarket and Domestic Interior. She is the manager of a regional public library in Irvine, California. She helps organize the monthly Casa Romantica Reading Series for poets and fiction writers in San Clemente, California, where she

Adrian Blevins, Winter 2009-10 contributor

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Adrian Blevins‘ Live from the Homesick Jamboree was released by Wesleyan this fall. The Brass Girl Brouhaha (Ausable Press, 2003) won the 2004 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Blevins is also the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Foundation Award, a Bright Hill Press Chapbook Award for The Man Who

Watch Kevin Young Reading at the 2008 Dodge Poetry Festival

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This video recently surfaced of former Ploughshares guest-editor Kevin Young reading at the 2008 GeraldineĀ  R. Dodge Poetry Festival.

Meg Kearney & Regie Gibson Featured at Concord Poetry Center

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Ploughshares‘ author Meg Kearney (Vol. 27/2, Fall 2001) and Regie Gibson will be featured at the Concord Poetry Center’s Open Mic Poetry Series, 3:00 pm February 7, 2010, in the Emerson Umbrella for the Arts, 40 Stow St., Concord, Mass. Meg Kearney’s latest collection, Home By Now (Four Way

Ploughshares’ Winter 09/10 Issue Hits the Stands

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Ploughshares is proud to announce that the Winter 2009/2010 issue, guest-edited by Tony Hoagland, will be available for purchase on December 15, 2009. The issue, which includes work from writers such as Mark Halliday, Nic Pizzolatto, and Rebecca Makkai, showcases Hoagland’s taste, and, as always, the Ploughshares aesthetic. In

Lorrie Moore’s A Gate at the Stairs Chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of 2009 by The New York Times

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Former Ploughshares guest-editor Lorrie Moore‘s A Gate at the Stairs was recently chosen as one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review. Moore guest-edited Ploughshares Vol. 24/2, a special all-fiction issue. In an August review of the book, critic Jonathan Lethem

Linda Bamber, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Linda Bamber‘s collection of poems, Metropolitan Tang, was published in 2008 by Black Sparrow Books. Her book on Shakespeare, Comic Women, Tragic Men, connecting issues of gender to matters of form, has been widely excerpted and anthologized. Her poems, stories, essays and reviews have appeared in such places as

James Arthur, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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James Arthur‘s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Shenandoah, and The Southern Review. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Stegner Fellowship, and the Discovery/The Nation Prize, as well as fellowships to Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. He currently lives in St.