Monthly Archives: January 2010

Ploughshares’ story cited as the best in Best American Short Stories 2009

Ostracon by Alex Rose, originally published in Ploughshares‘ Fall 2008 issue, was accepted for publication in Best American Short Stories 2009. Edited by Alice Sebold and Heidi Pitlor (a former Ploughshares intern and author), the volume contains stories that are … Continue reading

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Miho Nonaka, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

Miho Nonaka is a bilingual writer from Tokyo. Her poems and nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Iowa Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, and Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House, among others. She is … Continue reading

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Sharona Ben-Tov Muir, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

Sharona Ben-Tov Muir‘s most recent book is The Book of Telling: Tracing the Secrets of My Father’s Lives, from Random House. She has received the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Hodder Fellowship, and other awards. Her work has … Continue reading

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Rent a (Ploughshares) Author with 826 Boston

Donald Hall (a two-time Ploughshares guest-editor) and Jim Shepard (who is in the process of guest-editing the upcoming Fall 2010 issue) are up for rent! 826 Boston, a non-profit tutoring and writing center for students ages 6-18, is renting nationally-acclaimed … Continue reading

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Two Ways of Sailing with Words, by Alicia Jo Rabins

As both a poet and a songwriter, I’m constantly journeying between two distinct ways of making art out of words. Working simultaneously in multiple disciplines has its challenges, but for me, poetry and songwriting are inextricably linked, and they feed … Continue reading

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Two Ploughshares Poems Now Available Online

Two poems originally published in Ploughshares are now available online. Tim Nolan‘s “At The Coral Concert” was originally published in the Winter 2007-2008 issue and was chosen to be in Ted Kooser’s column American Life in Poetry last month. Elizabeth Scanlon‘s poem … Continue reading

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Rebecca Makkai, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

Rebecca Makkai‘s fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading, in journals including New England Review and Threepenny Review, and on NPR’s Selected Shorts. She lives near Chicago with her husband and daughter. … Continue reading

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Mark Halliday, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

Mark Halliday teaches at Ohio University. His fifth book of poems, Keep This Forever, was published in 2008 by Tupelo Press. Halliday’s poems, “South Street, October,” “No Vacation for Maigret,” and “A Gender Theory,” were published in the Winter 2009-10 … Continue reading

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Henry Hart, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

Henry Hart‘s most recent poetry book is Background Radiation (Salt, 2007). He has also published critical studies of Seamus Heaney, Robert Lowell, and Geoffrey Hill. His biography, James Dickey: The World as a Lie (Picador 2000), was a runner-up for … Continue reading

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Donald Hall reads at the University of Virginia

Watch Ploughshares Advisory Editor and former United States Poet Laureate Donald Hall read his poetry at the University of Virginia.

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