Monthly Archives: February 2010

I Love the ’80s! Ploughshares Guest Editors Past

We asked fans of our journal (on Facebook and Twitter) who they thought would make great guest editors of the future. Among the many great answers, we stumbled across a few names who have already made great contributions to Ploughshares. … Continue reading

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Alicia Jo Rabins, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

Alicia Jo Rabins, Brooklyn-based poet and musician, received her MFA from Warren Wilson. Her poems have appeared in the Boston Review, 6 x 6, and Horse Poems (Knopf). As a musician she tours internationally; her art-pop song cycle about Biblical … Continue reading

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First Video of Tony Hoagland’s Reading at Emerson

The first footage of Tony Hoagland’s talk on February 12 is here! Thanks to Emerson College for capturing and posting clips from the Q+A. Hoagland opened by sharing the three qualities he enjoys most in poems: Mobility and intensity and … Continue reading

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Nic Pizzolatto, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

Nic Pizzolatto‘s fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, The Oxford American, The Missouri Review, Best American Mystery Stories, and several other publications. He is the author of the story collection Between Here and the Yellow Sea (2006), and his first … Continue reading

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Rebecca Makkai Selected for Best American Short Stories 2010

First published in Ploughshares, Rebecca Makkai‘s story “Painted Ocean, Painted Ship” has been chosen for The Best American Short Stories 2010 by editor Richard Russo. The story was originally selected by Tony Hoagland for the Winter 2009-10 issue of Ploughshares. … Continue reading

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Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2011

We just read the list of our contributors nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Official winners are announced in May. If selected, their work will be published in Volume XXXV of The Pushcart Prize: The Best of the Small Presses, which … Continue reading

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Six Questions for Tony Hoagland

We’re still recovering from last week’s Q&A with Tony Hoagland here in Boston. Ploughshares poetry editor John Skoyles still had a few nagging questions, and Tony graciously agreed to an interview. Enjoy reading his thoughts on what he loves to … Continue reading

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David Stuart MacLean’s Memory Loss on This American Life

“On October 13, 2002, I woke up in a train station in Secunderabad, India, with no passport and no idea who I was or why I was in India.” David Stuart MacLean appeared recently on the radio podcast of This … Continue reading

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Lucia Perillo, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

Lucia Perillo’s fifth book of poems, Inseminating the Elephant, was published in 2009 by Copper Canyon, and her book of essays, I’ve Heard the Vultures Singing, is now out in paperback from Trinity University Press. Her last book of poems, … Continue reading

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Cherry Trees Ought to Be You: “Roses Are Read” Contest Winner

Over the past ten days, 150 people posted their favorite literary quotes on the nature of love to Facebook and Twitter. Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our “Roses Are Read” contest. What breadth of entries: from Emily … Continue reading

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