Monthly Archive:: December 2011

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Spring 1997

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Issue: Spring 1997 This is a review of a back issue of Ploughshares. The author won our “Free Ploughshares” contest that we hosted earlier this year and agreed to review his/her free issue. This post was written by Mary Stone Dockery. Enjoy! In the Spring 1997 issue of Ploughshares,

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Winter 2007

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Review: Winter 2007 This is a review of a back issue of Ploughshares. The author won our “Free Ploughshares” contest that we hosted earlier this year and agreed to review his/her free issue. This post was written by Joel Ferdon. Enjoy! In 2007 I watched my brother get married

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Winter 2000

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Issue: Winter 2000 This is a review of a back issue of Ploughshares. The author won our “Free Ploughshares” contest that we hosted earlier this year and agreed to review his/her free issue. This post was written by Julie Nilson. Enjoy! Like many, I discovered Sherman Alexie through the

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Spring 1991

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Issue: Spring 1991 This is a review of a back issue of Ploughshares. The author won our “Free Ploughshares” contest that we hosted earlier this year and agreed to review his/her free issue. This post was written by Anna Zink. Enjoy! I’ve been picking up Ploughshares‘ Works-in-Progress issue on

Lost Memory of Skin

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Lost Memory of Skin Russell Banks Ecco, September 2011 432 pages $25.99 Outside of freshman philosophy classes and Republican presidential debates, morality is not a hot topic these days. Books that moralize are considered old-fashioned at best and insulting at worst. Leave it to Russell Banks to write a

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Spring 1990

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Issue: Spring 1990 This is a review of a back issue of Ploughshares. The author won our “Free Ploughshares” contest that we hosted earlier this year and agreed to review his/her free issue. This post was written by Andrew David King. Enjoy! The Future Then, the Past Now: Considering

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Winter 1995-1996

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Issue: Winter 1995/1996 This is a review of a back issue of Ploughshares. The author won our “Free Ploughshares” contest that we hosted earlier this year and agreed to review his/her free issue. This post was written by A.J. Kandathil. Enjoy! As a writer who recently finished an MFA program,

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Winter 1983

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Issue: Winter 1983 This is a review of a back issue of Ploughshares. The author won our “Free Ploughshares” contest that we hosted earlier this year and agreed to review his/her free issue. This post was written by Stephanie Rogers. Enjoy! Time and Timelessness In 1983, President Obama and

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Spring 1988

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Issue: Spring 1988 This is a review of a back issue of Ploughshares. The author won our “Free Ploughshares” contest that we hosted earlier this year and agreed to review his/her free issue. This post was written by Bonnie B. Lee. Enjoy! The Spring 1988 issue edited by Maxine

So You Know It’s Me

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So You Know It’s Me Brian Oliu Tiny Hardcore Press, June 2011 56 pages $7.00 This post was written by Kim Liao. A good piece of experimental nonfiction is hard to find: Creative nonfiction writers experiment rarely, and when they do, the result is often too tentative or too