Monthly Archive:: October 2012

Literary Boroughs #25: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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The Literary Boroughs series will explore little-known and well-known literary communities across the country and world and show that while literary culture can exist online without regard to geographic location, it also continues to thrive locally. Posts are by no means exhaustive and we encourage our readers to contribute in the comment section. The

It’s Just Like TV, But Without the Bodies

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“But,” I said, “I once heard something that I trust. Leontius, the son of Aglaion, was going up from the Piraeus under the outside of the North Wall when he noticed corpses lying by the public executioner. He desired to look, but at the same time was disgusted and

Roundup: Scary, Creepy, Dead, and Haunting Posts

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As we look forward to updating the Ploughshares blog for the new year, we’re also looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009.  Our roundups explore the archives and gather past posts around a certain theme to help you jump-start your week.  Since Halloween

New Ploughshares Solo Published: All of Us, We All Are Arameans by Eileen Pollack

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We’re excited to announce the fourth addition to our innovative eBook series, Ploughshares Solos (formerly Pshares Singles): “All of Us, We All Are Arameans” by Eileen Pollack.  Our past Pshares Singles include “Lady of the Burlesque Ballet” by Timothy Schaffert, “Daydream Nation” by John Duncan Talbird, and “Phoenix” by

Fall Staff Round-Up: Now with 8.3% more beard

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Happy Fall! The staff of Ploughshares has been busy frolicking in the beautiful autumnal weather, and collecting new staff members the way the Pied Piper collects children (but with 100% less missing children/interns). Since we have a permanent office staff of about 2.5, we get a lot of newbies on

Dear Dr. Poetry

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The Revolution Happened And You Didn’t Call Me Maged Zaher TinFish Press, September 2012 67 pages $15.00 Dear Dr. Poetry, I’ve been occupying Wall Street continuously since September 2011. Since we lost Zuccotti Park, I’ve been sneaking into Goldman Sachs’ offices at night to sleep standing up behind a

An Interview With Aurora Anaya-Cerda, Founder of La Casa Azul Bookstore

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In an age where bookstores are closing, independent bookseller and former middle-school teacher Aurora Anaya-Cerda opened the doors of La Casa Azul Bookstore, in East Harlem, last June. I first heard about La Casa Azul through some of my online communities including Letras Latinas, VONA, and a small group

Literary Boroughs #24: Richmond, Virginia

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The Literary Boroughs series will explore little-known and well-known literary communities across the country and world and show that while literary culture can exist online without regard to geographic location, it also continues to thrive locally. Posts are by no means exhaustive and we encourage our readers to contribute in the comment section. The

THAT LIT, LIT LIFE (with global characteristics) 8 (of 14)

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My aspiration in life is to loaf. These days, life seems to be much ado about aspiration, or so the brand-marketing-image-makers would have us believe. We aspire to fame (and living forever, as that song goes) and wealth, stardom for a second on YouTube, regardless. Me? I want, like

Weekly Roundup: Revision

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As we look forward to updating the Ploughshares blog for the new year, we’re also looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009.  Our weekly roundups explore the archives and gather past posts around a certain theme to help you jump-start your week.  This