Monthly Archives: November 2012


Lovestar Andri Snǣr Magnason Seven Stories Press, November 2012 320 pages $16.95 In the not-so-distant future, a team of Icelandic scientists has discovered the revolutionary science of birdwaves, opening up a world of massive, cordless, instantaneous communication. This future is … Continue reading

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New Ploughshares Solo Published: Escape and Reverse by Chelsey Johnson

We’re excited to announce the publication of our fifth Ploughshares Solo: “Escape and Reverse” by Chelsey Johnson.  Our Ploughshares Solos series allows us to publish long-form stories every month an a digital format.  Recent Ploughshares Solos include “Phoenix” (fiction) by Megan Mayhew Bergman … Continue reading

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THAT LIT, LIT LIFE (with global characteristics) 12 (of 14)

32 years away from the city of Melbourne and I return to find it in a different “Australia.” For one thing, all the restaurants downtown were Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian or otherwise distinctly “Asian.” Hidden somewhere down one street was … Continue reading

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Fair Pay

Three things coincided recently. 1)  Jana Hunter, the singer for the band Lower Dens, recently wrote about her band’s relationship to streaming music services. 2) Scott Repass, Houston writer and saloon keeper, said in an article in the Houston Chronicle, … Continue reading

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Literary Boroughs #30: Denver, CO

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 … Continue reading

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Interview With Poet Cathy Linh Che

Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James, 2014), the winner of the 2012 Kundiman Poetry Prize. She received her MFA from New York University and is the recipient of fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center at … Continue reading

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Books for Breakfast with David McCullough and 826 Boston

If you are a writer or reader currently in the Boston area, check out the upcoming fundraiser by the ever fabulous 826 Boston: Sit down for breakfast with 826 Boston and two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian David McCullough … Continue reading

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Roundup: On Reading

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 … Continue reading

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Following Tommy

Following Tommy Bob Hartley Cervena Barva Press, July 2012 104 pages $17.00 I was asked to review “Following Tommy” in part because I’m a Chicagoan. Bob Hartley’s first novel is set in the West side of the Windy City, and … Continue reading

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REDACTED: Experiences with Digital Americana’s Interactive Literary Magazine

This post was written by John Rodzvilla, Emerson College’s Electronic Publisher-in-Residence. There has always been somewhat of an unrealized promise of interactivity with digital literature. It should be more than an enhanced experience of the print original, but still reflect … Continue reading

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