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Ploughshares’ Winter 09/10 Issue Hits the Stands

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Ploughshares is proud to announce that the Winter 2009/2010 issue, guest-edited by Tony Hoagland, will be available for purchase on December 15, 2009. The issue, which includes work from writers such as Mark Halliday, Nic Pizzolatto, and Rebecca Makkai, showcases Hoagland’s taste, and, as always, the Ploughshares aesthetic. In

Lorrie Moore’s A Gate at the Stairs Chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of 2009 by The New York Times

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Former Ploughshares guest-editor Lorrie Moore‘s A Gate at the Stairs was recently chosen as one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review. Moore guest-edited Ploughshares Vol. 24/2, a special all-fiction issue. In an August review of the book, critic Jonathan Lethem

Linda Bamber, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Linda Bamber‘s collection of poems, Metropolitan Tang, was published in 2008 by Black Sparrow Books. Her book on Shakespeare, Comic Women, Tragic Men, connecting issues of gender to matters of form, has been widely excerpted and anthologized. Her poems, stories, essays and reviews have appeared in such places as

James Arthur, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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James Arthur‘s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Shenandoah, and The Southern Review. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Stegner Fellowship, and the Discovery/The Nation Prize, as well as fellowships to Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. He currently lives in St.

Howard Altmann, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Howard Altmann‘s second book of poetry, In This House, will be published by Turtle Point Press spring 2010. He is the author of the play The Johnsons & The Thompsons, (Playscripts, 2008) and lives in New York City. An Excerpt from “In This House”: I was born in a

Fanny Howe and Martha Ronk reading at the Blacksmith House

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Former Ploughshares guest-editor Fanny Howe (Vol. 2/1, Spring 1974) and Ploughshares contributor Martha Ronk will be reading from their work on December 7th at the Blacksmith House. Fanny Howe is the author of over twenty books of poetry and prose. She is the recipient of several literary awards, including

Sherman Alexie on the Colbert Report

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Advisory Editor and award winning author Sherman Alexie appeared on the Colbert Report last night. Watch the full episode here: http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/full-episodes/index.jhtml?episodeId=257627

Margot Livesey Welcomes Kathryn Harrison to Emerson College

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Margot Livesey, the fiction editor of Ploughshares, welcomed Kathryn Harrison to Emerson College on October 1st 2009 with an eloquent speech praising the author. “Kathryn is one of those admirable writers who is not afraid to plunge into new material, new worlds,” she said. “And those new worlds are

Richard Hoffman Welcomes Kathryn Harrison to Emerson College

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On October 1st, 2009 Richard Hoffman – author and Emerson College professor – introduced Fall 2009 Ploughshares guest-editor Kathryn Harrison at her Emerson College reading and afterward moderated a question and answer session with her. “Harrison’s characters, like most if not all of us at some point in our