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A Year Ago on the Ploughshares Blog: Aimee

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2010 guest posts by Aimee Nezhukumatathil Back to School August 23, 2010 Of Grape Gum and Glass Pens: Practicing Gratitude August 31, 2010

A Year Ago on the Ploughshares Blog: guests

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2010 My Meta Blog: guest post by Bridget Lowe August 11, 2010 The Pie Plate: Serving Up a Slice of Travel through the Haibun Poetic Form: guest post by Aimee Nezhukumatathil August 14, 2010

A Year Ago on the Ploughshares Blog: double takes

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2010 Nicholas Samaras on Language Articulating Silence August 9, 2011 Look Twice: Announcing our New Cover Image August 10, 2011

A Year Ago on the Ploughshares Blog

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2010 Faith Shearin on Time and Aging August 3, 2010 “I am the finger over the lips: sexless, as heavy as silence,” says Faith Shearin in her poem, “Being Called Ma’am.” In the 2010 Elizabeth Strout issue, Shearin connects her three poems  through a theme of time, which acts

A Year Ago on the Ploughshares Blog

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2010 Amy Newman on Her Favorite Cashier and the Poetry of Everyday Moments July 27, 2010 In the Spring 2010 Elizabeth Strout issue, Amy Newman’s two poems, “Cat” and “Making Small Talk, the Cashier at the Grocery Store Inadvertently Creates a Religion,” illuminate qualities of everyday life that are

A Year Ago on the Ploughshares Blog

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2010 Literary Conversations: guest post by Carol Keeley July 16, 2010 What is the writer’s process, and how can writers improve their own work? Carol Keeley uncovers a book series of literary conversations with older writers who offer advice to younger writers. Authors like Faulkner, Percy, and Marquez impart their

What we’re reading this summer in the Ploughshares office

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Ploughshares Staff Picks: Childhood, Summer, Fishing What follows is a potpourri of written works that the current Ploughshares staff compiled under the umbrella of summer reading. Whether adult or youth fiction, poetry or essay, each of these works embody pieces of the staff’s personality and interest. Get to know

A Year Ago on the Ploughshares Blog

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2010 Behind the Poetry: guest post by John Skoyles July 7, 2010 Poetry editor John Skoyles describes the process of choosing poems published in Ploughshares. He explains what his role entails, as well as the role of the guest editor for every issue: “Poets turned down by a particular

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2010 Ernest Trova World: guest post by Bridget Lowe June 30, 2010 While wandering through Ernest Trova’s estate sale in St. Louis, MO, Bridget Lowe stumbles upon the charms of his art. She also notices that they have several things in common — he, too, would frequent thrift stores

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2010 Behind the Scenes at Ploughshares: post by Joshua Garstka June 23, 2010 “We choose what emerges out of the batch in front of us,” says editor-in-chief Ladette Randolph. In this post, Joshua Garstka writes about the recipe behind the making of each Ploughshares issue. He answers questions regarding the