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“Free Ploughshares” Review: Spring 1987

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Issue: Spring 1987 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 Angela Spires. Enjoy! Derek Walcott’s guest edited issue of Ploughshares definitely

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Spring 2005

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Issue: Spring 2005 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 Alex Rieser. Enjoy! Ploughshares loves good lines. Lines that simply make

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Spring 1984

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Issue: Spring 1984 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 Sarah Berry. Enjoy! In his introduction to the Spring 1984 special

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Spring 1982

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Issue: Spring 1982 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 Jenn Moland-Kovash. Enjoy! When the 1982 special poetry issue of Ploughshares arrived,

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Spring 1999

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Issue: Spring 1999 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 Sarah Nance. Enjoy! When I first moved to Los Angeles a

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Spring 1980

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Issue: Spring 1980 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 C. Wallace Walker. Enjoy! As a child I fell in love

“Free Ploughshares” Review: Fall 2004

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Issue: Fall 2004 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 Julia Brown. Enjoy! In the Fall 2004 fiction issue of Ploughshares,

Blue Nights

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Blue Nights Joan Didion Alfred A. Knopf, November 2011 208 pages $25.00 This post was written by Jaya Aninda Chatterjee. “We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” wrote author and cultural critic Joan Didion in The White Album, her chronicle of the revolutionary politics of the 1960s and ’70s.

The Forgotten Waltz

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The Forgotten Waltz Anne Enright W.W. Norton and Company, October 2011 259 pages $15.95 This post was written by Caitlin O’Neil Amaral. For a second-generation Irish American like me, whose family has turned the old sod into a mythical land of sorrow and song, Anne Enright is a bracing

Aftermath

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Aftermath Scott Nadelson Hawthorne Books, September 2011 $15.95 288 pages This post was written by Karen Sikola. There are days when everything seems unnervingly connected—when every song your iPod shuffles up seems determined to make sense of your current tribulations, when the top story on the evening news mirrors