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New Ploughshares Solo: Small Country by Patricia Grace King

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We are thrilled to announce the publication of “Small Country,” the latest Ploughshares Solo by Patricia Grace King. The Ploughshares Solos series allows us to publish long stories and essays in a digital format. Recent Ploughshares Solos include “Urchin” by Lisa Heiserman Perkins and “Portrait” by Kathleen Hill. Visit
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The Editor’s Shelf: Spring 2014

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We asked our advisory editors what they’ve been reading this past year and their responses cover a wide expanse of modern literature. Here is what our editors recommend you read in 2014: B. H. Fairchild recommends Curvature of a Fluid Spine by Kenneth P. Gurney: “Self-published books of poetry
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Spring 2014 Issue

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We are very excited to announce the publication of our Spring 2014 issue, featuring poetry and prose compiled by guest editor Jean Thompson. This issue includes the work of several award-winning writers, including prose by Jennifer Haigh and Kim Chinquee and poetry by Campbell McGrath, James Kimbrell, and Ronald
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Ploughshares Events: A Talk with Jean Thompson

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We are thrilled to announce that author and Ploughshares Spring 2014 guest editor Jean Thompson will give a talk and reading on April 3. Thompson is the author of the upcoming novel The Humanity Project (Blue Rider Press, 2013), the recent novel The Year We Left Home (Simon &
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New Ploughshares Solo: Portrait by Kathleen Hill

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We’re excited to announce the publication of the latest Ploughshares Solo: “Portrait” by Kathleen Hill. The Ploughshares Solos series allows us to publish long essays and stories in a digital format. Recent Ploughshares Solos include “The Trench Garden” by L.C. Fiore and “Urchin” by Lisa Heiserman Perkins. Visit our website to see
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Bill Knott (1940-2014)

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Bill Knott, acclaimed poet and friend of Ploughshares, passed away on March 13 at the age of 74. Knott published several poems in Ploughshares through the years and edited the Winter issue in 1987. Originally publishing under the name Saint Giraud, Knott first received recognition with The Naomi Papers
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Ploughshares at AWP14

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The 2014 AWP Conference opens tomorrow in Seattle, WA and the Ploughshares staff couldn’t be more excited! We will be in booth 1906 all weekend long (and we’re super friendly), so don’t forget to stop by. Come to a reading by our own blog editor Andrew Ladd, along with
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New Ploughshares Solo: Urchin by Lisa Heiserman Perkins

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We’re excited to announce the publication of a new Ploughshares Solo: “Urchin” by Lisa Heiserman Perkins.  The Ploughshares Solos series allows us to publish long essays and stories in a digital format. Recent Ploughshares Solos include “This Is Blue” by Aurelie Sheehan and “The Trench Garden” by L.C. Fiore. Visit our website
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