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Emily Fragos, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Emily Fragos’s poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, The Paris Review, and numerous other journals. She is the author of Little Savage (Grove Press) and a new book of poems, The Juggler’s Hands, which is forthcoming. Fragos teaches poetry at

Stephanie Brown, Winter 2009-10 contributor

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Stephanie Brown is the author of two books of poetry, Allegory of the Supermarket and Domestic Interior. She is the manager of a regional public library in Irvine, California. She helps organize the monthly Casa Romantica Reading Series for poets and fiction writers in San Clemente, California, where she

Adrian Blevins, Winter 2009-10 contributor

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Adrian Blevins‘ Live from the Homesick Jamboree was released by Wesleyan this fall. The Brass Girl Brouhaha (Ausable Press, 2003) won the 2004 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Blevins is also the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Foundation Award, a Bright Hill Press Chapbook Award for The Man Who

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

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

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