Ploughshares Solos Archive

“Two Essays” by Georgi Markov, Translated and Introduced by Dimiter Kenarov

When Georgi Markov moved to London in the summer of 1970, after a brief stint in Italy, he had no money and no connections. He rented two rooms of a house in a dingy part of southwest London and had to rely on the generosity of a few acquaintances.
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“The Man on the Beach” by Josie Sigler Sibara

I have often paid the price of sleeplessness for my father’s crimes, the crimes of all of Germany, though I had never set foot in that country when I again encountered the idea that became so compelling to me in the summer of my thirteenth year.
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“Fort Wilderness” by Andrew Bienen

By this time next week—and possibly sooner—I’ll be just another man who abandoned June. I’ve outlasted most of the others and in some twisted way I’m proud of that fact.
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“Old School” by Allen Gee

In the fall of 1987 after driving across the country to study at the University of Iowa, I found myself enrolled in James Alan McPherson’s fiction workshop, not knowing how I’d ended up there.
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“A Death in the Family” by Billy O’Callaghan

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Nellie was nine years old when her brother Jimmy fell and broke his back. She and the rest of her family could only watch as the injury slowly worsened. The night before Jimmy died, Nellie ran through their small Irish town to make sure everyone was gathered at their
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Reading in a Time of Disruption

Writer and literary critic Sergio Pitol makes the claim that “[w]orks of art express . . . the best energy humans are capable of producing.” For Flannery O’Connor, literature is a particular human achievement.
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“Endlings” by Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

"Endlings" follows Dr. Katya Vidović, a woman who left behind memories of war and a dying mother when she emigrated from Croatia to the United States as a child. Now working with adolescent girls who suffer from eating disorders fueled by the fear of losing control, confronts her need
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New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

When a mother and her baby are found dead in their car, a small New England town is forced to confront its secrets. As the news settles and rumors spread, the mother of the young family must grapple with the new understanding that this town isn't the safe and
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New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

We are thrilled to announce the release of our latest solo, “Blue River Hotel” by Stephen Henighan!
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New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

We’re excited to announce the release of our latest solo, "Kaat" by Edward Hamlin!
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