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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

A Year Ago on the Ploughshares Blog

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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

A Year Ago on the Ploughshares Blog

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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

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2010 The Conceit of Wisdom: guest post by Carol Keeley June 18, 2010 How is the Internet rewiring our brains? Carol Keeley opens up a forum for discussion as she highlights Nicholas Carr’s book The Shallows, which discusses how the Internet changes our reading and writing habits by fostering