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Six Questions for Tony Hoagland

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We’re still recovering from last week’s Q&A with Tony Hoagland here in Boston. Ploughshares poetry editor John Skoyles still had a few nagging questions, and Tony graciously agreed to an interview. Enjoy reading his thoughts on what he loves to read and teach, accompanied by images from his Q&A.

David Stuart MacLean’s Memory Loss on This American Life

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“On October 13, 2002, I woke up in a train station in Secunderabad, India, with no passport and no idea who I was or why I was in India.” David Stuart MacLean appeared recently on the radio podcast of This American Life, Episode 399 (“Contents Unknown”). He read an

Highlights from the Tony Hoagland Q+A

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“Alive, subversive, anarchic”: Tony Hoagland used these words at Thursday’s Q+A to describe the Winter 2009-10 Ploughshares he edited. And he brought his own liveliness and subversiveness to the event, promising up front to talk about anything aside from felonies. Our poetry editor, John Skoyles, introduced Hoagland as a

Tony Hoagland: “Demonically in Touch”

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It’s not every week that a poet receives a New York Times review. Then to follow that with another assessment two days later in the Sunday Book Review? “Few [poets] deliver more pure pleasure” than Tony Hoagland, Dwight Garner writes in the February 5 Times–and fewer still inspire debate

Amy Bloom Interviewed for NYTimes.com Book Review Podcast

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Amy Bloom, whose new collection Where the God of Love Hangs Out was published in January, was a guest on The New York Times Book Review podcast this past weekend. Click here to listen to her interview with Sam Tanenhaus, editor of the Times Book Review. The podcast accompanies

Ploughshares’ story cited as the best in Best American Short Stories 2009

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Ostracon by Alex Rose, originally published in Ploughshares‘ Fall 2008 issue, was accepted for publication in Best American Short Stories 2009. Edited by Alice Sebold and Heidi Pitlor (a former Ploughshares intern and author), the volume contains stories that are widely regarded to be the most outstanding of that

Two Ploughshares Poems Now Available Online

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Two poems originally published in Ploughshares are now available online. Tim Nolan‘s “At The Coral Concert” was originally published¬†in the Winter 2007-2008 issue and was chosen to be in Ted Kooser’s column American Life in Poetry last month.¬†Elizabeth Scanlon‘s poem “Disgust” appears at Poetry Daily and was originally published

Amy Bloom’s New Collection Praised by New York Times

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Amy Bloom‘s new collection, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, has just received a glowing review from the New York Times. The article, written by Janet Maslin, says that “…even if its format were more commonplace, Where the God of Love Hangs Out would still be something special.

Jayne Anne Phillips to read at Harvard Book Store

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Acclaimed novelist and former Ploughshares Guest Editor Jayne Anne Phillips will be at the Harvard Book Store January 12th reading from Lark and Termite, her newest novel. The book was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award for Fiction, and has made countless best of the year lists.

Live Interview with Margot Livesey and Julia Glass at Brookline Booksmith

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To celebrate the release of her book Illuminating Fiction, Sherry Ellis will conduct a live interview with renowned novelists Margot Livesey (Homework, House On Fortune Street, Eva Moves The Furniture) and Julia Glass (Three Junes, I See You Everywhere) at the Brookline Booksmith on January 6th. Sherry Ellis is