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Seamus Heaney Reads “Digging”

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Check out this video montage of former guest-editor Seamus Heaney reading his poem “Digging.”

Six Advisory Editors Make Poets & Writers’ Fifty Most Inspiring Authors List

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Six of Ploughshares’ Advisory Editors have been chosen as some of the most inspiring authors in the world in a list compiled by Poets & Writers Magazine. Cornelius Eady, Donald Hall, Kathryn Harrison, Philip Levine, Tim O’Brien, and C.D. Wright have all guest-edited issues of Ploughshares. All are bold,

Watch Kevin Young Reading at the 2008 Dodge Poetry Festival

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This video recently surfaced of former Ploughshares guest-editor Kevin Young reading at the 2008 GeraldineĀ  R. Dodge Poetry Festival.

Meg Kearney & Regie Gibson Featured at Concord Poetry Center

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Ploughshares‘ author Meg Kearney (Vol. 27/2, Fall 2001) and Regie Gibson will be featured at the Concord Poetry Center’s Open Mic Poetry Series, 3:00 pm February 7, 2010, in the Emerson Umbrella for the Arts, 40 Stow St., Concord, Mass. Meg Kearney’s latest collection, Home By Now (Four Way

Fanny Howe and Martha Ronk reading at the Blacksmith House

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Former Ploughshares guest-editor Fanny Howe (Vol. 2/1, Spring 1974) and Ploughshares contributor Martha Ronk will be reading from their work on December 7th at the Blacksmith House. Fanny Howe is the author of over twenty books of poetry and prose. She is the recipient of several literary awards, including

Margot Livesey Welcomes Kathryn Harrison to Emerson College

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Margot Livesey, the fiction editor of Ploughshares, welcomed Kathryn Harrison to Emerson College on October 1st 2009 with an eloquent speech praising the author. “Kathryn is one of those admirable writers who is not afraid to plunge into new material, new worlds,” she said. “And those new worlds are