We are pleased to announce the release of our Spring 2017 issue. Acclaimed writer Jennifer Haigh guest-edits this poetry and prose issue of Ploughshares. As Haigh writes in her introduction, “By training or habit or simply natural inclination, the writer of literature is sensitive to invisible currents in the culture. We are made of porous stuff, highly absorbent. The writer is the box of baking soda at the back of the refrigerator, absorbing whatever is ambient.” With new poetry from Kaveh Akbar and Matthew Lippman, nonfiction from Vandela Vida, and fiction from Joshua Ferris, Kristen Iskandrian, and Jess Walter, the work in this issue grapples with the current cultural environment.
The issue is dedicated to Thomas Lux (1946-2017), a guest editor and longtime friend of Ploughshares, and a former Poet-in-Residence of Emerson College.
The Spring 2017 issue is currently making its way to subscribers’ mailboxes and is available for purchase.