We are pleased to announce the release of our Winter 2016-17 issue! This staff-edited issue of Ploughshares features a vibrant collection of essays, poems, and short stories. Whether it’s through poetry like Daniel Lawless’s poem “The Old Masters,” or short stories like Katie Knoll’s “IED,” the work in this issue reminds us that below the surface, there is always something unseen. In the Look2 essay, Rob Hesdy takes a look at the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Susan Glaspell.
This issue also features prose by Tristan Hughes and Irina Reyn and poetry by Mairead Small Staid, Bill Knott, and sam sax. The winners of our 2016 Emerging Writer’s Contest appear here, along with the announcement of our 2016 John C. Zacharis Award winner.
The Winter 2016-17 issue is currently making its way to subscribers’ mailboxes and is available for purchase on pshares.org. For a preview of the work in this issue, read the poem “Moderation” by Stuart Dybek.