Peter B. Hyland, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Peter B. Hyland is the author of the chapbook, Elegy to the Idea of a Child. His poems have appeared in American Literary Review, New England Review, New South, and elsewhere. He is the development director at Inprint, a nonprofit literary arts organization in Houston. Hyland’s poem, “Lake Charles,”

John Hodgen, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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John Hodgen won the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry for Grace (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006) and is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. His next book of poems is forthcoming in the fall of 2010, also from Pittsburgh. Hodgen’s poem “Sorrow” was

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.

Jeffrey Greene, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Jeffrey Greene is the author of a memoir and two nature books, including The Golden-Bristled Boar (forthcoming). His poetry collections include To the Left of the Worshiper, American Spirituals, and Glimpses of the Invisible World in New Haven. His next collection, Beautiful Monsters, will appear in 2010. Greene’s poem

Kelle Groom, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Kelle Groom‘s poems have appeared in Gettysburg Review, The New Yorker, and Poetry. Her third poetry collection, Five Kingdoms, was published by Anhinga Press in Fall 2009. Groom’s earlier collections are Underwater City, (University Press of Florida, 2004) and Luckily, a 2006 Florida Book Award winner (Anhinga). Groom’s poem,

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.

Emily Fragos, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Emily Fragos’s poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, The Paris Review, and numerous other journals. She is the author of Little Savage (Grove Press) and a new book of poems, The Juggler’s Hands, which is forthcoming. Fragos teaches poetry at

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

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,