John Skoyles Archive

THE NEUTRAL CORNER: Michael Hofmann’s “Where Have You Been?” And Gottfried Benn’s “Impromptus”

The neutral corner is one of the two corners of the ring not used by boxers between rounds. It is also the corner a boxer must retreat to after he has floored his opponent. The Neutral Corner was also a bar in Saratoga Springs, New York, that I frequented
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Roger Reeves Wins 2014 Zacharis Award

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We are thrilled to announce Roger Reeves as the winner of the twenty-fourth annual John C. Zacharis First Book Award for his poetry collection, King Me (Copper Canyon, 2013). The $1,500 award, named after Emerson College’s former president, honors the best debut book by a Ploughshares writer, alternating annually between poetry and
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From the Slush Pile: The Numbers

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When I see numbers I generally shut down, but I know there’s a whole host of you out there who want to see pie charts, graphs and digits. So if my ranting about pluck and resiliency isn’t enough for you folks, here are the cold hard facts when it
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Winter 2012-13 Issue, Edited by Ladette Randolph and John Skoyles

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We are pleased to announce a slight twist with our Winter issue. Unlike our Spring and Fall issues, which are entirely chosen by guest editors (Nick Flynn and Patricia Hampl), the Winter issue was put together a little closer to home. The prose selections were made by Ladette Randolph,
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