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People of the Book: Mara Mills

People of the Book is an interview series gathering those engaged with books, broadly defined. As participants answer the same set of questions, their varied responses chart an informal ethnography of the book, highlighting its rich history as a mutable … Continue reading

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The Suburbs: A Multimedia Extravaganza!

Okay, for my final post about the suburbs (probably), I say enough about books. Let’s talk about what’s really important: TV, movies, music, and even a little art. On The Tube TV is lousy with images of the suburbs these … Continue reading

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Close Watching: Tech + Text = The Reading Paradigm of the Future?!

When it comes to good ol’-fashioned reading, the influence of new-fangled technology is rarely construed as “positive.” A recent Pew Internet Study suggests our that our brains are being “rewired” for attention deficiency by nonstop, rapid-fire access to information. Adbusters’ Micah … Continue reading

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REDACTED: Experiences with Digital Americana’s Interactive Literary Magazine

This post was written by John Rodzvilla, Emerson College’s Electronic Publisher-in-Residence. There has always been somewhat of an unrealized promise of interactivity with digital literature. It should be more than an enhanced experience of the print original, but still reflect … Continue reading

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Nick Flynn: Q&A and Reading (with videos and blurry photos!)

Spring guest editor Nick Flynn stopped by Emerson last night to read, introduce the issue, and chat with Ploughshares poetry editor John Skoyles. He was introduced by poet and novelist Pablo Medina and Ploughshares editor-in-chief Ladette Randolph. Nick read his … Continue reading

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#AWP12 – What you don’t want to miss before heading out

Well, it’s Day 3 of #AWP12 in Chicago, and I’m ready for a nap. BUT! If you’re tempted to go nap, don’t do so, or leave AWP, before checking out these quirky booths and tables, which were chosen for their … Continue reading

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Some Slam Poetry I’ve Enjoyed

The first time I heard slam poetry, I was 17. My high school literary magazine “Aporia” threw a coffee house event at the hippest place we knew of. One of the participants performed “Love” by Beau Sia. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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We turned 40 and all we got were these awesome videos

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, Emerson College (where Ploughshares is housed) made some lovely videos about our previous 40 years of history, what we’re doing currently, and what we’re thinking about for the future. Enjoy! (P.S. If you live in … Continue reading

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Ploughshares Joins the Radical Left

Ploughshares has entered the culture wars! In the middle of an attack on people warning that the flooding of Japan’s nuclear plant might be a serious concern, Glenn Beck takes on the Ploughshares Fund, a nuclear disarmament group, and what should … Continue reading

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Colm Toibin on Guest Editing Ploughshares

In this video, Colm Toibin, guest editor of the Spring 2011 issue of Ploughshares, describes what the unique guest-editing process was like for him.  He mentions that the experience was like building; he started with established authors and moved on to … Continue reading

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