Tag Archives: Peter B. Hyland

Roundup: Craft

As we look forward to updating the Ploughshares blog for the new year, we’re also looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009.  Our roundups explore the archives and gather past posts around a certain … Continue reading

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Roundup: Scary, Creepy, Dead, and Haunting Posts

As we look forward to updating the Ploughshares blog for the new year, we’re also looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009.  Our roundups explore the archives and gather past posts around a certain … Continue reading

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But Art Just Isn’t Worth That Much

Guest post by Peter B. Hyland When I was a teaching fellow in graduate school, one morning a colleague and I debated the virtues of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita over coffee in our campus office. I had added the novel to … Continue reading

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Shall I Compare Thee to a Taco Bell?: Pop in Poetry

Guest post by Peter B. Hyland In 1877, Joseph Ray, M.D.–”late professor in Woodward College”–published Ray’s New Practical Arithmetic. I own a copy for some reason, part of a small collection of nineteenth-century books that my father-in-law gave me, containing … Continue reading

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Broken Plank & Immortal Veil

Guest post by Peter B. Hyland In book five of The Odyssey, the sea goddess Ino comes to the aid of a storm-tossed Odysseus. She emerges from the waves and loans him her veil, a talisman that ensures he will … Continue reading

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You Talk Funny: Some Notes on Accessibility and Poetry

Guest post by Peter B. Hyland At a dinner event last week, I met an engaging lawyer who was very interested in the fact that I write poetry. He had an enthusiasm for wanting to read poems, but admitted that … Continue reading

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“I Pledge My Death-Wattle to the Cause of Poetry”

Guest post by Peter B. Hyland One of the finest readings I can remember attending took place a few years ago. It was held at the Museum of Printing History in Houston, a serene little building displaying so many typographical … Continue reading

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Death, Abundance, and Table Settings

Welcome to our inaugural week of Get Behind the Plough! For each issue of Ploughshares, you can read weekly posts from three authors we’ve published: their thoughts about poetry and prose, art and artifice, life and death. Pretty much anything … Continue reading

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Peter B. Hyland, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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 … Continue reading

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