St. Patrick’s Day Archive

Erin Go Plough: Some Staff Favorites for St. Patrick’s

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It’s time to get your Irish on.  I come from a family where the old aunts always proudly displayed their photos of JFK, I could swear in Gaelic by sixth grade, and we had a shillelagh in the house. Although we wore green on Saint Patty’s day, my mother

The Luck of the Irish: Colm Toibin on our Minds

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In honor of this great St. Patrick’s Day, we wanted to pay tribute to Colm Tóibín, signed to guest edit the Spring 2011 Ploughshares. Tóibín’s sixth novel Brooklyn has made a huge splash since publication in May 2009. Let’s check off the accolades: longlisted for the 2009 Booker Prize;