Winter 2009-10 Archive

Winter 2009-10 Reviewed in New Pages

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As we wrap four great months with Tony Hoagland and company, we’ll leave you with this review in New Pages of the Winter 2009-10 issue of Ploughshares. Angela Sweeney praises Hoagland for “choosing to pair works of transcendentalism and realism in such a way that brings out the best

Marc J. Straus, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Our final Contributor’s Annex for the Tony Hoagland issue! Thanks to all our Contributors for their insight and support. Marc J. Straus has three collections of poems from TriQuarterly Books-Northwestern University Press: One Word (1994), Symmetry (2000), and Not God (2006), the latter, a play in verse that had

Kathryn Starbuck, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Kathryn Starbuck is the author of Griefmania, from¬†Sheep Meadow Press, 2006. (Read “Thinking of John Clare” from Griefmania here.) Her poems appear in The¬†Best American Poems 2008, The New Republic, The Gettysburg Review, The New Yorker, Poetry, AGNI Online, Harvard Review and elsewhere. She edited two volumes of George

Lisa Russ Spaar, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Lisa Russ Spaar‘s most recent poetry collection is Satin Cash (read “The Geese,” or other excerpts here). She edited Acquainted with the Night: Insomnia Poems and All That Mighty Heart: London Poems, and appears in Best American Poetry 2008. Her prizes include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rona Jaffe

Ploughshares Presents Tony Hoagland

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We were honored to have Tony Hoagland pay a visit to the Paramount Center back in February. At long last — the official videos are here! You can also check out our Pshares page on YouTube. Some of our favorite moments: “I tell my own students, I say you

Elizabeth Smither, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Elizabeth Smither was New Zealand poet laureate (2001-3). She has published fifteen collections of poetry as well as novels and short stories. In 2008 she was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry. Click here to read (and hear Smither read) some of her work. Smither’s

Katherine Smith, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Katherine Smith‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of journals and reviews, among them Shenandoah, Fiction International, Poetry, The Southern Review, Appalachian Heritage, Atlanta Review, Gargoyle, The Baltimore Review, Poems and Plays, and The Louisville Review. Her first book, Argument by Design, won the Washington Writers’

Alicia Jo Rabins, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Alicia Jo Rabins, Brooklyn-based poet and musician, received her MFA from Warren Wilson. Her poems have appeared in the Boston Review, 6 x 6, and Horse Poems (Knopf). As a musician she tours internationally; her art-pop song cycle about Biblical women, Girls in Trouble, was released in October 2009.

First Video of Tony Hoagland’s Reading at Emerson

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The first footage of Tony Hoagland’s talk on February 12 is here! Thanks to Emerson College for capturing and posting clips from the Q+A. Hoagland opened by sharing the three qualities he enjoys most in poems: Mobility and intensity and probably voice. It’s that quickness, that changing of surface

Nic Pizzolatto, Winter 2009-10 Contributor

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Nic Pizzolatto‘s fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, The Oxford American, The Missouri Review, Best American Mystery Stories, and several other publications. He is the author of the story collection Between Here and the Yellow Sea (2006), and his first novel, Galveston, will be published by Scribner in May