Winter 2013-14 Issue

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3d Winter-whitebackgroundWe are excited to announce the publication of our Winter 2013-14 issue, which features poetry and prose compiled by our staff editors. This issue includes the work of several distinguished writers and newcomers, featuring writers like Andrew Foster Altschul, Jennifer Acker, and Carl Dennis.

We’re thrilled with the quality of work in this issue and excited to share it with you.  The Winter issue has been mailed to our subscribers, and is available in bookstores and online.

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Dedicated to Seamus Heaney (1939-2013), a former guest editor, this issue of Ploughshares features a short remembrance of the Irish master by the poet Joyce Peseroff. The prose has a particularly international flavor, from Andrew Foster Altschul’s story “Embarazada,” about a fraught relationship between a Peruvian waitress and an American tourist, to “498,” about a soldier caught in the brutality of the Spanish Civil War. Robert Anthony Seigel’s Plan B essay describes his years as a tour guide for Japanese visitors to New York, and Jennifer Acker celebrates the work of the Australian writer Shirley Hazzard.

The Winter issue also features poetry by Kevin Young, Linda Bamber, Michael Mlekoday, and Carl Dennis, among many others; a newly discovered poem by Alan Dugan; and the winners of the Emerging Writer’s Contest.