Roundup: Literary Father’s Day

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In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines and websites, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week.

In honor of Father’s Day we bring you thoughts and considerations from the literary world on fathers: their influence on writers, some famous literary father-son duos, best/worst fathers, and Atticus (no need to say more):

From Ploughshares:

  • Joshua Howes writes on the inspiration of his father for his short story “Run” from our Winter 2011-2012 issue.
  • James Crews talks about his poem “My Father in the Rustling Trees” from our Winter 2012-2013 issue.
  • David Thacker used his experience as a first time father to compose his poem “Haloed Flotsam,” featured in our Winter 2012-2013 issue.
  • Check out our Ploughshares SoloThe Elegant Solution” that Jim Tilley wrote about his mathematician father.
  • Dani Shapiro writes about her grandfather’s life and influence on her essay “Evil Tongue,” featured in our Fall 2012 issue.

From Around the Web:

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