Andrea Barrett Archive

Natural History’s Echoes

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Andrea Barrett’s new book is a collection of echoes—names and references that have become familiar across the years to Barrett’s readers, filtering through her collections and novels. The effect is at once familiar and fresh, like being reminded of something half-forgotten and all the more treasured in the recollection.

A Q&A Between Former Ploughshares Contributors Ethan Rutherford and Paul Yoon

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This guest post was contributed by Ethan Rutherford. —Andrew Ladd, blog editor. I recently moved, and while unpacking my books I stumbled upon an old issue of Ploughshares—Fall 2007, guest edited by Andrea Barrett. I don’t always keep my old literary journals, but I’ve kept this one because it