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The Fall 1979 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by James Randall. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

Table of Contents

"The Infinite Passion of Expectation," by Gina Berriault
"At St. Croix," by Andre Dubus
"With Richard in Claygate," by Amanda Holmes
"A Length of Wire," by Megan Staffel
"The Sayings of Mr. Purple," by James Tate
"Long Talking Bad Conditions Blues," by Ronald Sukenick
"The Right Bread and the Left," by Stratis Haviaras

"An Interview with Seamus Heaney," by James Randall
"The Achievement of Gina Berriault," by Richard Yates

Seamus Heaney
Derek Mahon
Lewis Turco
Erica Funkhouser
Philip Booth
Peter Gurnis
Elizabeth Waterhouse
Judith Thompson
Geoffrey Movius
Fanny Howe
Richard Tillinghast
Emily Chatfield
Harold Bond
Carolyne Wright
Shari Berkowitz
Deborah Tall
Gerald McCarthy
Ginny MacKenzie
Ifeanyi Menkiti
Jean Nordhaus
Elizabeth McKim
Karen Conrad
Douglas Delaney
Colette Inez
Cid Corman
Miriam Levine
Carol Muske-Dukes
Ray Ronci
Larry Levis
Thomas Lux
Marcia Southwick
William Doreski
Cleopatra Mathis
David Ignatow

"The Visit (a monotype sequence)," by Michael Mazur
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148619185
  • Publisher: Ploughshares / Emerson College
  • Publication date: 9/1/1979
  • Series: Ploughshares , #53
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 195
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Born in Boston, James Randall earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at Boston University. He taught at Bennett College in North Carolina before coming to Emerson in 1963 as an assistant professor in the English Department. In 1967, he founded Emerson's Writing Program. In 1971, he helped found the journal, Ploughshares, edited four of the early issues, and help bring the journal to Emerson College. He was the first chair of the Department of Creative Writing and Literature when it was established in 1981. He retired from Emerson in 1991. Randall also co-founded Pym-Randall Press with his wife, Joanne. The Press was known for publishing young poets, and Randall published then-student Thomas Lux's first chapbook in the '60s.
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