James Alan McPherson (born September 16, 1943) is an American short story writer and essayist. He has been a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship. McPherson is a member of the permanent faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.
Ploughshares Fall 2008by James Alan McPherson
Guest-edited by James Alan McPherson, the Fall 2008 issue of Ploughshares features stories and essays by authors such as Alex
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The Fall 2008 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by James Alan McPherson. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.
Guest-edited by James Alan McPherson, the Fall 2008 issue of Ploughshares features stories and essays by authors such as Alex Rose, Mary Swan, and M. G. Stephens. In the Introduction, McPherson writers about his choices for the issue: "If there is a common thread in the stories here, I think it must be the communal effort to gain perspective on the highly complex areas of our fuzzy and fragmented American reality."
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James Alan McPherson
"The Incurables," by Mark Brazaitis
"Are You Passing?" by Allen Gee
"Fort Macon," by David Gullette
"Salk and Sabin," by Kirsten Menger-Anderson
"Ostracon," by Alex Rose
"Bless Everybody," by Steven Schwartz
"Spin," by Aurelie Sheehan
"When Thou Art King," by Amy Stuber
"Old Sins," by Mary Swan
"Alex, the Barista," by Joyce E. Turner
"Lady Fingers," by Ryan Berg
"Sunday Morning at the Marlin Cafe," by M. G. Stephens
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