The Spring 1997 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Yusef Komunyakaa. 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
"Excerpt from In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu" by Tony Ardizzone
"Tiger Frame Glasses" by Carolyn Ferrell
"Mote," by John McCluskey Jr.
"Squash Flowers," by Maura Stanton
"The River Woman's Son," by Melanie Rae Thon
Gil José Duran
Jesse Lee Kercheval
Rohan B. Preston
J. D. Scrimgeour
Nyugen Quang Thieu
Charles Harper Webb
Yusef Komunyakaa's twelve books of poetry include Taboo (Palgrave Macmillan), Dien Cai Dau, and Neon Vernacular (both Wesleyan), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize, and most recently Warhorses (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux). He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the William Faulkner Prize (Universite Rennes, France), the Kingsley Tufts Award for Poetry, and the Poetry Society of America's Shelley Memorial Award. A forthcoming collection of poetry, The Chameleon Couch, will be published in 2011 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. He teaches at New York University.