Ploughshares Spring 2005 Guest-Edited by Martin Espada

Ploughshares Spring 2005 Guest-Edited by Martin Espada

by Martin Espada, Pablo Neruda, Sharon Olds, Robert Creeley
     
 
The Spring 2005 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Martín Espada. 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 noted poet Martín Espada, the Spring 2005 issue of Ploughshares contains prose and poetry by

Overview

The Spring 2005 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Martín Espada. 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 noted poet Martín Espada, the Spring 2005 issue of Ploughshares contains prose and poetry by acclaimed authors including Karen Bender, Donald Hall, Yusef Komunyakaa, Pablo Neruda, Sharon Olds, and Adrienne Rich. In his Introduction to the issue, Espada discusses the notion that poetry is dead in America: "Yet we are also a republic of poets, and a nation of storytellers…There are more good poems and stories being produced, and consumed — nay, devoured — in this country than ever before. If this is a funeral, then it's a jazz funeral."

Full Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Martín Espada

EDITOR PROFILE
Cesar A. Salgado

FICTION

"Run Run Run Run Run Run Run Away," by Melissa Bank
"Mother," by Quang Bao
"Refund," by Karen E. Bender
"Border," Alyson Hagy
"The Great Cheese," by Luke Salisbury
"Sleepwalk," by Valerie Sayers

NONFICTION

"Don't Rub Your Eyes," by Doug Anderson
"Instead Of," by Ira Wood

POETRY

Jack Agueros
Nin Andrews
Naomi Ayala
Daniel Berrigan
Richard Blanco
Michelle Boisseau
Kevin Bowen
Rafael Campo
Cyrus Cassells
Nan Cohen
Robert Cording
Robert Creeley
Theodore Deppe
Richard Garcia
Stephen Gibson
Aracelis Girmay
Eugene Gloria
Donald Hall
Sam Hamill
Nathalie handal
Myronn Hardy
David Hernandez
Bob Hicok
Al Hudgins
Colette Inez
Yusef Komunyakaa
Melissa Kwasny
Adrian C. Louis
Joshua McKinney
David Mura
John Murillo
Joan Murray
Pablo Neruda
D. Nurkse
Sharon Olds
Ishle Yi Park
Marge Piercy
Dannye Romine Powell
Leroy Quintana
Adrienne Rich
Eric Paul Shaffer
R. T. Smith
Gary Soto
Gerald Stern
Lidia torres
Lewis Turco
Chase Twichell
David Williams

EDITORS' SHELF

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016347813
Publisher:
Ploughshares / Emerson College
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Series:
Ploughshares , #311
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
222
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Called "the Latino poet of his generation,” Martín Espada was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957. He has published more than fifteen books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His latest collection of poems, The Trouble Ball (Norton, 2011), is the recipient of the Milt Kessler Award, a Massachusetts Book Award and an International Latino Book Award. The Republic of Poetry, a collection published by Norton in 2006, received the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A previous book of poems, Imagine the Angels of Bread (Norton, 1996), won an American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Other books of poems include A Mayan Astronomer in Hell’s Kitchen (Norton, 2000), City of Coughing and Dead Radiators (Norton, 1993), and Rebellion is the Circle of a Lover’s Hands (Curbstone, 1990). He has received other recognition such as the Robert Creeley Award, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, the PEN/Revson Fellowship and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. His work has been widely translated; collections of poems have been published in Spain, Puerto Rico and Chile. A former tenant lawyer, Espada is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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