Ploughshares Spring 2013 Guest-Edited by Major Jackson

Ploughshares Spring 2013 Guest-Edited by Major Jackson

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by Major Jackson, Sharon Olds, Tony Hoagland, Tracy K. Smith
     
 

The Spring 2013 issue of Ploughshares, edited by Major Jackson. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

The poet Major Jackson (Holding Company, Hoops) compiles this eclectic Spring issue, which includes the work of several distinguished…  See more details below

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The Spring 2013 issue of Ploughshares, edited by Major Jackson. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

The poet Major Jackson (Holding Company, Hoops) compiles this eclectic Spring issue, which includes the work of several distinguished writers and newcomers. Featuring poetry by writers like Mark Doty, Martin Espada, Tony Hoagland, Laura Kasischke, Sharon Olds, Carl Phillips, and Tracy K. Smith, the issue is a dazzling tour of the modern poetic landscape in America. There is also a wide variety of fiction, from the story of a high school girl in the South and her relationship with a white teacher ("What Happens Next," by Emily Bernard) to a New York doorman dying of cancer ("The Rubber Game," by Sherri Phillips). The issue also features a Plan B essay by Floyd Skloot ("The Great Dream"), about the mostly thwarted ambitions of the members of his family, and an appreciation of the British writer Barbara Pym ("Patron Saint of Quiet Lives," by Raina Lipsitz).

INTRODUCTION
Major Jackson

EDITOR PROFILE
Gregory Pardlo

FICTION

"What Happens Next," by Emily Bernard
"Brief Encounter with the Household Gods," by David Huddle
"Transfer Station," by Elise Juska
"Andorra," by Szidonia Molnar
"The Rubber Game," Sherri Phillips
"Monkey See," by David James Poissant
"Alan at the Kirschbergs'," by Anna Solomon
"Church," by Kimberly Swayze

POETRY by

Peter Balakian
Sandra Beasley
Erin Belieu
Traci Brimhall
Jericho Brown
Stephen Browning
Maggie Dietz
Mark Doty
Jaclyn Dwyer
Martin Espada
Didi Gibbs
Nathalie Handal
Tony Hoagland
Laura Kasischke
Joanna Klink
Rebecca Lehmann
Alex Lemon
Jamaal May
Jeffrey McDaniel
Erika Meitner
Fred Moten
Harryette Mullen
Vi Khi Nao
Jay Nebel
Sharon Olds
Yaddyra Peralta
Carl Phillips
Catherine Pierce
Bethany Pray
Nicole Sealey
Maureen Seaton
Lisa Sewell
John Warner Smith
Tracy K. Smith
Pimone Triplett
Anne Pierson Wiese
Bruce Willard
Jake Adam York
Javier Zamora

MISC

"The Great Dream," a Plan B essay by Floyd Skloot
"Patron Saint of Quiet Lives," a Look2 essay on Barbara Pym by Raina Lipsitz

POSTSCRIPTS

Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016383156
Publisher:
Ploughshares / Emerson College
Publication date:
03/08/2013
Series:
Ploughshares Solos , #391
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
230
File size:
992 KB

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Meet the Author

Major Jackson is an American poet, professor and the author of three collections of poetry: HOLDING COMPANY (W.W. Norton, 2010) and HOOPS (W.W. Norton, 2006), both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry and LEAVING SATURN (University of Georgia, 2002), winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle. He is also a recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress.

Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. He served as a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at University of Massachusetts-Lowell and currently serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.

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Ploughshares Spring 2013 Guest-Edited by Major Jackson 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Wonderful issue!