The Winter 1996-97 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Robert Boswell & Ellen Bryant Voigt. 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
Ellen Bryant Voigt Robert Boswell
"The Forest" by Andrea Barrett
"Medicine," by Christopher McIlroy
"Green House," by Kevin McIlvoy
"Skeleton," by Steven Schwartz
"Why We're Here," by Elizabeth Searle
"Those Poor Devils" by Kathleene West
Claudia Emerson Andrews
Suji Kwock Kim
Leslie Adrienne Miller
Lisa Russ Spaar
Nance Van Winckel
Ellen Doré Watson
Jody A. Zorgdrager
Don Lee, "Zacharis Award Winner Kevin Young"
Robert Boswell is the author of five novels (Century's Son, American Owned Love, Mystery Ride, The Geography of Desire, Crooked Hearts), two story collections (Living to Be 100, Dancing in the Movies), and one play (Tongues). He shares the Cullen Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Houston with his wife, Antonya Nelson.
Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of six volumes of poetry, most recently Shadow of Heaven, a finalist for the National Book Award in 2002. Her other books include Kyrie (1995); Two Trees (1992); The Lotus Flowers (1987); The Forces of Plenty (1983); and Claiming Kin (1976). She has also published a collection of craft essays entitled, The Flexible Lyric (2001).
Voigt has won numerous awards and honors including grants from the Vermont Council of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Pushcart Prize, and the Academy of American Poets Fellowship. Voigt served as the Vermont State Poet for a term of four years until 2003, when she was elected Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. Voigt developed the nation's first low-residency M.F.A writing program at Goddard College in 1976, and since 1981 has taught in the M.F.A. program for creative writing at Warren Wilson College. She resides in Cabot, Vermont.