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Ploughshares Spring 1990 Guest-Edited by Rita Dove and Fred Viebahn

Ploughshares Spring 1990 Guest-Edited by Rita Dove and Fred Viebahn

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The Spring 1990 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Rita Dove & Fred Viebahn. 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

Rita Dove
Fred Viebahn

"Hacienda del Sol," by Jamie Diamond
"Past, Future, Elsewhere," by Eileen Pollack
"The Cheaters' Club," by Maria Flook
"The Retirement Party," by Lisa Koger
"Lives of the Fathers," by Steven Schwartz

Linda Zisquit
Deborah Tall
Tim Nolan
Marilyn Hacker
Marilyn Nelson Waniek
Cyrus Cassells
Cynthia Hogue
Alison Stone
Earl S. Braggs
Andrew Hudgins
Kathleen Spivack
Julie Fay
Dick Bakken
Carolyne Wright
Eric Trethewey
David Ray
Martin Espada
Stephen Ajay
Marilyn Chin
Lisa Bernstein
Angela Ball
Betsy Sholl
Laurie Sheck
Jane Hirshfield
Colette Inez
Chris Gilbert
Anita N. Feng
Peter Cooley
Rika Lesser
Mark Doty

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148711773
Publisher: Ploughshares / Emerson College
Publication date: 04/01/1990
Series: Ploughshares , #161
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 198
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Rita Dove is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she lives with her husband Fred Viebahn. (They have a grown daughter, Aviva Dove-Viebahn.) From 1993 to 1995 she served as Poet Laureate of the United States, and from 2004 to 2006 as Poet Laureate of Virginia. She has received numerous literary and academic honors, among them the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry and, more recently, the 1996 Heinz Award, the 1996 National Humanities Medal, the 1997 Sara Lee Frontrunner Award, the 1997 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, the 2000 Library Lion medal from the New York Public Library, the 2001 Duke Ellington Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2006 Common Wealth Award. Ms. Dove was born in Akron, Ohio in 1952. A 1970 Presidential Scholar, she received her B.A. summa cum laude from Miami University of Ohio and her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. She also held a Fulbright scholarship at the Universität Tübingen in Germany. She has published the poetry collections The Yellow House on the Corner (1980), Museum (1983), Thomas and Beulah (1986), Grace Notes (1989), Selected Poems (1993), Mother Love (1995), On the Bus with Rosa Parks (1999), American Smooth (2004), a book of short stories, Fifth Sunday (1985),the novel Through the Ivory Gate (1992), essays under the title The Poet's World (1995), the play The Darker Face of the Earth (first produced in 1996), and the song cycle Seven for Luck (music by John Williams, first performed in 1998).

Fred Viebahn, born in 1947 in Gummersbach (Rhineland/Germany), attended school and university in Cologne and later lived as a writer and journalist in the Ruhr district and in West Berlin. He published his first book, a novella, at the age of nineteen, followed by a book of short stories and a book of poems, both in 1968. His first novel, Die schwarzen Tauben, won him the German Book-of-the-Month award in November 1969. His other novels are Das Haus Che (1973), Larissa (1976), and Die Fesseln der Freiheit (1979); a revised American version of the latter was published as The Stain by Story Line Press in 1988. Several of Mr. Viebahn's plays were produced on stage and for German radio. In 1973 he received the literary prize for young writers of the City of Cologne; he was also honored with Germany's most respected fellowship in literature and the arts, the Villa Massimo residency at the German Academy in Rome.

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