The Summer 1973 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by James Randall. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.
The final issue of Ploughshares' first year in print was guest edited by celebrated poet Thomas Lux (Child Made of Sand, God Particles). Showcasing work from previous and future Ploughshares guest editors, including Andre Dubus, Bill Knott, Fanny Howe, James Randall, and founder DeWitt Henry, this classic issue showcases the early literary voices of editors who would guide Ploughshares' artistic direction in future years.
"Corporal of Artillery," by Andre Dubus
"Marvin Gardens' Revenge," by Alan Lebowitz
"Harpoons," by David Gioia
"Teeth," by Wilson Brown
J. D. Reed
G. S. Sharat Chandra
Joe David Bellamy
Arthur Freeman & David Gullette
About the Author
Lux has been the poet in residence at Emerson College (1972-1975), and a member of the Writing Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. He has also taught at the Universities of Iowa, Michigan, and California at Irvine, among others. He has been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Poetry and has received three National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship.