Issues

Ploughshares publishes issues four times a year. Two of these issues are guest-edited by different, prominent authors. The other two issues are edited by our staff editors, one a mix of poetry and prose and the other long-form prose.

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  • A journal cover with an abstract painting of trees and a night sky
    Issue # 48

    Spring 1989

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      The Spring 1989 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Maura Stanton. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • A journal cover of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and an old rundown barn
    Issue # 47

    Winter 1988

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    An issue of Ploughshares from Winter 1988, guest-edited by Philip Levine. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This classic collection of poetry and prose, guest-edited by Pulitzer Prize winner and 2011 Poet Laureate Philip Levine, features the work of Yusef…

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  • A journal cover: painting of a woman eating breakfast in front of an open window
    Issue # 46
    Fiction

    Fall 1988

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    Fiction Discoveries Issue The Fall 1988 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by George Garrett. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different and personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Renowned writer and former poet Laureate of Virginia, George Garrett, compiles this special issue called Fiction Discoveries, featuring young writers…

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  • A journal cover of yellow-green leaves with water droplets on them and a blue sky
    Issue # 45

    Spring 1988

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    The Spring 1988 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Maxine Kumin. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • A journal cover with abstract art of a woman sleeping in muted brown color tones
    Issue # 44
    Poetry

    Winter 1987

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    An issue of Ploughshares from Winter 1987, guest-edited by Bill Knott. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This classic all-poetry issue, guest-edited by poet Bill Knott, features the work of a number of outstanding poets, including Gary Soto, Sharon Olds,…

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  • A journal cover with a parking lot at night raining, and a large lamppost
    Issue # 43
    Fiction

    Fall 1987

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    The Fall 1987 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by DeWitt Henry. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different and personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. DeWitt Henry, acclaimed memoirist and founding editor of Ploughshares, compiles this classic issue, which features fiction by Pulitzer Prize-winner E. Annie Proulx, as…

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  • A journal cover of a woman standing beside empty bowls on the ground
    Issue # 42
    Poetry

    Spring 1987

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    An issue of Ploughshares from Spring 1987, guest-edited by Derek Walcott. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This classic all-poetry issue, guest-edited by the Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright Derek Walcott, features the work of a number of established masters…

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  • A journal cover of a painting of a blue woman standing in front of a tree with long branches
    Issue # 41

    Winter 1986

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    The Winter 1986 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Madeline DeFrees & Tess Gallagher. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • A journal cover with blue text and an abstract line drawing of two ghosts
    Issue # 40
    Poetry

    Fall 1986

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    An issue of Ploughshares from Fall 1986, guest-edited by Charles Simic. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This classic poetry issue, with select nonfiction, is guest-edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Charles Simic, and features the work of a number of…

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  • A journal cover of a drawing of a woman laying in bed with dogs running behind her
    Issue # 39

    Spring 1986

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    What’s A Story Issue The Spring 1986 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Leonard Michaels. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • A journal cover of ancient medal pendants saying against a red background
    Issue # 38

    Winter 1985

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    International Writing Issue An issue of Ploughshares from Winter 1985, guest-edited by Stratis Haviaras. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This classic issue, guest-edited by poet Stratis Haviaras, features international writing by a number of world masters, including Italo Calvino,…

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  • A brown journal cover with red text and abstract triangle artwork
    Issue # 37
    Fiction

    Fall 1985

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    The Fall 1985 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by James Alan McPherson and DeWitt Henry. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • A journal cover: drawing of a deer jumping behind a house with a city in the background
    Issue # 36
    Poetry

    Spring 1985

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    The Spring 1985 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Thomas Lux. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • A journal cover with a painting of an old woman sitting with a dog who is eating soup
    Issue # 35

    Winter 1984

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    The Winter 1984 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Jane Shore. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • A journal cover with purple text and a black and white drawing of a young woman
    Issue # 34
    Nonfiction

    Fall 1984

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    Guest Editors

    The Fall 1984 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Anne Bernays & Justin Kaplan. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • A journal cover: black and white image of bare trees with petals on the ground
    Issue # 33
    Poetry

    Spring 1984

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    The Spring 1984 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Seamus Heaney. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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