Spring 2009

Spring 2009

The Spring 2009 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Eleanor Wilner. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

This issue, edited by prize-winning poet Eleanor Wilner, author of The Girl with Bees in Her Hair, features new work from Maxine Kumin, Jess Row, Terrance Hayes, Alicia Ostriker, Ilya Kaminsky, and many other distinguished poets and writers. 

In her Introduction, Wilner writes, “I love poets who bring us to our proper size. Think about taking a picture of a mile-high waterfall, and about that little human you need in the shot to suggest the magnitude caught in the image—the tiny person is the scale factor. It isn’t that true scale diminishes the human, but rather that it celebrates our luck to be in the picture at all—such wonders!”



Contributor's Notes