About Ladette Randolph & John Skoyles
Ladette Randolph is Editor-in-chief of Ploughshares and the author of three books of fiction: two novels—Haven’s Wake (forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press, spring 2013) and the award-winning A Sandhills Ballad (University of New Mexico Press, 2009)—and the short story collection This Is Not the Tropics (University of Wisconsin Press, 2005). Randolph is on the faculty of the Writing, Literature, and Publishing department at Emerson College in Boston. Prior to joining the staff at Ploughshares she was an acquiring editor and associate director at University of Nebraska Press. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Rona Jaffe grant, the Virginia Faulkner Award, a Best New American Voices citation, and four Nebraska Book Awards.
John Skoyles has published four books of poems, A Little Faith (1981); Permanent Change (1991); Definition of the Soul (1998), and The Situation (2007), all from Carnegie Mellon. His work has appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, Harvard Review, Slate, Yale Review, and The Poetry Anthology, 1912-2002, among others. He is also the author of a collection of personal essays, Generous Strangers (Kodansha International, 1999), and a memoir, Secret Frequencies: A New York Education (University of Nebraska Press, 2003). His awards include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as fellowships from the New York and North Carolina Arts Councils.