Ploughshares Summer 2015

Ploughshares Summer The Summer issue of Ploughshares guest edited by Lauren Groff Ploughshares a journal of new writing is guest edited serially by prominent writers who explore different and personal visions ae

  • Title: Ploughshares Summer 2015
  • Author: Lauren Groff Lydia Davis Osama Alomar Alex Epstein Rebecca Makkai Helen Oyeyemi Alex Shakar Sjón
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  • Page: 228
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Summer 2015 issue of Ploughshares, guest edited by Lauren Groff Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest edited serially by prominent writers who explore different and personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles Acclaimed novelist and short story writer Lauren Groff The Monsters of Templeton, Delicate Edible Birds guest edits this all fiction issue.The Summer 2015 issue of Ploughshares, guest edited by Lauren Groff Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest edited serially by prominent writers who explore different and personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles Acclaimed novelist and short story writer Lauren Groff The Monsters of Templeton, Delicate Edible Birds guest edits this all fiction issue As Groff writes in her introduction, I am searching for work that is written with blood or bile or choler, not necessarily sweat alone Featuring narratives that range from a woman falling in love with a dead man In the Flesh, We Shone by Alex Shakar to the effect a traveling circus has on an entire town The Miracle Years of Little Fork by Rebecca Makkai , these stories explore humanity through the bizarre and unexpected This issue includes new work from Lydia Davis, Daniel Pe a, Helen Oyeyemi, Fiona Maazel, and The Summer 2015 issue also features Thomas Pruiksma s Plan B essay about his first love of magic, a look at the prolific author Peter De Vries, and an interview with Nick Arvin, our Alice Hoffman Prize Winner Lauren Groff is the author of four books The Monsters of Templeton, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers and a New York Times Bestseller, Delicate Edible Birds And Other Stories, Arcadia, shortlisted for the L.A Times Prize for Fiction and a New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book of 2012, and Fates and Furies, to be published in September 2015 Her short fiction has won Pushcart and O Henry prizes and has appeared in journals including the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, One Story, McSweeney s and Ecotone, three editions of the Best American Short Stories anthology, and 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, to be published this fall She lives in Gainesville, Florida with her family.

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    1. Earlier in my life I didn't care for short stories, but I have learned to appreciate them. There are some fine writers, and a short story collection is a good way to sample several in one book. I really liked the "6 Micro Stories", by Alex Epstein and "In the Flesh, We Shone, by Alex Shakar. There are several stories with very original viewpoints. I enjoyed this volume.

    2. It's been a while since I gave Ploughshares a 5 star review. And really that's unfair since it's the piece of mail I look most forward too. I love Ploughshares. I love that it gets me out of my genre rut. I love that it gives me short fiction to devour or savor depending on my reading mood.This edition was edited by Lauren Groff, whose personal tastes she described thus, "Give me the short and the sharp, like a slap; give me the long, slow immersion in an alien sea. I am searching for work that [...]

    3. I've been meaning to subscribe to Ploughshares since I graduated from my writing program eons ago, and now I'm finally a proper writer-in-training. Surprise of surprise: yes, I opted for the digital version, because I can already pictures the piles of literary magazines that would accumulate in my apartment otherwise.To be honest, there were only a handful of stories that really stood out to me in this collection. Some of my favorites:In the Flesh, We Shone (Alex Shakar). A quasi-zombie tale, wh [...]

    4. Laura Groff edits this edition and says, "Give me the short and the sharp, like a slap; give me the long, slow immersion in an alien sea. I am searching for work that is written with blood or bile or choler, not necessarily sweat alone." I think she succeeded in this effort.I'm not well-acquainted with new moves for short stories structured by small pieces, kind of like a puzzle. There are several and I wasn't as engaged by those as by others more traditionally structured. Especially liked Rebec [...]

    5. This is a fantastic issue, guest-edited by Lauren Groff. Each Ploughshares journal is organized alphabetically by author, but somehow every story in this all-fiction issue felt thoughtfully and purposefully put into its place. Fiona Maazel contributed a wrenching piece about a guilt-ridden, closeted man just trying to please his aging father. I sniffled over Xuan Juliana Wang's tender story about a clueless, engineer father unable to mathematically configure a connection to his grown daughter. H [...]

    6. I found this to a bit lackluster. Lauren Groff clearly has a particular taste in short stories and sadly, it is not something we share. Few stories were bad, but not too many grabbed me. She seems to favor short stories that lack proper resolution, but feature lyrical language. Highlights include:Osama Alomar's "Eleven Stories""Pulau" by Kevin A. Gonzalez"Dad's just a number" by Fiona MaazelThe fantastic "The Miracle Years of Little Fork" by Rebecca MakkaiAlex Shakar's zombie love story (a genre [...]

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