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The Spring 2011 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Colm Tóibín. This first issue of Ploughshares’ 40th anniversary volume year features selections of poetry and prose made by award-winning writer Colm Tóibín, including new work from poets such as Eavan Boland, Nick Laird, Paul Muldoon, CK Williams, and Bruce Bond, and prose writers Tessa Hadley, Thomas Mallon, Rabih Alameddine, Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough, and Hester Kaplan, among others. The volume also includes a profile by Toibin, an introduction by Tóibín, the reprint of an archival interview with Seamus Heaney, book reviews, and more.

Full Table of Contents

Introduction: Colm Toibin

FICTION
Rabih Alameddine (The Half-Wall)
Nicole Cullen (Banner Creek Summit)
Tessa Hadley (Post Production)
Hester Kaplan (Natural Wonder)
Shaena Lambert (The War Between the Men and the Women)
Angela Pneuman (Occupational Hazard)
Lynne Tillman (Tiny Struggles)

NONFICTION
Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough (Objects of Affection)

POETRY
John Bargowski (Sing-a-long)
David Blair (My Philadelphia)
Eavan Boland (Art of Empire)
Bruce Bond (Chimera)
Catherine Carter (Arson in Ladytown)
Harry Clifton (Estacion Retiro, Buenos Aires)
Michael Dickman (Home)
Gerard Fanning (Toss; An Old Boyne Fish Barn; Memoire; Tall Boys; In My Reading)
Gary Fincke (At Midnight, On My Birthday)
Rita Ann Higgins (His Brazen Hair)
Jonathan Johnson (Out Far Enough)
Peter Kline (Universal Movers; Revisionary)
Nick Laird (The Mission)
Cleopatra Mathis (Dead Fox)
Michael Morse (Void and Compensation [Facebook])
Paul Muldoon (Whale Watching in Iceland)
Mary O'Malley (From "Resident at Sea")
Don Paterson (Burial)
Sam Sullivan (Lush Life)
Ryan Vine (Rule 2)
CK Williams (Timeline)

MISC
About Colm Toibin: Stacey D'Erasmo
Plan B Essay: Thomas Mallon (The Night Shift)
From the Archive: James Randall: An Interview with Seamus Heaney

REVIEWS
Sarah Banse reviews "Elegies for the Brokenhearted" by Christie Hodgen
Adrian Blevins reviews "Selected Poems" by Mary Ruefle
Chelsea Rathburn reviews "Captive Voices" by Eleanor Ross Taylor
Scott Stanfield reviews "Close Calls with Nonsense" by Stephen Burt

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