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Over the past 40 years, Ploughshares has helped launch the career of authors such as Sue Miller, Tim O’Brien, and Philip Lopate. (Photo courtesy Flickr/Creative Commons)
Over the past 40 years, Ploughshares has helped launch the career of authors such as Sue Miller, Tim O’Brien, and Philip Lopate. (Photo courtesy Flickr/Creative Commons)

Sue Miller. Tim O'Brien. Philip Lopate. Gail Mazur. Raymond Carver.

All giants in the literary world and all people who got some of their first starts at the Emerson-based literary magazine, Ploughshares.

Established in a Cambridge bar in 1971 — the founders goal was to "make a distinct contribution to the national adventure of writing." Forty years later, the founders of Ploughshares can safely say they've made that contribution. We take a look back at the history of the magazine and talk about where it's headed.

Guests:

  • DeWitt Henry, author and founding Editor, Ploughshares
  • Sue Miller, author

More:

  • Hear The Best of Ploughshares: November 14th at the Paramount Stage.  Readers include Alice Hoffman, Dennis Lehane, Wally Lamb, Andre Dubus, and Sue Miller.


This program aired on October 26, 2011.

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