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Ploughshares announces that “Reading for the Plot” by Christina Pugh will be published in the Winter 2020-21 issue of Ploughshares.

Ms. Pugh has published five books of poems including “Stardust Media,” which won the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and “Perception,” which was named one of the top poetry books of 2017 by Chicago Review of Books. Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, Kenyon Review, Yale Review, and other publications. A former Guggenheim fellow and Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, she teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Winter 2020-21 Issue, edited by Editor-in-chief Ladette Randolph and Poetry Editor John Skoyles, features poetry and prose by Nick Arvin, Gina Ochsner, Steve Almond, Sylvie Baumgartel, and Jennifer Givhan. Others included are Kelli Russell Agodon, Justin Balog, Shauna Barbosa, J. Mae Barizo, Christopher Buckley, Michael Burkard, Nora Caplan-Bricker, Elaine Hsieh Chou, Emily Cinquemani, Katie Condon, Jackie Craven, Caroline Crew, Evgeniya Dame, Fay Dillof, Shangyang Fang, Corey Flintoff, Jessica Goodfellow, Matthew E. Henry, David Keplinger, Ted Kooser, Laurie Lamon, Michael Lavers, Kathleen Lee, Eugenia Leigh, Ruth Madievsky, Alexandra Marshall, Gary McDowell, Paul Muldoon, Janice Northerns, Suphil Lee Park, Madelin Parsley, Emily Pittinos, Christina Pugh, Jeremy Radin, David Roderick, Craig van Rooyen, Noah Warren, Mason Wray, He Xiang, and Jane Zwart.

Since 1971, Ploughshares, an award-winning journal of new writing, has discovered andcultivated the freshest voices in contemporary American literature, and now provides readers with thoughtful and entertaining literature in a variety of formats