The Spring 1981 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by James Randall. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

Table of Contents

FICTION
"A Dark Night," by Edward P. Jones
"The Burden," by Russell Banks
"Bijou," by Stuart Dybek
"Ul'Lyu, Ooo, Ooo, Ooo," by John Domini

NONFICTION
"An Interview with Michael S. Harper," by James Randall

POETRY
Michael S. Harper
Marcia Southwick
Richard Eberhart
Gail Mazur
Susan Wood
Ifeanyi Menkiti
Robert Bly
Thomas Lux
Nicholas Christopher
Robert Penn Warren
Richard Tillinghast
Colleen J. McElroy
Erica Funkhouser
W. S. Di Piero
Karen Propp
Suzanne E. Berger
David Gullette
Ira Sadoff
Richard Lourie
Michael Milburn
William Logan
Alexander Albertus
Sue Standing
Laurie Sheck
Martha Stearns
Helene Davis
B. A. Brescia
Kathleen Lake
Andrew Schelling
Susan Whittaker
Racelle Friedman
Hope Athearn
Douglas Blazek
Peter Wild
Peter Gurnis