Gretchen Primack’s poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, FIELD, Antioch Review, Ploughshares, and other journals. She is the author of two forthcoming poetry collections, Kind and Doris’ Red Spaces, and a chapbook, The Slow Creaking of Planets. Primack has worked as a union organizer, working women’s advocate, and prison educator. Also an animal advocate, she co-wrote the memoir The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals (Penguin Avery 2012). Her website is www.gretchenprimack.com.
Known for its compelling fiction and poetry, Ploughshares is widely regarded as one of America's most influential literary journals. Each issue is guest-edited by a prominent writer who explores personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Over the years, guest editors of Ploughshares have included Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, Rosellen Brown, Raymond Carver, Tobias Wolff, Sherman Alexie, Russell Banks, Lorrie Moore, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Richard Ford.
Many of today's most respected writers had their first or early work published in Ploughshares, including Thomas Lux, Susan Straight, Carolyn Chute, Edward P. Jones, Howard Norman, Melanie Rae Thon, Sue Miller, Mona Simpson, Ethan Canin, Tim O'Brien, Robert Pinsky, and Jayne Anne Phillips. It's no wonder, then, that Literary Magazine Review has proclaimed Ploughshares to be "a magazine that has published a good deal of what has become our significant contemporary American literature."Ploughshares