Is Ploughshares Controversy Averse?
by ________Posted on July 14th, 2012 at 1:11 pm
Bishop told The Observer he was asked to blog for Ploughshares about the “literary marketplace” in March, agreeing to provide ten posts by August. After writing a ranking of poetry presses by their design sensibility in his seventh post, however, he was cautioned by managing editor Andrea Martucci about being critical of other publications.
“You are certainly welcome to your opinion,” Martucci wrote in an e-mail provided by Bishop, “but the Ploughshares blog is not the forum for ones that other presses and lit journals (who are our colleagues) might see as offensive.”