Canton resident published in prestigious Ploughshares literary journal
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 1:59 pm

CANTON -- An essay written by Mark Slouka, Canton, has been published in the Fall 2012 issue of Ploughshares, one of the most prestigious literary journals in the country.

Slouka’s essay, “The Academy of Sciences,” appears in an all nonfiction issue guest-edited by Patricia Hampl, best known for her memoirs and most recently as the author of The Florist’s Daughter.

Mark Slouka teaches in the English department of St. Lawrence University. His books, which have been translated into 16 languages, include a collection of stories, Lost Lake; the novels God’s Fool and The Visible World; and Essays from the Nick of Time.

The issue that Slouka’s essay is published in is available in print ($14), and electronically in Kindle and Nook (both $3.99). Visit for details.

Ploughshares is based at Emerson College in Boston. Since its founding in 1971, each issue is guest-edited by a prominent author.