An essay by Professor Nancy Lord will be published in the fall 2012 issue of Ploughshares, one of the most prestigious literary journals in the country.Ploughshares is based at Emerson College in Boston, Mass. Founded in 1971, each issue is guest-edited by a prominent author. Lord's essay, "My Acid Cruise," 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."
Lord, a former Alaska Writer Laureate, teaches in the low-residency graduate writing program at UAA. She is the author of three short fiction and five literary nonfiction books, including most recently "Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North." She is currently working on a novel set among ocean scientists and controversy in a near future.
The issue featuring Lord's essay is available beginning Aug. 15 in print, and electronically for Kindle and Nook. Visit Pshares.org for more details.