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Featured Selection: Gerry LaF…

  Photo credit Laura Byrnes My hometown of Salisbury, Maryland hosted Gerry LaFemina as poet-in-residence for Poetry Week, April 5-9, 2018. At the end of a whirlwind week of TV and radio interviews, readings and workshops throughout the community, Gerry

Featured Selection: Robin Behn

  Fiddle Tune Poems   In writing these Fiddle Tune Poems, I was influenced by each tune’s sound—its rhythms, major or minor key, its melody and phrasing—that creates an underlying mood, and also by the images or narratives suggested by

Featured Selection: Norman Dub…

    NM: Hi Norman. Thank you for talking with us at Plume and sharing your lovely, mysterious, and deeply interesting poems; it’s an honor. You’re one of the most revered and beloved elders of the poetry tribe who blazed

Featured Selection: Lawrence R…

  NM: I’ve been enjoying your wonderful poems featured here from your new book The Life Beside This One. I’m intrigued with the implications of the title—the “Beside” as in the companionable life which accompanies this one, or “Beside” as

Featured Selection: Bruce Bond

                Lesser Gods and the Suns They Bear   These poems are, in another incarnation, one poem, a book-length sequence entitled Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods, forthcoming in 2018 from

Featured Selection: Jeffrey S…

              NM: Hey Jeff! You mentioned in a recent phone convo that your most recent book Chance Divine, which won the Field Poetry Award, and was published in February 2017, was a landmark for

Featured Selection: 21 Polish …

Edited and Translated by Benjamin Paloff.   Polaroid: 21 Poems by Justyna Bargielska Miłosz Biedrzycki Magdalena Bielska Julia Fiedorczuk Krzysztof Jaworski Marcin Sendecki Andrzej Sosnowski   translated from the Polish by Benjamin Paloff     Foreword (A Caption) Shortly after

Featured Selection: 21 Contemp…

AKHIL KATYAL ♦ ANAND THAKORE ♦ ANINDITA SENGUPTA ♦ ARUNDHATHI SUBRAMANIAM ♦ VINOD KUMAR SHUKLA TRANSLATED BY ARVIND KRISHNA MEHROTRA ♦ CP SURENDRAN ♦ DEVASHISH MAKHIJA ♦ ELLEN KOMBIYIL ♦ HOSHANG MERCHANT ♦ KEKI DARUWALLA ♦ MENKA SHIVDASANI ♦ MICHAEL CREIGHTON

Featured Selection: Three Con…

  Viacheslav Kupriyanov, Dmitry Kuzmin, and Aleksandr Kabanov, Trans. by Alex Cigale Translator’s Note After hearing with an acceptance from Danny for the following selection of contemporary Russian poetry, I had taken to calling the three Russian poets I have

Featured Selection: Pablo Ner…

Sarah Green, Tomás Q. Morín, and David Young   “Soul Arborist”: Two Translations of Pablo Neruda’s THE HEIGHTS OF MACCHU PICCHU David Young (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2015) Tomás Q. Morín (Copper Canyon, 2014) Interviewed by Sarah Green    

Featured Selection: No Small W…

Translated and with an Introduction by Marc Vincenz           “And if you have an eye for it, you’ll discover the expansive in the minuscule, and vice versa…. That is the vision that I have attempted to

Featured Selection: Romanian P…

Introductions by Tara Skurtu and Margento:   Tara Skurtu: Romanian poetry is more than alive and kicking. I discovered this in the fall of 2013, when I first traveled to Romania and serendipitously landed in the Transylvanian city of Sibiu

Featured Selection: Amit Majmu…

For this month’s Featured Selection of a new work – The Valentine’s Day Sutra — from Amit Majmudar, we are fortunate to have a preface from the author himself, followed by a short biographical note. Enjoy!     The Valentine’s

Featured Selection: Sydney Lea

  By way of introduction to this month’s Featured Selection of new poems by Sydney Lea, we offer an extensive interview with our own Associate Editor for Special Projects, the estimable Nancy Mitchell, followed by the work itself and some more detailed