Anthologies

Special Offer – April 25 – May 31

Readers: Happy to announce that this year’s print anthology, Plume Poetry 8, is now available at 50% off. Quite a bargain, we think, and a great read for those who find themselves with time on their hands, and our hope to take National Poetry Month beyond the last day of April  — and it includes a surprise gift, too!

New poems from Addonizio to Zapruder, with a Featured Selection including poems from and an interview with Kevin Prufer. Order heartily and enjoy!  We’re feeling generous. Stock up for holidays, birthday’s, classroom use — we won’t ask.

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How does Danny Lawless manage to deliver an annual anthology (this is the eighth print edition) in which each poem not only rings with the anvil stroke of its own truth, but also—ordered alphabetically by poet’s surname—converses provocatively with all of the others? Consider, for example, the way Kim Addonizio’s ‘Song for Sad Girls’ (‘Right now I feel like a menthol filter. I float face-up in the toilet, / my lipstick dissolving, as crowds of girls swirl by. I creak like a rusted-out / insect’) anticipates the mid-life butterfly musings of the women friends in Sandra Alcosser’s ‘Imago’ (‘Like jelly without shape slowly we / Approach the next stage—Imago—Linneus / Called it when gelatin takes / Off its mask to become the perfect image of its species’). This synergy happens again and again between and among the poems, creating a kind of annual party of the most diverse and compelling poets of our moment. Plume is the AWP I want to attend. A bit of an outlaw himself in the discerning, fugal range of his selections, Lawless offers a trove of new work that shimmers, as John Ashbery would say, with the ‘blue rinse’ of real poetry.”
– Lisa Russ Spaar

Plume 8 Poetry

“The Plume anthologies are a cause for celebration and Plume Poetry 8 is no exception. The poems come in all shapes and sizes—I found myself surprised, moved, and delighted on page after page. Such a variety of voices! So many riches! And a portfolio of poems by Kevin Prufer too. This is an anthology to treasure.” –Patricia Clark

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Plume 7 Poetry

“PLUME POETRY 7 offers a counter-voice to the dominant discourses of our age, a blessed alternative to broadcasts, and information, and ‘intelligence.’ There is virtuoso discernment and commitment and a discriminate sympathy at work in the assembly of these poets that remind us of our multiplicity, our endurance, our soul.” -Bruce Smith

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The Plume 6 Anthology of Poetry

Now in its 6th year, the Plume Anthology of Poetry continues to bring together both renowned and emerging poets from the US and beyond: a wild gathering and a dazzling selection of poets and poems. In the words of David Rivard, “Plume is eclectic in the most purposeful and pleasurable of ways … a must-read.”

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The Plume 5 Anthology of Poetry

This year’s edition of the Plume Anthology, the fifth in as many years, contains a teeming collection of poems by an equally diverse omnibus of poets and translators. The aesthetic spectrum of strong voices in this volume testifies to the expansive vision of its editor, Daniel Lawless, who has for the last five years created an invaluable, poetic “news” service with his online poetry journal, Plume, and yearly hard-copy anthology.

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The Plume 4 Anthology of Poetry

“A remarkably and deliciously eclectic collection, Plume 4 gives a wonderful sense of just how far the definition of poetry can stretch, and how much territory it can cover – and uncover. The editor has a keen sense for living language and, through all this diversity, there runs a vibrant thread, a vivid pulse, a raw edge that is life itself.”–  Cole Swenson

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The Plume Anthology of Poetry, 2014

“Plume is one of the most exciting, eclectic gatherings of writers on the web. Editor Daniel Lawless has a knack for putting together voices that create surprising neighborhoods of words, related in complex ways that only gradually reveal themselves. It’s one of very few webzines that I always read.” ~ Chase Twichell

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The Plume Anthology of Poetry, 2013

We are proud to introduce second annual installment of The Plume Anthology of Poetry, featuring selections from online issues of Plume, but comprised mostly of new work unavailable in our online pages or anywhere else. Again we present a wide range of some of the best working today, a truly international selection this time with work by poets from several continents. This year, we offer a selection of work from Karl Krolow, translated by Stuart Freibert, and a generous preface by Linda Pastan.

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The Plume Anthology of Poetry, 2012

We are happy to introduce — at last — The Plume Anthology of Poetry 2012. It is a a handsome volume, we think, comprising work from our online issues, new work from new poets, and a splendid Featured Poet section devoted to multiple works by a single artist: in this initial volume, that would be the great Dutch poet M. Vasalis, translated and with a beautiful and edifying introduction from one of our own great poets, David Young, together with Fred Lessing. Almost seventy poets are represented in this inaugural volume, often with several poems, representing a broad range of the best work by the best U.S. and international poets working today — the latter with both originals and English translations, from some of the finest translators in the field, including Stuart Friebert, Marliyn Hacker, Mark Wunderluch, and others.

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Plume Interviews 1 eds. Daniel Lawless & Nancy Mitchell

Who wouldn’t want to know more intimately the passions and antipathies of the authors of the poems they were about to read, learn their writers’ creative process, eavesdrop on of their interior monologues regarding inspiration and revision, craft and mystery? … I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Daniel Lawless

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