Issue #113 January 2021

Gregory Crewsdon, Untitled Brief Encounter

  • Favorite Books from 2020

    Plume has a number of talented editors, and given the extraordinary year the world faced, I thought asking them for…

    Book Review
  • Why I Make Poetry Comics by Bianca Stone

    I think some part of me that was always emotionally stunned beneath a tarp wanted to make poetry slide into art
    Essays and Comment
  • Guinzio, Fuchtman, Hartman, et. al.

    Carolyn Guinzio On “PIER”: PIER is from a long poem sequence called V. The piece enters the interior universe of…

    Editors Note
  • Chanda Feldman and Erika Meitner interviewed by Sally Bliumis-Dunn

    Welcome Chanda Feldman and Erika Meitner to our PLUME feature.
    Featured Selection
  • After Our Parents Get Divorced, Our Mother Buys an Ivy Stencil

    In the small white bedroom
  • Four Square and Enthralled

    Mornings I’m grateful to my nightly self
  • Christmas Nineteen-Sixty-Something and Notes from My Doppelganger

    By that time we were hanging the tree from a hook
  • You Don’t Drink Wine? and I Tremble: Two poems by Rumi

    What? You don’t drink wine? Infidel, begone!
  • Two Exhausted Bodies

    My insides are a flooded field. Though the field outside is larger and I have played there, laid
  • Gertrude Suite, [Mechthild Says God is a Bell] & Lazarus

    Semantic, in the way that interruption is semantic.
  • when you ask me if you are a good father & cook up meets god

    look     we know how this will play out
  • Valediction in Guatemala

    We say goodbye in front
  • Pier

    If the pier is two hundred and fifty words long, it is important
  • Across the Wide Missouri

    It’s toward the end of the season.
  • The NewMath and Nor Easter

    There may still be time to find the cosine of x. Under an à la mode
  • Five Per Page and Title covered in flies

    Yard sticks and shards are kept in a jar shaped as a cowboy boot.