Plume Issue #124 December 2021

Les Chiens de Maria, Sarah Moon, 2007

  • Letter to My Almost Former House

    It’s true, I’m getting ready to leave you.
  • Kanchan, Burns, Scopino, et. al.

    Virginia Konchan on “Liquidation”: “Liquidation” was written at the height of the pandemic, after reading a list of products made obsolete…

    Editors Note
  • All These Red and Yellow Things: Short Papers on Art by Lesle Lewis

    In her ekphrastic essay, “All These Red and Yellow Things, Short Papers on Art,” Lesle Lewis writes with a refreshingly observant…

    Essays and Comment
  • Devon Walker-Figueroa’s Philomath reviewed by Jeri Theriault

    Philomath by Devon Walker-Figueroa Milkweed Editions paperback 104 pages ISBN: 978-1-57131-522-9       The poems in Philomath, Devon Walker-Figueroa’s…

    Book Review
  • Liquidation

    Final closeout, clearance sale, you said:
  • From Rainer Maria Rilke’s Die Sonette an Orpheus / The Sonnets to Orpheus translated from German by John Rosenwald

    O fountain-mouth, you gift-giver, you mouth
  • Two poems translated from Spanish by Adriana Scopino

    What a fire is kindled in the windows
  • Alone at 77 & I Arrive at the Scene

    Unhungry, he cracks a single egg.
  • The Sun Pours Forth & An American in Paris

    We are in a garden among friends
  • At the Frick Collection in New York City

    Such a small work by Giambattista Tiepolo, Perseus and Andromeda
  • What a Man Wants is the Power to Name the Terms of His Rescue

    If I had that power,
  • HOUSEKEEPING:  Frida’s Future Kiss

    After the palm reader told her no man would ever claim her,
  • Notes on an Illness in Spain & the grist of gratitude is like ingratitude

    The sinuous ripple of a well-broken in fan, a soft hand
  • Cockatiel & View From Another Planet

    Wild for it to end
  • A Brief Portfolio

    Like conifers in the Bois de Boulogne where he would walk
  • Pain & Ophelia and the Nine-and-Fifty Swans

    Where to stand
  • Jewish American Women Poets by Sally Bliumis-Dunn

    For this PLUME feature, I chose four Jewish American women poets, Jennifer Barber, Jessica Greenbaum, Judy Katz and Nomi Stone.
    Featured Selection