Newsletters

  • Newsletter #99 November 2019

    PLUME Robert Frank, Santa Fe, New Mexico, from The Americans November, 2019 Welcome to Plume Issue # 99 — November, and…

  • Newsletter #98 October 2019

    PLUME Joel Sternfeld    from American Prospects September, 2019 Welcome to Plume Issue # 98 — October: and for once in some…

  • Newsletter #97 September 2019

    View this email in your browser PLUME Martin Orr, “Beach Therapy” September, 2019 Welcome to Plume Issue # 97 — September: and…

  • Newsletter #96 August 2019

    PLUME Robert Adams Longmont, Colorado ca 1979 August, 2019 Welcome to Plume Issue # 96 — August: and unlike my usual brief…

  • Newsletter Issue #95 July 2019

    Andy Freeberg, from The Guardians Pertov-Vodkin’s Bathing of a Red Horse,State Teetyakov Gallery July, 2019 Welcome to Plume Issue #95 — July: and while…

  • Newsletter Issue #94 June 2019

    Peter van Agtmael, “Disco Night Sept. 11” June, 2019 Readers Welcome to Plume  Issue #94 — June: and deviating from my…

  • Newsletter Issue #93 May 2019

    Julien Duovier   “Untitled” May, 2019 Readers” Welcome to Plume, Issue # 93 May: and, absconded Kentuckian, I anticipate Derby Day –…

  • Newsletter Issue #92 April 2019

    Chu Việt Hà   Hanoi  2016 April, 2019 Readers: Welcome to the April 2019 Issue #92 of Plume April: and for once no…

  • Newsletter Issue #91 March 2019

    Alec Soth, Untitled 18, Bogotá, 2003 March, 2019 Readers: Welcome to the March 2019 Issue #91 of Plume March: and I think…

  • Newsletter Issue #90 February 2019

    Taylor O. Thomas, Switchback (2018), Acrylic, oil, pastel, and collage on canvas, 48 x 36 inches. February, 2019 Readers: Welcome…

  • Newsletter Issue #89 January, 2019

    Lee Friedlander from the Little Screens, 1963. Readers: Welcome to the January issue (#89) of Plume. January: and one such…

  • Newsletter Issue #88 December, 2018

    Steven Shores: South of Kiamath Falls, U.S. 97, Oregon, July 21, 1973, from Uncommon Places. Readers: Welcome to the December issue…

  • Newsletter Issue #87 November, 2018

    Jacob Aue Sobol, from the series Arrivals and Departures, 2000-2017. Readers: Welcome to the November issue (# 87) of Plume. November:…

  • Newsletter Issue #86 October, 2018

    Langdon Clay, “White Tower car, Buick Electra, Meatpacking District” (1976) (courtesy Steidl, © 2016 Langdon Clay) Readers: Welcome to the October issue…

  • Newsletter Issue #85 September, 2018

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume’s September Hiatus Epistle Readers: While we are on hiatus, I thought, still, you might like hearing from us,…

  • Newsletter Issue #85 August, 2018

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 85 August: and something of an ending in the air – not yet of summer, but of…

  • Newsletter Issue #84 July, 2018

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 84 July: and taking my cue from the poem below: one can imagine a parlor game (or…

  • Newsletter Issue #83 June, 2018

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 83 June: and allow me to predict before you have read the following introduction to this month’s…

  • Newsletter Issue #82 May, 2018

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 82 May: and just returned from Louisville, my hometown, I can report that, for the moment, the…

  • Newsletter Issue #81 April, 2018

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 81 April: and, God, I’d forgotten this Norman Dubie poem! Many thanks for Adam Tavel’s recollection below. I had the…

  • Newsletter Issue #80 March, 2018

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 80 March: and my thoughts turn not to AWP and other assorted tasks, though they should, but…

  • Newsletter Issue #79 February, 2018

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 79 February: and like the author of our introduction to the “secret poem” below, I find myself…

  • Newsletter Issue #78 January, 2018

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 78 January: and a time for taking stock, of course—doesn’t it often seem the mind and the…

  • Newsletter Issue #77 December, 2017

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 77 December: and for many of you the school term almost over. A joy, I am sure,…

  • Newsletter Issue #76 November, 2017

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 76 November: and Fall-ish here in Saint Petersburg, Florida. (I know, I know.) Busy times for you,…

  • Newsletter Issue #75 October, 2017

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 75 October: and here in Florida, that means another month, maybe two, of summer.   And hurricanes? Perhaps.…

  • Newsletter Issue #74 September, 2017

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 74 September: and back to school for many of you: how I dreaded those words as…

  • Newsletter Issue #73 August, 2017

    Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 73 August: and a bit of news to follow, but, first, our “secret poem,” a splendid  appreciation…

  • Newsletter Issue #72 July, 2017

    Al Farrow “Arm Bone of Santa Guerra Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 72 June: and a bit of news to follow, but,…

  • Newsletter Issue #71 June, 2017

    “The Horse in Motion” Eadweard Muybridge 1878 Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 71 June: and some news to follow, but, first, our…

  • Newsletter Issue #70 May, 2017

    William Eggleston 7, from Troubled Waters Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 70 May: and some news to follow, but, first, our “secret…

  • Newsletter Issue #69 April, 2017

    “Bluer than Blue”, Albertus Gorman 2017 Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 69 April: and some news to follow, but, first, our…

  • Newsletter Issue #68 March, 2017

    Portrait de Blaise Cendrars par Modigliani (1917) Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 68 March: and many thanks to follow – AWP news, mostly. But…

  • Newsletter Issue #67 February, 2017

    Jeff Skinner, “Josie” 2016 Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 67 February: and perhaps even more than usual a good amount of Plume activity to…

  • Newsletter Issue #66 January, 2017

    From Un Chien Andalou – Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 66 January: and a fair amount…

  • Newsletter Issue #65 December, 2016

    “Birds Alight” Radu Nita Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 65 December: and a final notice: this newsletter now contains actual news, with…

  • Newsletter Issue #64 November, 2016

    “Drawing/Leap into the Void”  Yves Klein/János Kender Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 64 November: and a final notice: this newsletter now…

  • Newsletter Issue #63 October, 2016

    Drawing, by Max Bishop Waters   Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 63 October: and again an admonition: this newsletter now…

  • Newsletter Issue #62 September, 2016

    Don Monroe “The Gossamer Albatross under construction” Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 62 September: and perhaps you are growing accustomed to…

  • Newsletter Issue #61 August, 2016

    Claes Oldenburg Extinguished Match, 1990 August, 2016 Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 61 August: and in a moment, again, actual news.…

  • Newsletter Issue #60 July, 2016

    Muhammad Ali with his mother Odessa Grady Clay at her home in Louisville in 1963.  Credit: Photograph by Lin Caufield.…

  • Newsletter Issue #59 June, 2016

    George Etheridge Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 59 June: and you’ll note: no editorial commentary in this one — I’ve reserved…

  • Newsletter Issue #58 May, 2016

    “Silo” by Randi Ward Readers:  Welcome to Plume, Issue 58 May— and the cruelty this time not of the month even…

  • Newsletter Issue #57 April, 2016

    “Dancing in Eleggua” by Reynier Llanes Readers: Welcome to Plume, Issue 57 Readers —April — and the cruelty this time not…

  • Newsletter Issue #56 March, 2016

    “The Weiqi Players” Alex Hooks Readers: Welcome to Plume, Issue 56 Readers: Welcome to Plume Issue # 56— March: Madness, yes…

  • Newsletter Issue #55 February, 2016

    Nancy Mitchell “Script” Readers: Welcome to Plume, Issue 55 February: month in which for one, at least, Florida reveals its single…

  • Newsletter Issue #54 January, 2016

    Steven Gus Page. “I’ll tell you this.” 2010 Readers: Welcome to Plume, Issue 54 January: “Another year over…” But not really.…

  • Newsletter Issue #53 December, 2015

    Nicolas V. Sanchez “Bloodline” Readers: Welcome to Plume, Issue 53 December: Another Thanksgiving passed and the strings of lights balled in…

  • Newsletter Issue #51 September, 2015

    Chris Maynard, “9/11, Times Square” Readers: Welcome to Plume, Issue 51 September: and our 51th issue! And our little party catches its…

  • Newsletter Issue #50 August, 2015

    Albertus Gorman, from his website Artist at Exit 0 Readers: Welcome to Plume, Issue # 50. August: And our 50th issue! That…

  • Newsletter Issue #49 July, 2015

    ALCIDES PEREIRA DOS SANTOS Varig, 1999 Acrylic on canvas, 34.25 x 75.98 inches (87 x 193 cm), Andrew Edlin Gallery…

  • Newsletter Issue #48 June, 2015

    Brian Forrest “Women Wearing Hats” oil on canvas Readers: Welcome to Plume, Issue # 48. June: and once again the unlovely…

  • Newsletter Issue #47 May, 2015

    Readers: Welcome to Plume, Issue # 47. May: and to begin, you’ll be happy to find below, as we begin this…

  • Newsletter Issue #46 April, 2015

    Readers: Welcome to Plume, Issue # 46. April: and to begin, you’ll be happy to find below, as we begin this…

  • Newsletter Issue #45 March, 2015 (Updated)

    Readers: Welcome to Plume, Issue # 45. March: and you’ll be happy to find below, as we begin this brief newsletter,…

  • Newsletter Issue #45 March, 2015

    Readers: Welcome to Plume, Issue # 45. March: and you’ll be happy to find below, as we begin this brief…

  • Newsletter Issue #44 February, 2015

    Readers: Welcome to  Issue # 44 of Plume: First: a last wave to Philip Levine — the news received too late to…

  • Newsletter Issue #43 January, 2015

    Readers: Welcome to  Issue # 43 of Plume: You are — many of you, at least — back in harness, as one…

  • Newsletter Issue #42 December, 2014

    Readers: December: Issue # 42: Happy Holidays! First, this just in: Plume at AWP:  Friday, April 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in…

  • CORRECTED: Newsletter Issue #41 November, 2014

    Readers: November: Issue # 41: and now these little pre-Thanksgiving thoughts: so many people and their kindnesses large and small for…

  • Newsletter Issue #41 November, 2014

    Readers: November Issue # 41: and now these little pre-Thanksgiving thoughts: so many people and their kindnesses large and small…

  • Newsletter Issue #40 October, 2014

    Readers: October: Issue # 40 of Plume Poetry: and aren’t you relieved to discover no personal anecdote with which to contend in…

  • Newsletter Issue #39 September, 2014

    Readers: Welcome to Issue #39 of Plume Poetry. September: and if you have endured yet another of my little misadventures in…

  • Newsletter Issue #38 August, 2014

    Welcome to Issue # 38 of Plume. August: and echoed here the autobiographical notes of this month’s Editor’s Note, wherein I re-trace…

  • Newsletter Issue #37 July, 2014

    Welcome to Issue # 37 of Plume. In which we continue the theme of the Editor’s Note — or merely take…

  • Newsletter Issue #36 June, 2014

    Welcome to Issue # 36 of Plume. Last month, we had the occasion to mourn the passing of two remarkable poets: Nina…

  • Newsletter Issue #35 May, 2014

    Readers — Welcome to Issue #35 of Plume. Russel Edson So: another passing: death, I mean. Russell Edson’s, on 29 April.  And thus…

  • Newsletter Issue #34 April, 2014

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 34 of Plume. And, I’m afraid — or perhaps to your delight — we move…

  • Newsletter Issue #33 March, 2014

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 33 of Plume. With much to note regarding gratitude, new appointments, and such, I thought we’d offer…

  • Newsletter Issue #32 February, 2014

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 32 of Plume. And as an amuse-bouche, we begin the Newsletter — though the meal will not be…

  • Newsletter Issue #31 January, 2014

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 31 of Plume. January: And one thinks of the recent cold snap — and Antisthenes, who according…

  • Newsletter Issue #30 December, 2013

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 30 of Plume. Let me begin with a break from precedent:  presentation of  material that appears…

  • Newsletter Issue #29 November, 2013

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 29 of Plume. Yes, November — as noted: its quality almost-ness but not quite, a shadow-month…

  • Newsletter Issue #28 October, 2013

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 28 of Plume. Yes, October, and here a tablespoon of fall. Of what to speak? AWP,…

  • Newsletter Issue #27 September, 2013

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 27 of Plume. As in the Editor’s Note, I pause here, as I have paused many…

  • Newsletter Issue #26 August, 2013

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 26 of Plume. As one shies from turning on the oven these hot days (so I’m told),…

  • Newsletter Issue #25 July, 2013

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 25 of Plume. After the relative hoopla surrounding last month’s “special” issue, we beat a…

  • Newsletter Issue #24 June, 2013

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 24 of Plume. As you will soon see, this issue marks an anniversary: we are…

  • Newsletter Issue #23 May, 2013

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 23 of Plume. So: the “new” look of Plume seems to have met with your approval, and we…

  • Newsletter Issue #22 April, 2013

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 22 of Plume. As promised, our make-over, if that’s the word: connoting superficial changes,…

  • Newsletter Issue #21 March, 2013

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 21 of Plume. And welcome home – if you made it there and back: the weather…

  • Newsletter Issue #20 February, 2013

    Readers — Welcome to Issue # 20 of Plume. A short month, fortunately, and a short letter to match it – one…