Moral Issues in Poetry: David Baker, Ellen Bass, Joshua Bennett, Jenny George, John Murillo, Catherine Pierce collected by Sally Bliumis-Dunn
Moral Issues in Poetry: David Baker, Ellen Bass, Joshua Bennett, Jenny George, John Murillo, Catherine Pierce I am often impressed by – though rarely completely sure of its nature and scope— poems that offer a window into the speaker’s sense of morality. In hopes of some measure of enlightenment, I invited six poets to offer one such poem of
In conversation with the world: Three poems & an interview with Vivek Narayanan, by Leeya Mehta
In conversation with the world Three poems & an interview with Vivek Narayanan, by Leeya Mehta “My theory is that political poems help us capture and hold these contradictions in a productive tension. I believe the wildness of poetry is its greatest political asset.” – Vivek Narayanan Vivek Naryayanan’s After is a collection of poems inspired
Joan Houlihan, interview and poems from “It Isn’t a Ghost if it Lives in Your Chest” with Ann van Buren
This interview with Ann van Buren was conducted via Zoom and through e-mail, several months after the publication of It Isn’t a Ghost if it Lives in Your Chest (Four Way Books), winner of the Julia Ward Howe Award. Ann van Buren: Joan, thank you for taking the time to talk about your work. I’ve been immersed in your
Contemporary Romanian Poets compiled by Radu Vancu
Danny Lawless’s generous invitation for a Romanian presence in Plume placed in an awful embarras de choix: there is so much wonderful poetry written today in Romanian, that I am obviously unfair to many other superlative Romanian poets with this narrow selection. But then the reader is kindly asked to take this selection not as canon – but as a sample.
A Travel Guide for the Exiled; An Interview with Zein El-Amine, by Leeya MehtaIn April, we were lucky to spend time at the Annapolis Book Festival with Zein El-Amine. El-Amine grew up in Lebanon and now teaches and writes in Washington D.C., bringing his heart and words to our local literary community.
Resurrecting the Body of Beloved, which is the World in the Body of the Book; Transformation, Transcendence and Redemption and Interview with Gregory Orr by Nancy Mitchell
Resurrecting the Body of Beloved, which is the World in the Body of the Book; Transformation, Transcendence and Redemption NM: The eight poems you have been so kind to share with us will be part of Selected Books of the Beloved forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. Can you talk to us about how the Books of the Beloved came into being?
D-Lev, Messenger by Nancy Mitchell
We’re thrilled to talk with Dana Levin on the eve of the April 2022 debut of her amazing Now Do You Know Where You Are. Because Copper Canyon was kind enough to send me a hard copy galley to prepare for this feature, I had a sneak preview, and dear Readers, let me tell you, it’s a wonder, as you’ll