Featured Selection

  • Nathan McClain on “Previously Owned”: An interview with Sally Bliumis-Dunn

    It is a real treat and honor, not only to have been published in Plume Anthology 10, but also to be in this sustained conversation with you, which has been very lovely.
    Issue #142 June 2023
  • Poems from Mariella Nigro’s Memory Rewritten and interview by Mihaela Moscaliuc with translators Jesse Lee Kercheval and Jeannine Marie Pitas

    Jesse Lee Kercheval and Jeannine Marie Pitas in conversation with Mihaela Moscaliuc   Mihaela Moscaliuc: I am excited we are able to feature six poems from Mariella Nigro’s Memory Rewritten, forthcoming this spring from White Pine Press. Starting with the first poem, loss announces its insistent presence and calls attention to the ways in which language can or can not contain

    Issue #141 May 2023
  • The Voice of the Dragon: A Conversation with Katy Didden by Frances Richey

    Katy Didden’s new collection, Ore Choir, is a book to savor on many levels.
    Issue #140 April 2023
  • A Window Into That In-Between Place That Has No Name: A Conversation with Elaine Sexton by Frances Richey

    There is much to admire in Elaine Sexton’s new collection
    Issue #139 March 2023
  • The Occult Power of bon mots, mots justes; Quantum Hopping with Angie Estes from Nancy Mitchell

    It’s this contemplation and attention which animates the occult power of language to conjure and fuse the past, and present and future...
    Issue #138 February 2023
  • Clarifying the Disorder of Catastrophe: In Conversation with Poet/Playwright Dan O’Brien by Amanda Newell

    My interview with poet and playwright Dan O'Brien took place over several months.
    Issue #137 January 2023
  • 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

    Issue #136 December 2022
  • 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

    Issue #135 November 2022
  • When The Poet is a Master of Multiple Arts: Michelle Whittaker and Aaron Caycedo-Kimura; Interviews with Frances Richey

    William Blake, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Dylan, Bishop, Joni Mitchell, PJ Harvey, Leonard Cohen, John Lennon, Tom Waits, the list of multi-talented artists is endless.
    Issue #134 October 2022
  • 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

    Issue #133 September 2022
  • On Muse Found in a Colonized Body, lovemaking, and activism:  Interview with Yesenia Montilla by Mihaela Moscaliuc

    Yesenia Montilla is an Afro-Latina poet & a daughter of immigrants.
    Issue #132 August 2022
  • 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.

    Issue #131 July 2022