Featured Selection

  • Veronica Golos interviewed by Amy Beeder

    Veronica Golos is author of four books of poetry, most recently Girl (3: A Taos Press, 2019) which Ilya Kaminsky has called “Cinematic, symphonic, endlessly inventive.” I recently had the pleasure of speaking to Veronica about jazz, synesthesia, political activism, teaching, and, of course, her poems featured in this month’s Plume.   Amy Beeder: I’m struck by how often the

    Issue #120 August 2021
  • Memories, Friends in Dreams, and Reflections on the Poet’s Life and some Advice to Young Poets: Seven Minutes with John Skoyles and Nancy Mitchell

    Memories, Friends in Dreams, and Reflections on the Poet’s Life and some Advice to Young Poets
    Issue #119 July 2021
  • Jen Sperry Steinorth: On Creating and Claiming Space with Her Read by Amanda Newell

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Jen Sperry Steinorth about her new book,
    Issue #118 June 2021
  • Five Contemporary Love Songs edited by Leeya Mehta

    TISHANI DOSHI ♦ RAJIV MOHABIR JERRY PINTO ♦ ARUNDHATI SUBRAMANIAM ♦ JEET THAYIL   I had an idea earlier this year that I’d ask five contemporary Indian poets to share a poem each on Summer Love. It didn’t have to be romantic love, necessarily. I was looking for respite. I was searching for a little hope. Maybe I was in

    Issue #117 May 2021
  • Ambassadors of Poetry Prevail in the United States of Pandemica by Nancy Mitchell

    In honor of National Poetry Month I interviewed five Poet Laureates
    Issue #116 April 2021
  • An Interview with Ann Arbor by Leeya Mehta

    Summer is Coming
    Issue #115 March 2021
  • An interview with Teri Ellen Cross Davis by Leeya Mehta

    An interview with Teri Ellen Cross Davis by Leeya Mehta     Today is January 20th, a historic day that played out on the steps of the Capitol in Washington D.C., with the inauguration of America’s first female Vice President Kamala Devi Harris, a woman who identifies as both black and Indian. At two in the afternoon, after the swearing

    Issue #114 February 2021
  • Chanda Feldman and Erika Meitner interviewed by Sally Bliumis-Dunn

    Welcome Chanda Feldman and Erika Meitner to our PLUME feature.
    Issue #113 January 2021
  • Dear Stuart

    Bruce Weigl What it Means to Lose a Teacher Under Quarantine “Write it down, just like you told me.” SF   All of us are gathered here to celebrate the work and the life of our teacher, friend, and master of the arts of poetry and translation, Stuart Friebert.  It is not ironic that what we have to offer him,

    Issue #112 December 2020
  • On Queer Poetics, Writing Courageously, and Becoming Otherwise: An Interview with Nomi Stone by Amanda Newell

    I'm interested in the ways in which your poetry contemplates the relationship between the self and the community and the ways in which community shapes identity.
    Issue #111 November 2020
  • francine j harris Interviewed by Amy Beeder

    francine j harris’ third book Here is the Sweet Hand, with which she “fully emerges as one of the best and most relevant contemporary poets,” (Craig Morgan Teicher, NPR) is recently out from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. In our following conversation, which took place over six months (April to September 2020), harris lends us her thoughts on Covid, protests, the

    Issue #110 October 2020
  • Ranjit Hoskote interviewed by Leeya Mehta

    Chronicler of a Blue Planet: An audio interview with Ranjit Hoskote by Leeya Mehta Ranjit Hoskote has lived, for most of his life, in Bombay, on the shores of the Arabian Sea. He has been fascinated, ever since he was a child, by the presence of water, with its transcultural histories and legends retold in several languages. In his mind,

    Issue #109 September 2020