Daniel Lawless


Daniel Lawless founded Plume in 2012 and continues as its editor. His poetry has appeared in a number of journals and magazines, and he lectures at Creative Writing programs both in the US and abroad. He teaches at Saint Petersburg College.

Alex Cigale

Contributing Editor Translations

Alex Cigale‘s translations from Russian and his own English-language poems have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals. Alex was an Assistant Professor at the American University of Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan).

Nancy Mitchell

Associate Editor Special Features

Nancy Mitchell, a 2012 Pushcart Prize recipient, is the author of two volumes of poetry: The Near Surround and Grief Hut. Her poems have appeared in Agni, Poetry Daily, Salt Hill Journal, and Green Mountains Review.

Hélène Cardona

Co-International Editor

Hélène Cardona is an award-winning poet, literary translator & actor, author of three bilingual poetry collections & three translations. She holds a Master’s from the Sorbonne and taught at Hamilton College & LMU. She has lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Monaco, Wales, & the United States.

Amy Beeder


Amy Beeder’s third book, And So Wax Was Made & Also Honey, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. A recipient of an NEA Fellowship, a “Discovery”/The Nation Award and a James Merrill Fellowship, she has worked as a creative writing instructor, freelance writer, political asylum specialist, high-school teacher in West Africa, and a human rights observer in Haiti and Suriname. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, AGNI, The Southern Review and other journals. She lives in Albuquerque.

Joshua Corey

Reviews Editor

Joshua Corey is a poet, critic, and novelist. He is the author of several poetry collections including The Barons, as well as a novel, Beautiful Soul: An American Elegy. His most recent book of essays, Transcendental Circuit, is forthcoming from MadHat Press in March 2018.

Chard deNiord

Associate Editor Criticism and Essays

Chard deNiord is the poet laureate of Vermont and author of six books of poetry, most recently Interstate, (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) and The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011).  deNiord is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Providence College, where he has taught since 1998, and a trustee of the Ruth Stone Trust. He lives in Westminster West, Vermont with his wife Liz.

Leeya Mehta

Associate Editor-at-Large

Leeya Mehta is a writer and entrepreneur, who grew up in Bombay. She is the author of The Towers of Silence and winner of the 2016 Readers’ Choice Award from DistrictLit. She lives in Washington D.C., where she is working on her novel, Extinction.

John Ebert

Editor of Video Productions

John Ebert is an award winning director/ producer of film shorts and features. He works in television production, and lives in Salisbury Maryland with his wife Nancy Mitchell. He can be reached at

Amanda Newell

Associate Editor for Social Media

Amanda Newell is the author of the poetry chapbook, Fractured Light. Her poems have appeared in Gargoyle, Bellevue Literary Review, North American Review, RHINO Poetry, Scoundrel Time, and elsewhere. She teaches high school English and has lectured at the University of Paris, Créteil, France.