We are excited to broaden the mission of Plume to include reviews, criticism, and book notes by members of our staff. While we will not consider unsolicited submissions in these areas, we invite presses and authors to submit complimentary copies of poetry collections, chapbooks, verse translations, and studies on poetics—published within the past twelve months—for possible review. Diversity and inclusiveness are among our core values, so we are particularly interested in receiving titles from small presses, first-time authors, and poets from underrepresented backgrounds. Books will not be returned and receipt of materials in no way indicates an intent or obligation to review. Works that fail to pique our interest will be donated to local schools and charities.We discourage advance queries and e-books, but should you have a concern, please direct it to Joshua Corey, Reviews Editor, at Where possible, review copies should be directed to individual reviewers, but they can also be directed to Joshua Corey, Plume Reviews Editor, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045.

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