Plume :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
A Journal of Contemporary Poetry
About Plume: Plume publishes the very best contemporary poetry: national and international voices presented in monthly issues with twelve poets contributing one poem each.
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33704
Phone: (727) 822-7265
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: yes Online submissions: yes Reading period: year-round Response time: 1-4 weeks Payment: no Contests: no Founded: 2011 Issues per year: 12 Print issues: 1 annually
Publisher’s description: Plume: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry publishes the best available poetry, nationally and internationally. We publish only twelve poems each month, one each by twelve poets, online. Plume is now in print annually with the Plume Anthology of Poetry.
Recent contributors include Alicia Ostriker, Amy Gerstler, Stuart Dybek, Carl Dennis, Denise Duhamel, Terese Svoboda, G.C. Waldrep, Thomas Lux, Nin Andrews, Kimberly Johnson, Charles Bernstein, Christopher Kennedy, Jean-Michel Maulpoix, Rae Armantrout, Maureen McLane, Stephen Dunn, Elaine Equi, Linda Pastan, Lawrence Raab, Donald Revell, Keith Waldrop, Peter Cooley, Jay Parini, Peter Meinke, and Mary Sarishvili, Angie Estes, Diane Wakoski, Tess Gallagher, Dennis Nurkse, Susan Elizabeth Howe, Cornelius Eady, J.T. Barbarese, Kimiko Hahn, Maxine Chernoff, David Rivard, James Bertolino, Maura Stanton, R.T. Smith, Georges Perros, Daniel Tobin, Cole Swenson, Clair Malroux/Diane Hacker, Ron Smith, Ralph Angel, Christina Davis, Mark Wunderlich, Carol Muske-Dukes, Daniel Bosch, Kevin Prufer, Lidija Dimskova, Hank Lazar, Kuno Raeber, Laird Hunt, Sylva Fischerova, Mark Irwin, David Huddle, Michael Collier, Mary Szybist, Ron Slate, Lydia Davis, Paul Muldoon, Eduardo Chirinos, Jeffrey Skinner, John Kinsella, Bob Hicok, Timothy Liu, among others. Issues 7-12 feature cover art by Laurie Simmons while issues 13-18 feature cover art by Sarah Charlesworth.
A few remarks from our readers and contributors:
"Plume has a fine spirit and feel to it...The issue you've presented lives up to its ambitious statement of purpose- which is saying not a little." ~ Roseanna Warren
"A thing of beauty" ~ G.C. Waldrep
"Your first issue is a knockout, and the site very handsome." ~ Patrick Donnelly
"The issue is beautiful, and I'm impressed by the way you've managed both aesthetic range and a sense of holistic synthesis. Looking forward to the next one. And there are a couple of books on the reading list that I didn't know before, and I'm delighted to have been pointed toward them." ~ Kimberly Johnson
May’s issue (Issue 23) features new poems from Amy Beeder, Andrea Cohen, Brian Culhane, Elizabeth Arnold, Flávia Rocha, G.C. Waldrep, Ira Sadoff, Maureen McLane, Eric Pankey, Karl Krolow (translated by Stuart Friebert—and great thanks to Suhrkamp Verlag/Berlin for permission to use the Krolow texts), Katia Kapovich, and Sophie Cabot Black; our “Featured Selection” is from Mark Irwin, a translation of an extract from Alain Borer’s Hyle:The fundamental question of poetry. New work received these last few weeks comes from, among others, Ruth Padel, Peter Balakian, Karen An-hwei Lee, Meighan Sharp, Juan Felipe Herrara, Jennifer Michael Hecht, J. Allyn Rosser, David Huddle, and Diane Wakoski.
April’s issue (Issue 22) features new poems from Alexander Ulanov (translated by Alex Cigale), a graphic poem—our first—from Bianca Stone, Carl Dennis, Carol Moldaw, Christina Pugh, Hugo Claus (translated by David Colmer), Rachel Hadas, William Trowbridge, Christopher Howell, David Young, and Marge Piercy. Our “Featured Poet(s)” section this issue is as noted from Lawrence Matsuda and Tess Gallagher. New work received these last few weeks comes from, among others, Thomas Bolt, Rachel Hadas, John Skoyles, Alison Stine, Maureen McLane, Brendan Galvin, Karl Krolow (translated by Stuart Friebert), Sydney Lea, and Ron Slate.
This issue [2012 anthology] has been a delight to curate, as it were: a dozen diverse, extraordinary poets—Karl Krakow, translated by Stuart Friebert; Vijay Seshadri; Robert Pinsky; Molly Lou Freeman; Erika Meitner; Ira Sadoff; Jane Hirschfield; Sydney Lea; Annie Finch; Glyn Maxwell; Lyn Hejinian; and Lia Pupura. Work received this month includes new poems from Cleopatra Mathis, Kelle Groom, James Longenbach, Lloyd Schwartz, Arthur Vogelsang, Charles Bernstein, Christopher Kennedy, Daniel Tobin, David Young, Flavia Rocha, Julie Babcock, David Shumate, Peter Cooley, R.T. Smith, Moikom Zeqo, translated from the Albanian by Anastas Kapurani and Wayne Miller, and Lawrence Raab.
last updated 05/20/2013