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Magazine Stand :: Plume – #144

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The newest issue of Plume online features poems by Bruce Bond and Dan Beachy-Quick, Sandy Solomon, Troy Jollimore, Steven Cramer, Lee Upton, John Hoppenthaler, Dmitry Blizniuk, Carol Frost, Bruce Beasley, Beatriu Delaveda, Ani Gjika, and Andrea Cohen. The issue includes the feature “The Poets and Translators Speak, Remedios: Tommy Archuleta in Conversation with Amy Beeder (and five poems),” as well as the essay “Conjuring the Last Gleeman” by Steve Kuusisto. Readers can also enjoy “Translations Portfolio, From Records of Explosion,” poems by Nianxi Chen, translated from Chinese by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor and Kuo Zhang, with an interview by Mihaela Moscaliuc.

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Magazine Stand :: Plume – #141

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Editor-in-Chief Daniel Lawless writes, “Perhaps it’s best, as Plume nears its 12th year, to describe the current issue (#141) with reference to our initial mission statement: [We hope to present] a magazine dedicated to publishing the very best of contemporary poetry. To that end, we will be highly selective, offering twelve poems per monthly issue. A provisional indication of our tastes might include a sense of the uncanny, and of the fineness of language, the huge absences to which it points and partakes of, and the urgency and permanence of its state of departure — the coattails forever –just now—disappearing around the corner. But also a certain reserve, or humility, even when addressing the most humorous or trying circumstances.”

Only, now, those twelve poems are accompanied by essays, reviews, and longer featured selections. In the May issue, Plume includes, for example, a portfolio of poems from Mariella Nigro’s Memory Rewritten and an interview by Mihaela Moscaliuc with translators Jesse Lee Kercheval and Jeannine Marie Pitas; and Chard DeNiord’s essay “The Poetic “Engine” in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction.” These, together with new work by Julie Bruck, Nicole Cooley, Volodymyr Tymchuk Denise Duhamel, Angela Ball, and Amit Majmudar, among others, make for a typical issue. Plume‘s cover art this month is Jacob Lawrence’s “The Photographer.” Readers are invited to enjoy the full content open-access online.

New Book :: Plume Poetry 10

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Plume Poetry 10
Edited by Daniel Lawless
Canisy Press, 2022

For those who love poetry, teach poetry, and who write poetry, add this Plume Poetry 10 anthology to your list. In keeping with the approach used in their previous anthology, Plume invited “’well-known/established’ poets (for lack of better descriptor) to contribute a poem; then each of these poets introduces a poem from a ‘less well-known/established’ poet, whom they have selected and believe merit a brighter spotlight.” The result, says Lawless, “makes for a more diverse reading experience.” Plume Poetry 10 includes new poems from “established” poets ranging from Juan Felipe Herrera to Jane Hirshfield, Kwame Dawes to Rae Armantrout — and so many more, with a Featured Selection including new translations, essays on and photographs of Rimbaud, by Mark Irwin. Visit the Plume website Anthologies page for ordering information for this newest anthology as well as past anthologies.

Magazine Stand :: Plume – #135

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The November 2022 issue of Plume is online and waiting for readers to discover new poems by Sandra Moussempès, Olivia Elias, Stewart Moss, Virginia Konchan, Yuliia Vereta, Ron Smith, Michael Torres, Marc Vincenz, John Wall Barger, Henry Israeli, Daisy Fried, Christopher Bakken, and Bruce Bond. “The Poets and Translators Speak” is a section in which contributors share commentary on their work. Readers can also enjoy a feature section “In conversation with the world: Three poems & an interview with Vivek Narayanan, by Leeya Mehta,” and the essay “ROOM AT THE TABLE” by Charles Coe introduced by Chard DeNiord, who writes of Coe, “Both his prose and poetry address incidents of racist turpitude with a largeness of spirit and eloquence that betrays the verbal efficacy of truth-telling, immense particulars, and courageous witness, as evidenced in his essay for Plume this month.”

Magazine Stand :: Plume – August 2022

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I enjoy Plume‘s clean and easy-to-navigate online format, with a manageable selection of works that can be fully enjoyed by the time the next monthly issue arrives. There are even a few selections that include audio for a different experience. The August issue (#132) includes poems by Tania Langlais, R.T. Smith, Rebecca Lehmann, Scott Withiam, Sophie Cabot, Tom Sleigh, Martha Collins, Marianne Boruch, James Pollock, Ellen June Wright, Bruce Beasley, Alice Friman; a section called The Poets and Translators Speak in which each contributor offers notes on their work; a Book Review of Headless John the Baptist Hitchhiking by C.T. Salazar; the Featured Selection, “On Muse Found in a Colonized Body, lovemaking, and activism”: Interview with Yesenia Montilla by Mihaela Moscaliuc; and Essays and Comment: “So I Would Move Among These Things: Maya Deren and The Witch’s Cradle” by Fox Henry Frazier.

Magazine Stand :: Plume – #128

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Plume is an easily accessible and beautifully formatted online poetry magazine comes out monthly, and you’ll want to keep up with each issue of Plume. The April 2022 installment features poems by Cecilia Woloch, Tomaž Šalamun in translation by Brian Henry, Rigoberto Paredes (includes audio) translated from Spanish by Frances Simán, Olya Kenney, Nin Andrews, Maurice Manning, Louis-Philippe Dalembert (includes audio) translated from French by Nancy Naomi Carlson, Linda Bierds, Katherine Soniat, Jane Hirshfield, Garrett Hongo, and Adam Tavel, as well as an interview with Gregory Orr by Nancy Mitchell.

Magazine Stand :: Plume – #127

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There’s still time to catch the Plume: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry March 2022 online issue featuring works by Jules Jacob and Sonja Johnson, Ron Smith, Martha Rhodes, Carol Moldow, Shao Wei, Elena Shvarts, Adélia Prado (with audio), David Wojahn, Radu Vancu, Sandy Solomon, Betsy Sholl, Alan Shapiro, and Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva. The issue also includes an interview with Dana Levin about her new book, Do You Know Where You Are, along with an audio recording of her discussing and reading the title poem and another, “For the Poets.” So sweet to hear her voice and laughter.

Plume – Feb 2022

This month’s featured selection: “On Long Poems, Lyric Sequences, and ‘Cop’”; An interview with Connie Voisine by Amanda Newell. Mark Wagenaar reviews Carmine Starnino’s Dirty Words. In nonfiction: “Reading the Qur’an with Rumi” by Amer Latif. This month’s poetry contributors include Ira Sadoff, John Hodgen, Katja Gorečan, Pablo Piñero Stillmann, Bhisham Bherwani, Kelli Russell Agodon, Brendan Constantine, and more. Find this issue at the Plume website.

Plume – No. 124

This month’s featured selection: “Jewish American Women Poets” by Sally Bliumis-Dunn featuring Jennifer Barber, Jessica Greenbaum, Judy Katz and Nomi Stone. In nonfiction: “All These Red and Yellow Things: Short Papers on Art by Lesle Lewis.” Jeri Theriault reviews Devon Walker-Figueroa’s Philomath. See a selection of this month’s poets at the Plume website.

Plume – November 2021

This month’s featured selection: “On Peach State and crafting ‘the raw materials of circumstance’”: an interview with poet Adrienne Su by Mihaela Moscaliuc. In nonfiction: “Truscon, A Division of Republic Steel, 1969-70: A Prose-Poem Sequence Disguised as a Lyrical Essay, Itself Aspiring to Be a Fictional Memoir” by Peter Johnson. Jane Zwart reviews Kasey Jueds’s The Thicket. Poetry contributors are at the Plume website.

Plume – May 2021

This month’s Plume featured selection is “Five Contemporary Love Songs edited by Leeya Mehta,” with work by five contemporary Indian poets: Tishani Doshi, Rajiv Mohabir, Jerry Pinto, Arundhathi Subramaniam, and Jeet Thayil. Chelsea Wagenaar reviews Music for the Dead and Resurrected by Valzhyna Mort. In nonfiction: “The Mind’s Meander: Indirection, Ambiguity, and Association in Poetry” by Rachel Hadas.

Plume – April 2021

For this month’s Plume featured selection, Nancy Mitchell interviewed five Poet Laureates: Tina Chang, Elizabeth Jacobson, Paisley Rekdal, Levi Romero and Laura Tohe. In nonfiction: “Correspondence In The Air” by Ilya Kaminsky and “Twilight of the Theorists” by Doug Anderson. Andrea Read reviews Steven Cramer’s Listen.

Plume – January 2021

Stop by this month’s Plume Featured Selection for an interview with Chanda Feldman and Erika Meitner conducted by Sally Bliumis-Dunn. Bianca Stone writes about why she makes poetry comics. Instead of the usual book review section, this month you can see what Plume’s editors have enjoyed reading this year.

Plume – December 2020

This month’s Plume featured selection is titled “Dear Stuart,” and is a celebration of the work and life of Stuart Friebert. Contributors to this section include Wayne Miller, Marilyn Johnson, Martha Moody, and more. Our nonfiction section features Bill Tremblay’s thoughts in “THE LAND OF ULRO: Czeslaw Milosz on William Blake.” Chelsea Wagenaar reviews Allison Adair’s The Clearing.

Plume – Sept 2020

This month’s Plume featured selection: “The Chronicler of a Blue Planet: An audio interview with Ranjit Hoskote by Leeya Mehta” with work by the poet. Christopher Buckley pens the essay, “Out of Fresno—Poetry & ‘Career,’” and Susan Blackwell Ramsey reviews Hailey Leithauser’s Saint Worm.

Plume – July 2020

This month’s Plume Featured Selection: “Caliche Sand and Clay: Five Albuquerque Poets” with work by and interviews with Jenn Givhan, Felecia Caton Garcia, Michelle Otero, Rebecca Aronson, and Hilda Raz. In Essays & Comment: “It’s Called the Renaissance, You Know, or The Soul Sibling Report” by David Kirby. Fred Marchant reviews Ledger by Jane Hirschfield.

Plume – #106

This month’s Plume featured selection: Reginald Dwayne Betts: On Art, Poetry, the Particular Fucked Up Parts of Incarceration, and the Multitudes of I. Work by the poet is introduced with an interview by Amanda Newell. In the Essays & Comment section, find “Rescuing Ourselves” by Celia Bland. Chelsea Wagenaar reviews Sara Wainscott’s Insecurity System.

Plume – May 2020

This month’s Plume Featured Selection includes work by and an interview with Fleda Brown. In nonfiction, David Kirby writes “Getting Stabbed Kidna Takes the Fight Out of Ya.” Chelsea Wagenaar interviews The Museum of Small Bones by Miho Nonaka. This month’s poetry selections include Steven Cramer, Terese Svoboda, Mark Irwin, Floyd Skloot, Denise Duhamel, Angie Estes, and more.

Plume – March 2020

Plume - March 2020

Plume releases new poetry every month. In this month’s featured selection, find the second installment of the “5 under 35 Plus” feature with twelve poems by six exceptional poets: JK Anowe, Charlotte Covey, Benjamin Garcia, Sneha Subramanian Kanta, Lindsay Lusby, and Sarah Uheida. Alfred Corn provides five flash for the nonfiction section, and Chelsea Wagenaar reviews Paisley Rekdal’s Nightingale. Plus, more in this month’s regular poetry selections.

Plume – February 2020

Plume - February 2020

Plume‘s February 2020 issue features selection is “Engraved Phrases on Open Seas: Poems and Notes on Translations of Khal Torabully” by Nancy Naomi Carlson. Charles Simic pens an “Essay on the Prose Poem,” and Mark Wagenaar reviews Mark Irwin’s Shimmer. Poets in this issue include Sawnie Morris, William Logan, Mary Jo Salter, Mark Irwin, Kim Addonizio, Andrea Cohen, Adam Scheffler, and more.