Station to Station, Poet to Poet! Join the editors at Plume for the launch of a new year of collaboration with The Writer’s Center. Register below to receive the Zoom login information.
For the Plume 10 anthology, Danny Lawless, editor of Plume, enlisted forty-three guest editors, who offered a poem of their own, then selected, introduced and presented a poem from another poet. With this continuing series, we bring you these pairings for a multi-session celebration of poetry.
“…This is a unique show-me-the-goods volume in a share-the-wealth, we-aren’t-Shakers mode so that life-saving poetry goes on in spite of horrific threats to stop it—COVID, climate change, racial injustice, possible nuclear annihilation. Not that recognized poets far longer on the wheel have an understanding much greater than those at work still largely under the radar or writers who have recently taken it up, the real work; only that belief in those new or relatively new to poetry is crucial to its rich and continuing bloodline…” —Marianne Boruch
This session is moderated by Plume editor Amanda Newell. Plume 10 will be available here.
Daisy Fried & Glorious Piner
Gregory Orr & Safiya Sinclair
Daisy Fried’s fourth book of poems, The Year the City Emptied (Flood Editions) was published in 2022. The recipient of Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew fellowships, she is a member of the faculties of the University of the Arts and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. She lives in Philadelphia.
Glorious Piner is a poet, writer, and podcaster from West Philadelphia, finishing up her senior thesis at the University of Maryland’s MFA program. Her work can be read in American Poetry Review, Florida Review, Conduit Magazine, Scoundrel Time, and more!
Gregory Orr’s most recent book is A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry from W. W. Norton. His most recent poetry collection was River Inside the River (Norton, 2013). These poems are from a newly- completed collection.
Safiya Sinclair was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is the author of Cannibal, winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award in Literature, and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. She is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Arizona State University. Her memoir, How to Say Babylon, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in 2023.
Moderators for this series
Leeya Mehta is the Associate Editor at Large, Plume Poetry. She is a prize-winning poet & fiction writer. She is the author of A Story of the World Before the Fence and The Towers of Silence. She writes a column on the reading and writing life: The Company We Keep. She is the interim Director of the Cheuse International Writers Center. Discover her latest work here: leeyamehta.com
Nancy Mitchell, Associate Editor of Plume Poetry, is the author of The Near Surround, Grief Hut and The Out-of-Body Shop and, with Danny Lawless, co-edited Plume Interviews I. A Pushcart Prize recipient, she is the Poet Laureate of Salisbury, Maryland and hosts the Poets on the Plaza Reading Series, currently on Zoom.
Amanda Newell’s first full-length poetry collection, Postmortem Say, is forthcoming from Červená Barva Press in 2023. She is also the author of the chapbook, Fractured Light (Broadkill Press, 2010), and her recent work appears or is forthcoming in Cimarron Review, Gargoyle, Rattle, Scoundrel Time, SWWIM, and elsewhere. The former English chair at The Gunston School (Centreville, MD), she has also taught at the University of Paris (Créteil) and Frostburg State University. She is Associate Editor for Special Features and Social Media at Plume.