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 Nancy Mitchell. Plume 10 will be available here.
Martha Rhodes & Rushi Vyas
Kelli Russell Agodon & Katerina Canyon
Martha Rhodes is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Thin Wall. She is a member of the faculty of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and is the publisher of Four Way Books. She lives in New York City.
Rushi Vyas is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection When I Reach for Your Pulse (Four Way Books, 2023) and the collaborative chapbook Between Us, Not Half a Saint (Gasher, 2021) with Rajiv Mohabir. He currently lives in Ōtepoti Dunedin in Aotearoa New Zealand where he is a PhD candidate in literature.
Kelli Russell Agodon’s newest book is Dialogues with Rising Tides (Copper Canyon Press). She is the cofounder of Two Sylvias Press and serves on the poetry faculty at the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. www.agodon.com
Katerina Canyon was born and raised in Los Angeles, and she often writes of her life experiences and her childhood. She now lives in Seattle and works as a poetry workshop teacher and children’s activist.
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.