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 Leeya Mehta. Plume 10 will be available here.
Ani Gjika & Olivia Banks
Beckian Fritz Goldberg & Miguel Murphy
Ani Gjika is an Albanian-born poet, literary translator, and author of Bread on Running Waters (2013). She’s a recipient of several awards and fellowships including the NEA, English PEN, the Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship and, most recently, Restless Books’ 2021 Prize for New Immigrant Writing for her forthcoming memoir.
Olivia Banks is a recent graduate of Framingham State University, where she is now pursuing her Post-Baccalaureate Teacher’s Licensure and Master’s in Education. She enjoys writing and reading free verse poetry, and has been published in her college literary journal The Onyx, which she was the editor of for two years.
Beckian Fritz Goldberg is the author of Egypt From Space and six previous volumes of poetry. She lives in Oxnard, California.
Miguel Murphy, the author of Shoreditch and two previous collections of poetry. He lives in Southern California where he teaches at Santa Monica College.
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.