Station to Station, Poet to Poet! For the Plume 9 anthology, Danny Lawless, editor of Plume, enlisted forty-nine guest editors, who offered a poem of their own, then selected, introduced and presented a poem from another poet. With this series, we bring you these pairings for a 4-session Spring celebration of poetry. Join our editors at Plume for the first in this series starting February 27, 2021 (followed by March 13, April 10 & May 16). The series is moderated by Plume editors Nancy Mitchell & Leeya Mehta.
Session 1: Moderated by Leeya Mehta
- Kevin Prufer & Christopher Brean Murray
- Teri Ellen Cross Davis & Saida Agostini
- Paisley Rekdal (Read by Leeya Mehta) & Ama Codjoe
Kevin Prufer’s newest book, How He Loved Them (Four Way Books) received the Julie Suk Award and was on the long list for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize. His next book, to be published next year by Four Way Books, will be called The Art of Fiction: Poems.
Christopher Brean Murray’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, Epoch, jubilat, New Ohio Review, and Quarterly West. He lives in Houston.
Teri Ellen Cross Davis is the author of Haint, (winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry, Gival Press, 2016) and a more perfect Union, (winner of the 2019 Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize, Mad Creek Books, Feb. 2021). She was awarded the Poetry Society of America’s 2020 Robert H. Winner Memorial Award and is the recipient of grants from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, The Freya Project, and is a graduate Cave Canem Fellow.
Saida Agostini’s first collection, just let the dead in, will be released by Alan Squire Publishing in Fall 2021. She is a graduate Cave Canem Fellow.
Paisley Rekdal is the author of ten books of poetry and nonfiction, most recently Nightingale (Copper Canyon Press, 2019) and Appro- priate: A Provocation (W.W. Norton, 2021). She guest edited Best American Poetry 2020.
Ama Codjoe is the author of Blood of the Air, winner of the Drink- ing Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize, and Bluest Nude, forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in Fall 2022. Among other honors, she is the recipient of a 2017 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award and a 2019 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship.
Leeya Mehta is 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 column on the reading and writing life: The Company We Keep. 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.