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 multi-session Spring celebration of poetry. Join our editors at Plume for the third in this five-part series (followed by May 16 & a date in early June). The series is moderated by Plume editors Nancy Mitchell & Leeya Mehta. Plume 9 will be available in April, here.
Moderated by Nancy Mitchell
Diane Seuss & James Allen Hall
Diane Seuss is the author of five poetry collections, including Still Life With Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry, and Four-Legged Girl, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. frank: sonnets was published by Graywolf Press in 2021. She is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. Seuss was raised by a single mother in rural Michigan, which she continues to call home.
James Allen Hall’s first book of poems, Now You’re the Enemy won awards from Lambda Literary, the Texas Institute, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. His second book of poems, Romantic Comedy, was chosen by Diane Seuss for the 2020 Levis Reading Prize and is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2023. He is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the University of Arizona. He teaches at Washington College, where he directs the Rose O’Neill Literary House.
Moderators for this series
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.
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