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 fourth in this five-part series (ending in June). The series is moderated by Plume editors Leeya Mehta & Nancy Mitchell. Plume 9 is available here.
Moderated by Leeya Mehta
Chase Twichell & Dennis Sampson
David Kirby & Alejandro Escudé
Chase Twichell is the author of 8 books of poetry, the most recent of which is Things as It Is (Copper Canyon, 2018). She lives half the year in Saratoga Springs, NY and the other half in the Adirondacks.
Dennis Sampson has published eight books of poetry, most recently Selected Poems (Homestead Lighthouse Press, 2019). He lives in Winston-Salem, NC.
David Kirby’s collection The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2007. Kirby is the author of Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll, which the Times Literary Supplement of London called “a hymn of praise to the eman- cipatory power of nonsense” and was named one of Booklist’s Top 10 Black History Non-Fiction Books of 2010. His latest poetry collection is More Than This. He teaches English at Florida State University.
Alejandro Escudé’s first book of poems, My Earthbound Eye, was published in 2013 upon winning the Sacramento Poetry Center Award. He received a master’s degree in creative writing from UC Davis. A new collection, The Book of the Unclaimed Dead, published by Main Street Rag Press, was published 2019.
Moderators for this series
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.