Plume :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
A Journal of Contemporary Poetry
About Plume: Plume publishes the very best contemporary poetry: national and international voices presented in monthly issues with twelve poets contributing one poem each.
740 17th Ave. N.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33704
Phone: (727) 822-7265
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: yes Online submissions: yes Reading period: year-round Response time: 1-4 weeks Payment: no Contests: no Founded: 2011 Issues per year: 12 Print issues: 1 annually
Publisher’s description: Plume: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry publishes the best available poetry, nationally and internationally. We publish only twelve poems each month, one each by twelve poets, online. Plume is now in print annually with the Plume Anthology of Poetry.
Recent contributors include Alicia Ostriker, Amy Gerstler, Stuart Dybek, Carl Dennis, Denise Duhamel, Terese Svoboda, G.C. Waldrep, Thomas Lux, Nin Andrews, Kimberly Johnson, Charles Bernstein, Christopher Kennedy, Jean-Michel Maulpoix, Rae Armantrout, Maureen McLane, Stephen Dunn, Elaine Equi, Linda Pastan, Lawrence Raab, Donald Revell, Keith Waldrop, Peter Cooley, Jay Parini, Peter Meinke, and Mary Sarishvili, Angie Estes, Diane Wakoski, Tess Gallagher, Dennis Nurkse, Susan Elizabeth Howe, Cornelius Eady, J.T. Barbarese, Kimiko Hahn, Maxine Chernoff, David Rivard, James Bertolino, Maura Stanton, R.T. Smith, Georges Perros, Daniel Tobin, Cole Swenson, Clair Malroux/Diane Hacker, Ron Smith, Ralph Angel, Christina Davis, Mark Wunderlich, Carol Muske-Dukes, Daniel Bosch, Kevin Prufer, Lidija Dimskova, Hank Lazar, Kuno Raeber, Laird Hunt, Sylva Fischerova, Mark Irwin, David Huddle, Michael Collier, Mary Szybist, Ron Slate, Lydia Davis, Paul Muldoon, Eduardo Chirinos, Jeffrey Skinner, John Kinsella, Bob Hicok, Timothy Liu, among others. Issues 7-12 feature cover art by Laurie Simmons while issues 13-18 feature cover art by Sarah Charlesworth.
A few remarks from our readers and contributors:
"Plume has a fine spirit and feel to it...The issue you've presented lives up to its ambitious statement of purpose- which is saying not a little." ~ Roseanna Warren
"A thing of beauty" ~ G.C. Waldrep
"Your first issue is a knockout, and the site very handsome." ~ Patrick Donnelly
"The issue is beautiful, and I'm impressed by the way you've managed both aesthetic range and a sense of holistic synthesis. Looking forward to the next one. And there are a couple of books on the reading list that I didn't know before, and I'm delighted to have been pointed toward them." ~ Kimberly Johnson
Happy to report two new addition to the Featured Selection lineup (Issue 29): James Richardson, and Lisa Bradford’s translations of Juan Gelman’s work (along with one of her own poems). Wonderful and – quite different from each other, as all these features seem to be. Don’t forget, D. Nurkse is up in this issue. New work received includes pieces from Norman Dubie, Kevin Prufer, James Richardson, Lia Purpura, Hsia Yu (translated by Steven Bradbury), Jennifer Grotz, Rachel Careau, Martha Serpas, Lisa Bradford, Alan Shapiro, Edward Mayes, Laura McCullough, Deb McAlister, Maurice Manning, Mark Svenvold, Ralph Angel, and Christopher Buckley.
Our Featured Selection this month (Issue 28) comes from Molly Lou Freeman—a lovely suite of poems, I think you’ll agree. Upcoming in the series: D. Nurkse, Chris Kennedy, Rachel Zucker, Brian Swann, Hank Lazar, and Martha Collins. New work received this month includes pieces from Daniel Bosch, Jennifer O’Grady, Charlie Smith, Stephen Dobyns, Meghan O’Rourke, Mary Mackey, Chase Twichell, Fred D’Aguiar, Hilde Weishert, Kimiko Hahn, Jeff Friedman, Dzvinia Orlowsky, Andrei Codrescu, Jeffrey Skinner, and Dore Kiesselbach.
In this issue (Issue 27) we present new work from Bruce Smith, with a marvelous self-interview that is worth the price of admission if there were a price, as well as new work from Carrie Etters, Chloe Hokum, Cleopatra Mathis, David River, Hsia Yu (translated by Steven Bradbury) J Ally Rosser, Lee Upton, Jennifer Michel Hecht, Scott Cairns, Stephen Dunn, and Sylva Fiche ova (translated by the author with Stuart Freibert). New work received this month includes pieces from Earl Craig, Fady Joudah, Arne Weingart, Jim Somers, Ghassan Zaqtan (translated by Fady Joudah), Lydia Davis, Dzvinia Orlowsky, Jeff Friedman, Mieczyslaw Jastrun (translated by Dzvinia Orlowsky and Jeff Friedman), Patricia Clark, Major Jackson, Dean Young, and Sylva Fischerova (translated with the author by Stuart Friebert).
last updated 11/18/2013