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The Plume Anthology of Poetry 5 ed. Daniel Lawless

… Lawless has assembled another motley collection of riveting, poignant, and timely poems in his latest Plume anthology …
~ Chard deNiord, from the preface

A plume of poetry as I see it, that rises up to waft in the shared air of literature, the exotic bird just flown. Thank you, Daniel Lawless, who solicits with such acuity, who winnows the inbox, who makes real from Plume online what the web only promises: the felt presence, the weight of words on paper, the possibility of frisson between postings, between poems.
~ Terese Svoboda

[In Plume] one finds an attentive, curated time capsule, an extraordinary representative variety of approaches and voices—lyrics, narratives, ekphrastic poems, prose poems, translations, parables, all from a range of geographies and ethnicities, poems that celebrate natural beauties, others that condemn the injustice and ugliness of human history.
~ Daniel Tobin

Plume establishes its place on the literary scene somewhere above fashion, apart from all questions of Hipster vs. … whatever. The work within its pages has the unpredictable, idiosyncratic strength of things that haunt, and may endure. ~ Jeffrey Skinner

Plume is a gem—in the rare-and-wondrous-find sense. Each issue is a hand-plucked, precisely curated composition, tended with great care, full of mystery, and delivering batches of the freshest, most provocative, and necessary writing around. Danny Lawless’s vision is exquisite.
~ Lia Purpura


  • Paperback: 452 pages
  • Publisher: MadHat, Inc. (February 6, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1941196438
  • ISBN-13: 978-1941196434
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds



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