Porter Square Books for a reading with contributors to The Plume Anthology of Poetry 2012. Almost seventy poets are
represented in this inaugural volume representing a broad range of the
best work by the best U.S. and international poets working today. The
readers for this event will be:
Rafael Campo's most recent collection is The Enemy. The Other Man was Me won the National Poetry Series Award and What the Body Told won a Lambda Literary Award for poetry. His collection Diva was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Patricia Clark is the author of four books of poetry and most recent is Sunday Rising. Her work has
been featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, also appearing in The Atlantic, Gettysburg Review,and elsewhere. She is also the author of a chapbook, Given the Trees, in the Voices from the American and series. She is Poet-in-Residence and Professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University (Michigan).
Collins is the author, most recently, of White Papers, and the
book-length poem Blue Front, which won an Anisfield-Wolf Award.
Annie Finch is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Spells: New and Selected Poems. Her works also include poetics, anthologies, verse drama, poetry translation, and the poetry-writing guides A Poet's Ear: A Handbook of Meter and Form and A Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry.
Mark Irwin is the author of seven collections of poetry, including White City, Bright Hunger, and Tall If. He has won The Nation/Discovery Award, four Pushcart Prizes, National Endowment for the Arts and Ohio Art Council Fellowships, two Colorado Council for the Arts Fellowships, two Colorado Book Awards, the James Wright Poetry Award, and fellowships from the Fulbright, Lilly, and Wurlitzer Foundations. He lives in Colorado, and Los Angeles, where he teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at the University of Southern California.
David Rivard is the author of five books: Otherwise Elsewhere, Sugartown, Bewitched Playground, Wise Poison, and Torque. His poems and essays appear regularly in the American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, TriQuarterly, Poetry London, Best American Poetry, and other magazines and anthologies. Among his awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, as well as the 2006 O. B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library, in recognition of both his writing and teaching. In 2009, he was awarded the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review.
Daniel Tobin is the author of six books of poems, Where the World is Made, Double Life, The Narrows, Second Things, Belated Heavens (winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry, 2011) and The Net (forthcoming, 2014) along with the critical studies and Passage to the Center and Awake in America. He is the editor of The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, The Selected Poems of Lola Ridge, and Poet’s Work, Poet’s Play: Essays on the Practice and the Art.
This event will be hosted by bookseller and contributor Josh Cook.