Contemporary Poetry and the Technological Sublime

The Intimate Sublime

Stanley Plumly (1939–2019) authored ten collections of poems and four works of nonfiction. Elegy Landscape: Constable and Turner and the Intimate Sublime, his most recent book, was published by W. W. Norton in 2018. His many honors and awards include an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Truman Capote Award, and the Paterson Poetry Prize. He was the founding director of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Maryland, where he had been a professor of English since 1985. Middle Distance, a collection of poems he finished before his death, will be published by W. W. Norton in 2020.

Faith and the Impossible: The Gay Sublime

The Sublime: Origins and Definitions

Knot Tying Lessons: The Slipknot; Knot Tying Lessons: The Clove Hitch; & Knot Tying Lessons: The Perfection Knot

Fleda Brown’s The Woods Are On Fire: New & Selected Poems will be out from the University of Nebraska Press in 2017. A former poet laureate of Delaware, she lives in Traverse City, Michigan, and is on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program in Tacoma, Washington. 

Hits of the Seventies

Art Tatum at the Gee-Haw Stables; First Nights; & Broken String

Sestina for Hayden Carruth

Freedom and Discipline: Hayden Carruth’s Blues