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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

Stanley Plumly


photo by Emma Norman

Stanley Plumly has been Maryland's Poet Laureate since 2009. A Maryland Distinguished University Professor since 1998, Plumly founded the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at the University of Maryland, College Park. His 2007 collection of poems, Old Heart, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and The Paterson Poetry Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography (2008), was runner-up for the PEN/ Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Distinguished Biography. In 2010, he was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  In 2014, W.W. Norton published his most recent book titled, The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Night with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb.

Other Work by Stanley Plumly:

Orphan Hours
The Marriage in the Trees
Out-Of-The-Body Travel