Stanley Plumly

Stanley Plumly’s most recent collection is Orphan Hours (2012). He teaches at the University of Maryland.

  • Verisimilitude

    Very similar, very simile— a smile, a gesture, a mark on the air. to wave hello, goodbye, to throw a kiss. across the rainbow distances. “The…

  • Cardinal

    Already, before dawn, the calendar cold moon still clear, sparkle of ice here and there, and almost out of hearing, he is singing, which is…

  • Meander

    Yes, a river is a tree, a tree a river, built by source.        and branchings,like the river in Byzantium called Maeander, with…

  • Silent Heart Attack

    When silence is another kind of violence. Like all the breath you've ever breathed. suddenly swallowed. But since it happened. over days, each…

  • Mercy

    A murder of crows, what I saw on a spindle of dead white oak, two or three of them, at different times, hectoring the head of the sick…

  • John 6:17

    - The disciples out at sea again. So many complications in the mission. Five loaves and two small fishes. to feed the sick Tiberian five…

  • Piano

    PIANO by Stanley Plumly. It must have been Lisa's voice. since Piano was waiting when we got there, the bay doors barely open and her…

  • Naps

    NAPS by Stanley Plumly. In a dream or fantasy I see my mother, having put me down, leaning over me, pulling the door shut twice, and if I…

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

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