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…

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

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Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

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The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

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Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

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Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

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Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

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