Stanley Plumly

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

  • Nineteen Species of Sandpipers

    — THE SIBLEY GUIDE TO BIRDS And if you count the sanderling, exactly the number. I saw on the beach at Duck, seven at the water,…

  • 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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A Stop-Motion Tour of New York City

A filmmaker animated hundreds of still photographs to create this Big Apple flip book

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The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus

Would people eat healthier if celery was called "cool celery?"

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This Japanese Inn Has Been Open For 1,300 Years

It's one of the oldest family businesses in the world.

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What Happens Inside a Dying Mind?

Science cannot fully explain near-death experiences.

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