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Plumly, Stanley

Overview
Works: 95 works in 186 publications in 2 languages and 7,180 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Ephemera  Nature poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor
Classifications: PS3566.L78, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Stanley Plumly
 
Most widely held works by Stanley Plumly
The new Bread Loaf anthology of contemporary American poetry by Michael Collier( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers poems by more than eighty contemporary writers
Search party : collected poems of William Matthews by William Matthews( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Search Party, his son Sebastian and his friend and fellow poet Stanley Plumly have brought together a collection drawing from all of Matthews's previously published work as well as twenty-three never-before-published poems. Here are meditations on relationships, work, family life, and, of course, jazz: "I love the smoky libidinal murmur / of a jazz crowd ... / I like to slouch back / with that I'll-be-here-awhile tilt." Pleasure is abundant in these poems: music, wine, love, and language are, for Matthews, the necessary consolations for life's suffering. Full of as much wisdom and song as heartbreak and loss, Search Party will bring a wider reading audience to this "poet of experience" and his benedictions of everyday life
Posthumous Keats : a personal biography by Stanley Plumly( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this wholly original and deeply personal work of scholarship, one of America's most cherished poets reflects on the life and legacy of John Keats." "In this close narrative study, Stanley Plumly meditates on the chances for poetic immortality - an idea that finds its purest expression in this young poet. The story of Keats's life, as revealed through his profound and beautiful letters, is familiar enough. But the story of his immortality, of how his fame as a great lyric poet was achieved against the conflicting interests of his friends, the sentimentality of the culture, the attacks of his critics, the "vicissitudes" (as his memoirist Joseph Severn calls them) of his poetic reputation, and Keats's own grand ambitions, is less well known."--Jacket
The immortal evening : a legendary dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb by Stanley Plumly( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an approach to the lives and works of Keats, Wordsworth, Lamb, and the painter Benjamin Robert Haydon through the exemplary events of a single evening spent in thoughtful discussion and, later, raucous conversation
Old heart : poems by Stanley Plumly( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his new collection, Stanley Plumly confronts and celebrates mortality -- in the detailed natural world, in the immediacy of the loss of friends, and in personal encounters. Archetypal, sometimes even allegorical, the poems in Old Heart amount to a sustained meditation
Out-of-the-body travel by Stanley Plumly( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that my father lies down beside me : new & selected poems, 1970-2000 by Stanley Plumly( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of new and selected poems, Stanley Plumly moves from the pastoral to the familial, from the mundane to the transcendent. Melodic and firmly rooted in nature, Plumly's Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me deepens and sharpens the themes of his previous work. The result is a musical, multifaceted, and deeply moving series of poems -- a panoramic view of 30 years of poetic inquiry. Plumly has never been afraid to engage time-honored objects of beauty in their fresh particularity. What he discovers in these images has made him one of our strongest and most memorable lyricists and places his work within an American tradition that began with Emerson and the best of the transcendentalists
Elegy landscapes : Constable and Turner and the intimate sublime by Stanley Plumly( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following his 'obsessive, intricate, intimate, and brilliant' (Washington Post) work in Posthumous Keats and The Immortal Evening, renowned poet Stanley Plumly further explores immortality in art through the work of two impressive landscape artists: John Constable and J.M.W. Turner. How is it that this disparate pair will come to be regarded as Britain's supreme landscape painters, precursors to Impressionism and Modernism? How did each painter's life influence his work? Seeking the transcendent aesthetic awe of the sublime and reeling from personal tragedy, these talented painters portrayed the terrible beauty of the natural world from an intimate, close-up perspective. Plumly studies the paintings against the pull of the artists' lives, probing how each finds the sublime in different, though connected, worlds. At once a meditation on the difficulties in achieving truly immortal works of art and an exploration of the relationship between artist and artwork, Elegy Landscapes takes a wide-angle look at the philosophy of the sublime"--
In the outer dark; poems by Stanley Plumly( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and French and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer celestial by Stanley Plumly( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry blues : essays and interviews by William Matthews( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boy on the step : poems by Stanley Plumly( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphan hours : poems by Stanley Plumly( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects poems that explore memory, relationships, time, and the natural world
Argument & song : sources & silences in poetry by Stanley Plumly( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume collects a dozen of Stanley Plumly's essays on poetry and nature, including the seminal "Chapter and Verse," "Sentimental Forms," and "The Abrupt Edge." Gathered from three decades, these meditations on works by Keats, Whistler, Stevens, Plath, and the major figures of his own generation, return again and again to essential matters: the impulses, occasions, and places out of which art arises and the forms by which the imagination gives it shape."--Jacket
Giraffe; poems by Stanley Plumly( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage in the trees by Stanley Plumly( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodic and firmly rooted in nature, Stanley Plumly's The Marriage in the Trees deepens and sharpens the themes of his critically acclaimed Boy on the Step. In this, his seventh collection, Plumly renders the worlds of past and present with a taxonomist's care - what Italo Calvino called exactitude. He moves from the pastoral to the familial, from the landscapes of Turner and Constable to blasted industrial sites, from defining moments of acute personal loss - particularly the death of his parents - to meditations on the death of Keats and evocations of Whitman tending the wounded on the bloody battlefields of the Civil War
Against sunset : poems by Stanley Plumly( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful new volume from the National Book Award finalist that demonstrates how the lyric is essentially elegiac. Whether addressing the deaths of friends and other poets or celebrating the closing of the day and the autumn of the seasons, Against Sunset reveals Stanley Plumly at his most personal and intimate. As much an homage to the rich tradition of the Romantics as it is a meditation on memory itself, these poems live at the edges of disappearances
Middle distance : poems by Stanley Plumly( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A probing and commanding final volume from a master poet facing his own mortality. After a diagnosis of cancer, acclaimed poet Stanley Plumly found himself in the middle distance-looking back at his childhood in Ohio and a rich lifetime of family and friends, while gazing into a future shaped by the press of mortality. In Middle Distance, his final collection, he pushed onward into new territory in extended hybrid forms and revelatory prose pieces. Blending documentary and memoir with his signature Keatsian lyricism, he contemplated at every turn the horizons of his life. From "White Rhino" How long a life is too long, as I take my time from here to there, the one world dried- out distances, nose, horn, my great head lifted down, the tonnage of my heart almost more than I can carry . . "--
New hope for the dead : uncollected William Matthews by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems about trees by Harry Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A unique anthology of poems--from around the world and through the ages--that celebrate trees. AN EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY POCKET POET. For thousands of years humans have variously worshipped trees, made use of them, admired them, and destroyed them--and poets have long chronicled the relationship. Poets from Homer and Virgil to Wordsworth, Whitman, and Thoreau, from Bashō and Tu Fu to Czesław Miłosz and Seamus Heaney have celebrated sacred groves, wild woodlands, and bountiful orchards, and the results include some of our most beloved poems. Robert Frost's "Birches," Marianne Moore's "The Camperdown Elm," Gerard Manley Hopkins's "Binsey Poplars," and Zbigniew Herbert's "Sequoia" stand tall beside Eugenio Montale's "The Lemon Trees," Yves Bonnefoy's "The Apples," Bertolt Brecht's "The Plum Tree," D. H. Lawrence's "The Almond Tree," and A. E. Housman's "Loveliest of Trees." Whether shown being planted or felled, cherished or lamented, towering in forests or flowering in backyards, the protagonists of the poems collected here are splendid specimens of these majestic beings we share the earth with"--
 
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The new Bread Loaf anthology of contemporary American poetry
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Search party : collected poems of William MatthewsPosthumous Keats : a personal biographyOld heart : poemsNow that my father lies down beside me : new & selected poems, 1970-2000The poetry blues : essays and interviewsBoy on the step : poemsArgument & song : sources & silences in poetryThe marriage in the treesNew hope for the dead : uncollected William Matthews
Alternative Names
Stanley Plumly American writer and academic

Stanley Plumly Amerikaans dichter

Stanley Plumly poeta estadounidense

Stanley Plumly poeta estatunidenc

Stanley Plumly poeta estauxunidense

Stanley Plumly poeta norte-americano

Stanley Plumly poeta statunitense

Stanley Plumly scríbhneoir agus scoláire Meiriceánach

Languages
English (99)

French (1)