In Memory: “poetry can be an act of transparency to the forces behind it, beauty naked in the presence of truth”

Art of Quotation

“How little survives us but words”


Describing his inspirations as a writer, Mr. Plumly told a University of Maryland student journalist in 2009:

“You get a line, you get an image. There is a memory that won’t leave you alone. And then you go after those things. If that’s inspiration, then okay.”

Stanley Plumly, 1940-2019, poet


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