Spring Connections Presents Maryland Poet Laureate Stanley Plumly, March 23


As part of the College of Southern Maryland’s Spring Connections Series, Maryland Poet Laureate Stanley Plumly will read from his works beginning at 7:30 p.m., March 23, at the Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119.

Named Poet Laureate of Maryland in 2009, Plumly founded the master of fine arts program in creative writing at the University of Maryland. He is the author of 10 collections of poetry, including “Old Heart,” a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is also author of “Posthumous Keats,” a personal biography of the English romantic poet John Keats.

Plumly is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including a Guggenheim Fellowship, eight Pushcart Prizes, the Paterson Poetry Prize, an Academy Award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Plumly’s poems, essays, articles and reviews have appeared in many leading periodicals and newspapers.

The Connections Series features award-winning contemporary writers, poets and artists who share their work with Southern Maryland residents.

For information on Connections, study guides and author links visit www.csmd.edu/connections. Books featured are available at any CSM College Store or online at www.csmd.edu/CollegeStore.