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David Plumb

Author's Bio

Books include, The Music Stopped and Your Monkey’s on Fire, Man in a Suitcase, Drugs and All That, Elephant Knees and A Slight Change in the Weather. Will Rogers said, “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” I say, “It depends on the parrot.”

Publications and Prizes

Poetry on Strings (DaysandNightsbooks, 2009), The Music Stopped and Your Monkey's On Fire (Wings Press, 1979)
100 Poets Against the War (Salt, 2003), Irrepressible Appetites (Rock Press, 2003), Mondo James Dean (St. Martin's Griffin, 1994)
Alimentum, Big Bridge, Big Toe Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Miami Herald, New College Review, New Verse News, Sport Literate, Washington Post

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Some Honorable Men by Norman Mailer, The Way We Really Are by Stephanie Coontz
Favorite Authors:
Terry Southern, Curtis Zahn, Djuna Barnes, John Dos Passos, Linda Gregg, Richard Hugo, William Kennedy, Norman Mailer, Stephanie Coontz, Linda Schierse Leonard, Mel Ash, J.M. Coetzee, Stephen Dobyns, Pablo Neruda Bobbie Markels, Alan Dugan, Larry Rubin, Linda McCarriston, Julio Cortazar, Carolyn Chute, Dalton Trumbo, Russell Edson, Eleanor Lerman, Frederico Garcia Lorca, Kent Haruf, Orhan Pamuk, Peter Matthiessen, Nelson Algren, Leonard Cohen, Judy Grahn, Paul Mariah, Jack Micheline, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Graham Greene, Alice Munro, Tennessee Williams, Alice Munro

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Listing last updated: March 7, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
English American
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Born in:
Troy, NY
Raised in:
North Adams, MA

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