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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