Stanley Plumly is the author of 11 books of poems, including, most recently, Orphan Hours, published by W. W. Norton in 2012. Plumly is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.
With special guest Julia Shipley, as part of VSC's First Book Reading Series
Julia Shipley is the author of The Academy of Hay, (Bona Fide Books, 2015) winner of the Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize, and a long-form lyric essay, Adam's Mark, (Plowboy Press, 2014), which was selected as a Boston Globe Best New England Books of 2014. She is also the author of four poetry chapbooks including the limited edition, letterpress printed One Ton Crumb (CC&B, 2014); Herd (2010), winner of the Sheltering Pines Press Chapbook Award; and Planet Jr. (2012), winner of the Hazel Lipa Environmental Chapbook Award. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals, including CutBank, Colorado Review, Fourth Genre, North American Review, Orion, Poetry, and The Rumpus. Winner of the Ralph Nading Hill Award, and finalist for the Curt Johnson Prose Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Teachers and Writers Bechtel Award, she's also received grants from the Vermont Community Foundation and the Vermont Arts Council, and received fellowships to The Frost Place, The Center for Book Arts, and The Studios of Key West.