Poet Laureate of Maryland Stanley Plumly to visit Abingdon library March 29

Stanley Plumly

The Harford County Public Library announced that state Poet Laureate Stanley Plumly will discuss the life of John Keats and read a selection from his own work at the Abingdon library March 29:





(Belcamp, Maryland – March 15, 2012)  Stanley Plumly, author of nine books and the Poet Laureate of Maryland, will be at the Abingdon Branch of Harford County Public Library on Thursday, March 29th at 6:30 pm. Mr. Plumly will discuss the life of John Keats and read a selection from his own work.


Appointed ninth Poet Laureate of Maryland in 2009 by Governor O’Malley, Mr. Plumly is a University of Maryland professor and the author of nine books of poetry including Old Heart, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2007. Most recently, Mr. Plumly authored Posthumous Keats, a “personal biography” of the English poet John Keats which has received widespread critical acclaim by reviewers for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and The New Yorker.


Stanley Plumly is the recipient of numerous awards including eight Pushcart Prizes, the Paterson Poetry Prize in 2007, an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2002 and a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation in 2001.


This author appearance is funded by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Harford County Government Cultural Arts Board. For more information or to register, please call the Abingdon Library at (410) 638-3990. Registration is required.


Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland.  The library serves over 168,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of almost 4,800,000.  Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.