Stanley Plumly was appointed the ninth Poet Laureate of Maryland on October 1, 2009 by Governor Martin O'Malley. He is the author of nine books of poetry, including Old Heart (Norton, 2008), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2007. Most recently, Mr. Plumly has authored Posthumous Keats (Norton, 2008), 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, The New Yorker, among others, and his poems, essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in many of the country’s best periodicals and newspapers.
"The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown
The 2015 One Maryland One Book theme is "Sports: the human drama of athletic competition," offering readers across the state a chance to delve into the triumph and tragedy of competition during our programs in the fall. This year’s book is The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown..