Terry Plunkett Maine Writers Collection
Established in October 1999, the Terry Plunkett Collection consists of books and videos by and about Maine authors. The primary focus of the Plunkett Collection is contemporary Maine fiction and poetry, although the collection also includes rare publications in Maine poetry, posters, letters, manuscripts, memorabilia, and other primary sources concerning poetry and literature in Maine. The collection honors former UMA faculty Terry Plunkett’s accomplishments as teacher, poet, scholar, novelist, editor, and mentor.
The Plunkett Collection can be viewed in multiple ways:
- Use the URSUS Advanced Search and narrow your search "by collection" to "UMA Plunkett" in order to see available books in the stacks.
- Visit the portal for digital access to Kennebec: A Portfolio of Maine Writing, with digitization and storage courtesy of DigitalMaine and the Maine State Library.
- Visit the legacy portal for digital access to author and subject index for Kennebec: A Portfolio of Maine Writing.
- Visit the Katz Library and browse the stacks for books stickered in green, or ask about the Plunkett Collection primary sources at the circulation desk.
- Re-visit this Plunkett Collection page for future addition of digitized primary sources.
Terry Plunkett was a Professor of English at the University of Maine at Augusta from 1969 to 1998. Plunkett is also known for editing UMA’s literary journal, The Kennebec: A Portfolio of Maine Writing, and serving as Acting Dean of Academic Affairs from 1980-1981. He was named Professor Emeritus of English in 1998. He passed away in 1998, leaving behind many caring friends and family. UMA’s annual Plunkett Poetry Festival is named for him.
Donations to this collection are greatly appreciated.