Anne Elezabeth Pluto, a faculty member in the Woods College of Advancing Studies, has published a book of poetry, Lubbock Electric (Nixes Mate Books, 2018). According to fellow poet Gene Barry, “Annie Pluto has an inbuilt ability to poetically emote a specific feeling, situation or scene with admirable craft. Between the lines of the poem, ‘Love Letter to Lubbock,’ the poet has placed a seat for every reader. This heartfelt and warm, cleverly woven tapestry delivers wishes, regrets, celebrations, acknowledgments and love with extraordinary economy.” Pluto is an alumna of Shakespeare & Company, and has been a member of the Worcester Shakespeare Company since 2011. She is the artistic director and one of the founders of the Oxford Street Players.