Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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darth-kittyInteresting conversation going on about a piece in the latest Poetry. Start here at Samizdat, then find further discussion at A Compulsive Reader, Exoskeleton (multiple posts–click around), and back to Samizdat.

And since it started over an article written by Jason Guriel, I’ll link him too— only for something different— the curse of the duty-write.

The Pangrammaticon has a series going on reading individual pieces of flarf.

From Ron Silliman: “Part of this, of course, may well be that very little literature in translation genuinely qualifies on its own as great literature – The Rubiyat, The King James Bible, that just might be the entire roster.” Seriously? That’s it?

And finally, sometimes even Ashbery doesn’t get Ashbery.

Brian Spears


Brian Spears's first collection of poetry, A Witness in Exile, is now available through Louisiana Literature Press, and at his personal website. He is the Poetry Editor for The Rumpus, and teaches poetry at Drake University. More from this author →