Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears


lust3It’s a somber weekend, for obvious reasons, but there’s a lot going on in the poetry world, and I’m here to give it to you.

Derek Wolcott’s past rears its ugly head in the race for the Oxford professorship of poetry, as well as to the offices of Cherwell, a student newspaper. Poets know how to throw elbows too.

One of the more prominent university presses–Louisiana State University Press–is in danger from state budget cuts.

Congratulations to the winners of the 21st Annual Triangle Awards, which honor the best in LGBT fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

And finally, Wislawa Symborska’s advice to one poet: “Let’s take the wings off and try writing on foot, shall we?”

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 →