Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Barbara Jane Reyes has a good response to the New Yorker article on MFA programs I posted earlier.

At Harriet, Don Share takes on poetry reviews, even though he’s tired of the whole story. I took his post as an opportunity to expound on my own reviewing policies, both as reviewer and editor.

Sam Witt asks “Who cares about poetry?” The answer probably won’t surprise you, but the article is still good.

And this isn’t limited to poetry, but it’s wordplay all the same–a chance to pun in public and not get slapped.

I’m off next Saturday while I move house. There will be a temp, so treat whoever it is kindly while I’m gone.
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 →