Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Starting off, I want to thank Jeremy Hatch or subbing in for me last week, both on this column and as Saturday Editor. Great job, dude.

Seth Abramson writes a lot about MFA programs and, by extension, the PhD in Creative Writing. It’s hip to criticize these programs, but Seth does a hell of a job defending them in this piece.

Travis Nichols at Harriet talks about the role of poetry in as concerns Iran.

Diane Lockward celebrates excess in poetry, and I concur.

And finally, an update on Project Verse, which I mentioned in one of my first Poetic Lives Online columns. See you next Saturday!

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 →