Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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It’s Saturday night, the skies are cloudy, and the satellite reception keeps cutting in and out. Guess it’s time for some poetry links.

I don’t generally link to poetry reviews elsewhere, but the NY Times reviews poetry so rarely that I figured I ought to do it if only for the sake of novelty. It’s for Adam Bradley’s Book of Rhymes, a new anthology that makes the case for rap’s inclusion in the world of serious poetry.

Harper’s Magazine points us to meatpaper, and Kevin Young’s “Ode to Boudin.”

Kooks and Poets

John Clare, victim of identity theft.

And finally, the search for the perfect Auden Martini.

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 →