Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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You really should buy my book, but if you were thinking of joining the Poetry Book Club this month, you’ll get it for free–signed and everything. We–I or The Rumpus–aren’t making any money off of it this way. It’s all love.

Speaking of the Poetry Book Club, the chat with Kirsten Kaschock is this coming Monday at 6:00 PST, 9:00 EST. If you’re in the club, you should have gotten an email with the details already. I’ll send another one tonight. Next month’s book is Noelle Kocot’s The Bigger World.

So who’s going to the AWP Convention? Find our table there and get your Rumpus schwag.

I’m feeling like a hustler now, for some reason.

Robert Archambeau runs down the basics of copyright best practices as regards poetry. Very informative.

Poetry is apparently blowing up in Britain.

New York’s ninja poet.

Being as I’m located in south Florida, I can’t wait for O, Miami to start, especially since there might be a Literary Death Match coming as well. Exciting!

You should also check out Two Weeks, a digital anthology put together by the people at Linebreak journal. It’s available in Kindle format now, but they’re working on an ePub version for the iPad which will have the audio tracks embedded. Should be ready in a week. I got a copy because I’m in it (along with a number of other Rumpus contributors), but I’ll be buying the ePub version when it comes out. It’s five bucks. You spend that on coffee-ish drinks.

Follow Rumpus Poetry on Twitter. We’ll be doing this from DC next week at the AWP convention, so I don’t know if we’ll get a column done, but you’ll likely get lots of photos from the Book Fair and the off-site readings. I expect my phone will get a workout.

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 →