Saturday Morning Links


So last Saturday morning, instead of blogging for you the way I usually do, I was standing behind a table at the AWP book fair with an over-caffeinated Isaac Fitzgerald watching him close people so hard that Blake from Glengarry Glen Ross would have been impressed. I’m going to be hearing “have you seen our sweet mugs?” for the rest of my life, I think. And I’m fine with that. We’ve been working together for nearly two years here on The Rumpus and we only met in person for the first time last week. Hope we get to hang out a lot more in the future.

Since I have taught myself not to be shy about self-promotion, here’s an interview with me over at We Who Are About To Die.

Stoners everywhere sensed a great disturbance in the Force and then tried to get downwind.

The Mississippi branch of the Sons of Confederate Veterans wants to issue license plates honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest. Ta-Nehisi Coates has an alternate suggestion.

Some folks in Detroit want to build a statue of Robocop. Why the hell not is what I say.

Tony Comstock, sitting in for James Fallows, has an interesting piece on why Americans tolerate gun violence.

There is no other way to say this: human-hair butt plug.

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 →