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I hope you’ve been following along with our National Poetry Month project. For links to the poems we’ve already run as well as the poets to come, you can follow this post, which is updated every morning with a link to the newest poem, or you can check our Rumpus Original Poems page.

Ron Silliman is giving up blogging. Or maybe not.

David Kirby on How to Read Poetry.

32 Poems has asked a number of poets to talk about their five favorite books of poetry. I’ll be one of them as soon as I write the damn thing.

I’m a little ashamed to admit this, but I’ve never really had spoken word poetry on my radar. I think Sarah Kay’s performance/presentation at TED might have changed that for me.

Last month’s chat with Joseph Harrington was a lot of fun, and I’m really looking forward to chatting with Dean Young at the end of this month.

Remember that you can keep up with Rumpus Poetry on Twitter and on Facebook. See you next week.

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 →