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It’s day two of National Poetry Month, which means it’s day 2 of our poem-a-day project. Today’s poem is from Sandy Longhorn, and you can get to all Rumpus Original Poems here.

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is now leaking highly radioactive water into the ocean.

This is insane–in Indonesia, Citibank debt collectors are arrested for killing a customer over a debt.

Yesterday’s Disunion column in the NY Times described April Fools Day pranks during the Civil War era. I copied that link from the Facebook page, so I’m hoping it will get you around the paywall.

I’ve never read anything (that I know of) by Manning Marable, who died yesterday, but given the praise of his work coming from a number of people I respect, I think I will be soon.

Scott Horton breaks down the latest loathsome decision from the US Supreme Court. Dahlia Lithwick further destroys it.


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 →