Brian Spears in Cobalt


Cobalt Issue #4: Summer 2012 features an interview with our own Brian Spears.

Topics of conversation include his debut collection, A Witness in Exile, shifting roles in the writing world, The Rumpus Poetry Book Club, and poetry’s place in education. 

“I don’t really care if someone makes a judgment about my life choices. I’ve been disowned by my parents because I left the church they’re still members of. What can a reader do to me that can top that?”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →