Posts Tagged: brian spears

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Monica Youn

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Monica Youn about her new collection Blackacre, hypothetical tracts of land, Milton, and infertility.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Saša Stanišić

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Saša Stanišić about his novel Before the Feast, the challenge of writing a plural narrator, working with a translator, and book tours in Germany.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Martin Seay

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Martin Seay about his debut novel The Mirror Thief, the Great Work of alchemy, researching optical prosthetics, and keeping plot lines straight in a 600-page novel.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sandra Meek

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Sandra Meek about her new collection An Ecology of Elsewhere, writing landscapes, and the power of syntactic density.

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On Refugees, and Refusing to Be Scared

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The news that governors are suddenly deciding that they don’t want to welcome Syrian refugees has really driven home to me just how cowardly much of this country is. We talk tough, mind you, but when we’re asked to really open ourselves up to something, we refuse. I’m not talking about the country’s willingness to […]

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Praise For Dispatch From The Future

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This month’s Rumpus Book Club selection – Leigh Stein’s Dispatch from the Future – gets an outstanding review from Guernica Magazine: “Stein’s poems are the very perfect product of a frenetic in-between culture where knowledge is currency but also poverty, and its artistic output is underscored by a perennial ennui—like the girl in high school who wears […]

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Brian Spears in Cobalt

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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 […]

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Saturday Morning Links

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You know who just got another shipment of authors copies of his debut book of poetry? This guy. Harper Collins tells libraries they can check out e-books 26 times before they’ll be locked up. The sad thing is that Harper Collins is better than other publishers in that they allow it in the first place. […]

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Poetry and a Dick Joke

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Rumpus Poetry editor Brian Spears will be publishing poems all week at No Tell Motel. Brian explains his plans for the coming days here (you can learn more about No Tell Motel here). While we’re on the topic of Mr. Spears, the man has a great interview up at Almost Dorothy in which he discusses […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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If you were a member of the Rumpus Poetry Book Club, you’d be involved in the conversation Gabrielle Calvocoressi is leading about Timothy Donnelly’s The Cloud Corporation. You’d also have the book before its official release. I really enjoyed this piece by Clive James in the latest issue of Poetry. It’s one of those essays […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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We mourn the death of poet Leslie Scalapino. Our condolences to her family and friends, and to all who were moved by her work. PEN American announced the release of Burmese poet Saw Wei, imprisoned for “inducing crime against public tranquility” for one of his poems. That’s one of the highest compliments you can pay […]

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