Posts Tagged: brian spears
When I get more coffee in me, you’ll get more witticisms out of me. No disrespect.
A clash of the titans occurred at Book Expo America–Slog The Stranger’s Paul Constant met up with our own Stephen Elliott.
DRM programs can turn us all into pirates, even when we’re engaged in fair use....more
Not enough sleep? Echoes of a faint hangover? Then it’s time for Saturday Morning Links.
Dahlia Lithwick and Doug Kendall point out that conservative politicians who are upset about empathetic judges probably ought to stick a sock in it.
Whether you’re an academic or a free-lance writer, you might want to take a look at this piece on the inside of an essay mill....more
Has it been this way since the invention of the portrait? Does every generation look back at family pictures and wonder what the hell they were thinking?...more
Congratulations to Carole Ann Duffy, Britain’s new Poet Laureate, and both the first woman and the first openly gay person to hold the position.
Mayday Magazine hosts a roundtable on the need for the negative review in poetry.
Joshua Corey wins the Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press....more
Welcome to Saturday morning, home of the screaming hangover. Perhaps I’ll try to get my hands on some watercress.
This Day in Tech gives us a short, but interesting, look at the history of skyscrapers.
Some absolutely gorgeous photos of Saturn thanks to the continuing Cassini mission....more
I’m coming up on the end of a semester, so forgive me if this morning’s links seem a little obsessive about alcohol. For starters, what does the US have in common with Fiji, Palau and Micronesia? We’re the only non-Muslim countries with an across-the-board drinking age of 21....more
Just a reminder that we here at The Rumpus are posting a poem a day for National Poetry Month, so enjoy some never before published work by some up-and-coming poets.
Another practice that’s grown out of National Poetry Month is the proliferation of poem-a-day challenges for poets....more
Congratulations to Juan Felipe Herrera and August Kleinzahler on their shared National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for 2008. Barbara Jane Reyes has more on Herrera.
Ron Silliman on on anthologies: “It is all but impossible to even characterize the map of poetry today....more
Interesting conversation going on about a piece in the latest Poetry. Start here at Samizdat, then find further discussion at A Compulsive Reader, Exoskeleton (multiple posts–click around), and back to Samizdat.
And since it started over an article written by Jason Guriel, I’ll link him too— only for something different— the curse of the duty-write....more
I guess it just took a little time for the poetry blogs to realize that David Orr had been in the NYTBR smack-talking about the lack of greatness in poetry today, because this week, there were lots of responses, from suggestions for Orr to add to his reading list to negations of the importance of greatness to spit-takes....more
Odali$qued provides some notes toward a provisional avant-garde. I especially like the part about genitalia being frequently hilarious, although I think it’s always hilarious....more