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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Remember, Poetry Book Club Members–the chat with Aimee Nezhukumatathil about her book Lucky Fish is Monday the 3rd at 9:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. PST. Check your email for the url and the password.

I knew, when I took the job as poetry editor two years ago, that I wanted to make sure we covered poetry in translation, and I’d be lying if I said I was pleased with our level of coverage.

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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This morning, south Florida awoke to temperatures in the upper fifties. Panic ensued. There was a run on firewood and snow tires. Natives were seen frantically digging through closets for the coats that have been stored for roughly 10 months. I have no idea how we’ll react to the double whammy of slightly chilly weather and the end of daylight savings time.

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Jessica Smith wrote a post about the incivility in the comment stream at Ron Silliman’s blog, and in comment streams in general. Silliman has since turned off his comments, and I can’t say I blame him. Comment streams can become ugly places, especially when you get the kind of traffic Silliman does, and you can find yourself spending so much time moderating that you don’t have time to do anything else.

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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So, as Stephen mentioned in a recent Daily Rumpus, we’ll be doing a poetry version of the Rumpus Book Club. We’re in the early stages at present, but we’ll make more announcements as we start to nail things down.

I’m more a fan of Wendell Berry’s prose than his poetry (though I like both), but there’s no denying that he’s been a major voice in in poetry for the last 50 years, so it was heartening to see him take back his papers in protest from the University of Kentucky over its decision to ally itself with the coal industry.

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Check out this terrific interview with Amy King at Huffington Post on the current “Femininaissance” in poetry.

Artifice Mag muses on summer reading and wants to know what you’re reading this summer.

Dante Michaux on “What’s American about American Poetry?”

Another year, different drama over the Oxford Poetry Professorship.

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