Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears


alligator-at-doorPoetry is good for your face, but you need to make sure you rub it all the way in.

Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog, is having some problems with commenters. I wonder why we don’t?

Steven Fama has a few choice words for the Pulitzer Committee.

John Ashbery on the importance of poetry: “Its beauty is its impracticality. It’s also a way of connecting with our lives in a way which I don’t see any way of doing otherwise. It’s not only the daily emotional life but also the life of our dreams.”

Britain’s next Poet Laureate? Here’s hoping, given the other favorite.

And finally, A Compulsive Reader revisits #amazonfail and assesses the other options out there. The Rumpus proudly supports Powells.

Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →