Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears


lust3It’s a somber weekend, for obvious reasons, but there’s a lot going on in the poetry world, and I’m here to give it to you.

Derek Wolcott’s past rears its ugly head in the race for the Oxford professorship of poetry, as well as to the offices of Cherwell, a student newspaper. Poets know how to throw elbows too.

One of the more prominent university presses–Louisiana State University Press–is in danger from state budget cuts.

Congratulations to the winners of the 21st Annual Triangle Awards, which honor the best in LGBT fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

And finally, Wislawa Symborska’s advice to one poet: “Let’s take the wings off and try writing on foot, shall we?”

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 →