Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears


Blogging in the poetry world tends to slow in the summer months in my experience, but we’re not quite there yet, so there’s plenty of bloggy goodness from this week. Here’s a taste.

Charles Bernstein asks if art criticism is fifty years behind poetry.

Mark Scroggins revels in A. O. Scott’s takedown of “Angels and Demons.”

Barbaba Jane Reyes says some very nice things about Elizabeth Alexander’s recent reading at Fort Mason in San Francisco.

Jerome Rothenberg reminds us of and excerpts a piece by Karl Young on an “Ideal Anthology.”

Christopher Frizzelle does some research to help readers understand Heather McHugh’s latest poem to appear in The New Yorker.

Brian Spears

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 →