Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears


wood-game-consoleCongratulations 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.

What does it really mean that fewer people are reading poetry?

Annie Finch defends occasional poetry.

And lastly, but most importantly, if you can help in any way with the search for Craig Arnold, whether through donations or spreading the word or simply sending good thoughts, please do so.

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 →