Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears


Barbara Jane Reyes has a good response to the New Yorker article on MFA programs I posted earlier.

At Harriet, Don Share takes on poetry reviews, even though he’s tired of the whole story. I took his post as an opportunity to expound on my own reviewing policies, both as reviewer and editor.

Sam Witt asks “Who cares about poetry?” The answer probably won’t surprise you, but the article is still good.

And this isn’t limited to poetry, but it’s wordplay all the same–a chance to pun in public and not get slapped.

I’m off next Saturday while I move house. There will be a temp, so treat whoever it is kindly while I’m gone.
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 →