Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Jim Murdoch’s piece on the reader’s responsibility to breathe life into poems is fascinating. At the very least, it’s a good metaphor for people who teach poetry to those who don’t read it much.

Here’s a look back–way back–at some really early poetry.

C. Dale Young gives you a little taste of Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s new book. We’ll be reviewing it here, and interviewing Gabrielle in the very near future. (That’s what we call a teaser.)

We’ve got something very similar in the works with Rebecca Wolff.

Mark Scroggins gives a high recommendation to the latest issue of Parnassus, and not just because he’s in it. Perhaps they could be the next in line for the subscribe to one journal a month project.

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 →