Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears


Happy 121st Birthday, T.S. Eliot. Edward Byrne talks about Eliot’s careful control of where and how his poetry appeared, especially as regards anthologies.

Joel Brouwer explores the concept of the speed review. What I want to know is why I’m not getting more books in the mail. I organize the poetry reviews here, people! (poetry-at-therumpus-dot-net, mmmkay?)

Shara Lessley talks about one recent MacArthur grant winner, Heather McHugh. I think McHugh might be the only MacArthur Fellow I’ve ever met in person.

Kent Johnson discusses why (in an oblique way) it’s good to be careful about charging plagiarism in creative work.

This is an interesting way to link poems in a journal when they wouldn’t otherwise be linked.

And finally, Alicia Jo Rabins and Gabrielle Calvocoressi (The Rumpus will have a special combo with her coming soon) are doing something really cool over at The Owls. You should check it out.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone.
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 →