Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears


The deadline for entry into the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg poetry prizes is nearing. These are some of the most generous poetry prizes available, and they give a large number of them every year. The Rumpus interviewed Mary Rosenberg last March to discuss the prizes and how she approaches poetry in general.

As someone who seems, at first glance, to be a literary type, I probably shouldn’t admit that I’ve never been able to finish James Joyce’s Ulysses. Maybe I’ll finally be able to.

Project Verse announces its winner: Congratulations to Emily Van Duyne.

This applies to any form of writing, but since I’m a poet, I’m going to claim it for poetry workshops.

If your local windmills aren’t pissing you off enough to tilt at them, have a go at this one.

Conversely, you can join Push-Ups For Poetry, or you know, subscribe to your favorite journals. One a month is usually equivalent to a cheap evening out.

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 →