Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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The Sycamore Review paid someone for a poem. It cost them a quarter and the poem was written on a bar napkin. Sounds like a worthwhile trade.

Kent Johnson on The New British School

Publishing an e-version of your book? Prepare to be boarded.

I think this is a terrific way to get poetry out and recognized, and I think the grad student who’s worried about “branded advertising” needs to be careful or he’ll choke on his own sense of self-importance.

Typo 13 is available; here’s a sample from Carolyn Guinzio.

And finally, Ron Silliman on the baseball playoffs.

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 →