Saturday Morning Links


Winter has finally come to south Florida, by which I mean it’s a nipple-hardening 51 degrees Fahrenheit as I type this and you can discern the locals from the transplants by the size (or lack) of the coats they’re wearing.

Quoting Catullus in a text message can get you into trouble, depending on what part you quote.

Paul Constant: “It’s a soul-crushingly awful time to be an author, I guess is my point.”

A good, basic Q&A on writing and publishing at HTMLGIANT

Richard Nash says “publishing will never be stable again.” He and Paul Constant should have a beer together. (Via Linebreak)

And finally, in the spirit of Thanksgiving and with the end of the decade looming, I am thankful that we here at The Rumpus don’t do lists, even if Umberto Eco thinks they’re the origin of culture.

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 →