Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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I love Philip Larkin’s “An Arundel Tomb.” He hated it. On a side note, I really love that the BBC is willing to spend 30 minutes on the story behind a single poem.

This is, I think, a good way to approach an online poetry journal–make it something other than a paper journal transferred onto a website.

Sherman Alexie hates the Kindle.

Google has now digitized ten million books. Presumably, none of them are poetry collections by Sherman Alexie.

Daniel Nester loves The Outfield’s “Your Love.” And why not? I saw them play in Fayetteville when I was in grad school–they were pretty good.

I’m going to start including a link to someone I think you should be following on Twitter. This week: John Williams of Linebreak. If you have suggestions for people I should follow on Twitter, leave them in comments or email me at poetry-AT-therumpus-DOT-net.

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 →