Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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It’s been a long week, what with the Haiti blogging and my return to classes, but there’s still been some noteworthy poetry blogging this week.

A sarcasm punctuation mark? I wonder how audiences at poetry readings would be able to tell when the poet used one?

A Compulsive Reader has a thoughtful post on, well, reading, especially how much one reads.

Antonia Windsor tours Derek Walcott’s St. Lucia.

In local (to me) news, the Palm Beach Poetry Festival is taking over Delray Beach, Florida.

Twitter follow recommendation this week is T R Hummer, poet and musician and proprietor of Americamera.

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 →