Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Austin Kleon’s Newspaper Blackout site (along the same lines as his book) is worth checking out. He’s also a more than fair Twitterer.

Via Harriet, Andrea Lingenfelter talks about “teaching Bay Area children to translate from Chinese and do concrete poetry—at the same time!” I’ve just recently (like, hours ago) seen some very similar work, and it’s fascinating stuff.

Barbara Jane Reyes on the changes at Harriet.

Jessica Smith has taken on the impossible task of listing contemporary women poets writing in or translated into English. It’s a great list, and she could use help in compiling it.

Julie Sheehan reads “Interruption by Singapore Sling” from her latest book, Bar Book.

Brian Spears


Brian Spears's first collection of poetry, A Witness in Exile, is now available through Louisiana Literature Press, and at his personal website. He is Senior Poetry Editor at The Rumpus. More from this author →