Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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We mourn the death of poet Leslie Scalapino. Our condolences to her family and friends, and to all who were moved by her work.

PEN American announced the release of Burmese poet Saw Wei, imprisoned for “inducing crime against public tranquility” for one of his poems. That’s one of the highest compliments you can pay a poet, I think.

Powerful guest post at Big Other by Jennifer Bartlett about a disabled poetics.

Michael David Lukas at Virginia Quarterly Review writes about how author interviews have changed in the email age.

Reb Livingston and Hoa Nguyen have a chat at We Who Are About to Die.

I don’t know if I’ve ever recommended that people follow Paul Lisicky on Twitter, but if I haven’t, it’s a fail whale of an oversight. And since I haven’t done one of these recommendations in a while, follow D. W. Lichtenberg too.

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 →