Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Have you heard? The Rumpus is a place for poetry. (My own thoughts on this subject here.)

If you’re looking for a journal to subscribe to, Gulf Coast is a really good option.

Greg Gerke, who just reviewed Kim Chinquee’s Pretty for us, asks why short works aren’t often considered ambitious.

Don Share responds to Ron Silliman’s post on the Poet Laureate.

When I was more of a political blogger, I used to dream about long rambling comment threads. Then I got swarmed by some trolls one time, and while I had fun changing their attacking posts to read things like “I eat my own farts,” I also realized that an active comments thread is often a major pain in the ass. Which is a roundabout way of saying read this post by Jennifer Knox at the Best American Poetry blog.

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 →