Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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I really had planned on doing this column ahead of time last week, but Friday night found me under the kitchen sink teaching myself how to unhook a garbage disposal and attempt to unclog pipes with a plumber’s snake. I was not successful. Here are some poetry stories to look at for this week, though.

It’s Sandra Beasley’s turn to answer ten questions on poets and technology.

Don Share writes about Erik Anderson and the pastoral.

Barbara Jane Reyes on Diane di Prima’s talk at the San Francisco Public Library.

And finally, an update on the Rumpus Poetry Book Club. We had a meeting this week and worked out some of the details, and talked about upcoming books (as soon as we get official agreements from the poets and publishers we’ll announce them). If everything works out as planned, we’ll have a stunning range of poetic voices on display in this club. Exciting times.

Speaking of which, your twitter follow recommendation for this week is, no surprise, Rumpus Poetry, the twitter account of the Rumpus Poetry Book Club. Hope to see you there!

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 →