Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears


The great MFA usefulness debate continues with a piece by Lev Raphael. (Here’s my contribution if you’re interested.)

Barbara Jane Reyes gives Reginald Dwayne Betts’ book four of five stars. I agree completely, and I’m using Shahid Reads His Own Palm in one of my classes this fall.

Neil de la Flor (who we interviewed here) interviews Steven Cordova.

When I see the words “are e-books bad for,” I tend to reach for a bottle to smash over my head, but this entry isn’t so bad.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil talks about the haibun.

And finally, if you’re interested in writing about poetry, whether reviews of collections or about individual poems, send me a note. It’s the same offer as the one in the post below this one, but send to [email protected] Please don’t hammer Isaac with poetry stuff–he’s got too much to do as it is.

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 →