Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Save the date, Poetry Book Club Members–Monday January 3, 9:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. PST–for the chat with Aimee Nezhukumatathil about her book Lucky Fish. You’ll get the link and the password in your email as the date approaches.

Alizah Salario reports in from the e-book summit.

Amy Lynn Greacen has a nice piece that wanders from baking to formal poetry and goes from there.

Bookslut chats with Reb Livingston of No Tell Motel and No Tell Books.

Leah McLaren has a (slightly) different beef with e-books–it has to do with giving them as gifts.

We don’t do lists here at The Rumpus, but we do like to hear what you have to say on things. We’re crowd-sourcers. So tell us, in the comments, what your favorite poetry collections were from the past year. Limit yourself to books released in 2010, if you don’t mind, and give a short (1 or 2 sentence) description of why they wowed you. If you want an example of what I’m talking about, you can look at the list I put together at my place earlier today. I’ll collate them and try to do something with them sometime next week.

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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 →