Posts by: Stephen Elliott

A Man In Love

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Quotes from Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle Book Two:

“For if there was one thing I had learned over the last six months it was that what all writing was about was writing. Therein lay all its value. Yet I wanted to have more of what came in its wake because public attention is a drug, the need it satisfies is artificial, but once you have had a taste of it you want more.” (pg.

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Submitting Work

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Generally we don’t do lists. We don’t link to lists. It’s just… We don’t know it just seemed better when we started The Rumpus if we avoided them. The way it’s not a bad idea to smoke crack once or twice but it’s a bad idea to smoke crack.

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The Monthly Book Report

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Book-ReviewsNEW! Sign up for The Rumpus Book Report, a monthly newsletter edited by Books Editor Brian Hurley with Poetry Editor Brian Spears.The Book Report will give you a summary of all the book coverage that month on The Rumpus. Free!

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The Saddest Story I’ve Ever Read

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“She began to nod. She was holding onto a carton of milk. It would spill. Like diarrhea-in-the-bed all over again. Another mess. The daughter tried to take the carton of milk away. She… held on defiantly.” – From I Want To Live by Thom Jones

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