Posts by: Stephen Elliott
Wal-Mart is asking workers and customers to donate food for its needy employees.
“Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner,” reads a sign accompanied by several plastic bins.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer first reported on the food drive, which has sparked outrage in the area.
Join us for The Rumpus/Guernica Holiday Spectacular in New York City, December 9, 7 to 11pm.
Co-Hosted by Buzzfeed Books.
Featuring music by Alina Simone, readings from Geoff Dyer and Saeed Jones, and comedy by Janine Brito.
Plus, the world’s greatest Secret Santa....more
Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler, the literal version. After the jump....more
“I called Adult Protective Services right after talking to Margaret Mary, and I explained the situation. I said that she had just been let go from her job as a professor at Duquesne, that she was given no severance or retirement benefits, and that the reason she was having trouble taking care of herself was because she was living in extreme poverty....more
The Weekly Rumpus goes out today, featuring a new Lonely Voice from Peter Orner, short fiction by Lauren Grodstein, Steve Almond’s interview with a former student, original poems by Kelly Davio, and a review of How To Slowly Kill Yourself And Others In America by Kiese Laymon....more
Here is a partial example of our Weekly Rumpus PDF. You can subscribe monthly here, or don’t subscribe and purchase yearly here. The Weekly Rumpus PDF is sent out every Wednesday as an email attachment. If you have an iPad or iPhone you can subscribe via the iTunes store here. Free partial copy from September 18 after the jump....more
We don’t usually link to stuff like this, after all, we’re a literary site. But we’re also full of contradictions....more
We also want to point out that 14 of the other 22 people on the list have appeared in The Rumpus as poets, reviewers and interview subjects, or have had their books reviewed here....more
1. My Adidas – Run DMC: The kids are ten years old, smoking in a park....more