Posts by: Isaac Fitzgerald

An Announcement

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On May 1st I will be stepping away from the position of managing editor at The Rumpus. I will remain a co-owner and, of course, a member of The Rumpus’s ever-growing family of writers and editors. My four years at The Rumpus have been some of the most fulfilling years of my life. I started working […]

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Get Out of My Crotch

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Cherry Bomb Books (a forthcoming imprint of Bona Fide Books) is seeking writers for a nonfiction collection tentatively titled Get Out of My Crotch, a response to the current legislation and language concerning women’s health, including reproductive health but also their general health and well-being. Contributors include Roxane Gay, Katha Pollitt, Lola McClure (author of […]

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Memorial Day

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We’re going to take it easy today, but we’ve still got some great pieces for y’all. Don’t miss “OG Dad #6” from Jerry Stahl, or this heartbreaking illustrated story by artist Jason Novak. See you tomorrow!

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“Fuck Friday Night Lights

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“It’s just very hard when you write something that young and it becomes that successful, for reasons of luck, or having the right timing or the right execution. I was 35, and now, at 57, I hear someone mention that book virtually once a day. It was not the best book I ever wrote.” Mother […]

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Horn! Reviews

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HORN! REVIEWS: Wild Kevin Thomas reviews our March Rumpus Book Club selection, Cheryl Strayed’s WILD, Rumpus-Comics style. [Sidenote: We believe this is the best review to date of Cheryl’s wildly (see what we did there?) successful book. Granted, we’re biased, but whose beliefs aren’t?]

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“The courts were our family’s livelihood…”

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“Yet for Wallace, tennis entails intense aloneness, standing seventy-eight feet away from one’s opponent, warring within and against one’s own brain. Tennis represents an entirely individual struggle to wrest control from the mind: to be at once fully conscious of oneself and yet able to stop thinking.” A Paris Review essay by A-J Aronstein about […]

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Sugar Face

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We’ve posted a new Dear Sugar! Hooray! Today’s column is the first to go live since it was announced that Sugar is, in fact, author Cheryl Strayed. As a celebration we’re revealing the full shot that the usual Sugar photo is cropped from. Yes, those hands holding snow (yes, it’s snow, not sugar) we’re all […]

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Stephen Elliott in Berlin

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Director and Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott has been spotted (proudly sporting his Rumpus tattoo) alongside actress Ashley Hinshaw in Berlin. Elliott and Hinshaw are both in Germany for the international premier of Cherry. Click here to learn more about the film.

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Yesterday

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We experienced a few technical difficulties yesterday, but we’re back today and will be updating regularly once again. Thank you all, as always, for reading The Rumpus!

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Kottke ♥

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“Just like they did last year, The Rumpus shares some of the stories of the players participating in the Super Bowl in a way that isn’t as syrupy as Bob Costas.” Over at Internet-powerhouse kottke.org Jason gives some love to J. Ryan Stradal’s “A Super Bowl Preview For People Who Don’t Know Football,” which we […]

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R.I.P. Wislawa Szymborska

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“Wislawa Szymborska, a gentle and reclusive Polish poet who won the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature, died on Wednesday in Krakow, Poland. She was 88.” Learn more about Szymborska’s life and achievements here.

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The Poets Strike Back

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On Sunday we published “Ten Reasons Not to Sleep with a Poet,” but today poets are striking back in the comments section (led no doubt by our pals over at The Poetry Foundation) and vocally defending why you should bed a bard. So, what do you think? Sex with sonnetists, or do you practice abstinence […]

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About Cherry

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Today we posted stills from Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott’s forthcoming film, Cherry. Are you curious to learn more about the movie? Click here.

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Today’s the Day

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“I got this urge to get back to sending paper letters, and I also knew a lot of authors who I knew would be really excited about it.” The Today Show website gives some love to Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott’s latest artistic proposition, Letters in the Mail. (The article also warns its readers that some […]

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