Posts by: Julie Marie Wade

Poetry That Makes You Nearly Miss the Plane: The Complete Works of Pat Parker edited by Julie R. Enszer

By

In other words, sometimes we need to be jolted out of our predictable behaviors and routines. We need the kind of reading that scatters us, pulls and weaves our cerebral, emotional, and visceral chains. ...more

Blur, Cross, Pulverize, Confront, Remember: Talking with James Allen Hall

By

James Allen Hall on I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, unmaking boundaries, and book titles. ...more

The Queer Valentine of the Century: Jenny Johnson’s In Full Velvet

By

In Full Velvet offers the truth of a woman’s life—the queer truth, the queer rose, the queer valentine. And everything is different after that moment of initiation, instantiation. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Dawn Lundy Martin

By

Dawn Lundy Martin discusses her most recent collection, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life, the intersections between poetry and social justice, her wide variety of inspirations, and bathroom gender binaries. ...more

The Rumpus Interview With Brenda Miller

By

Author Brenda Miller discusses the lyric essay, her "poet self" who always bleeds through, and what she's writing about next. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Campbell McGrath

By

Campbell McGrath talks about his new collection, XX: Poems For The Twentieth Century, capitalism, history, and what it might mean to write a wordless poem. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Karen Salyer McElmurray

By

Karen Salyer McElmurray talks about academia, the relationship between flaws and perfection, writing memoir, and the "tapestry" of writers who inspire her. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Les Standiford

By

Prolific writer and Director of the FIU Creative Writing Program Les Standiford takes a look back at his career in books, including Water to the Angels and Bringing Adam Home, and tells us what's next. ...more

2

The Rumpus Interview with Paul Griner

By

Paul Griner talks about his newest novel, Second Life, his just-released story collection Hurry Please I Want to Know, putting real life into fiction, and whether creative writing can be taught. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Susanne Paola Antonetta

By

Poet and memoirist Susanne Paola Antonetta discusses literary bias, feminism, and the origin of her nom de plume. ...more

1

The Books of A Midsummer Night’s Press

By

Julie Marie Wade explores the amazing work done by A Midsummer Night's Press. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Daisy Hernández

By

Daisy Hernández talks about her new memoir, A Cup of Water Under My Bed, feminism, bilingual writing, and working in both the fiction and nonfiction genres. ...more