Lidia is a longtime Rumpus contributor and interviewee (for a taste of both, see her interview with Dear Sugar). She’s the author of the novel Dora: A Headcase and the memoir The Chronology of Water, the latter of which was a Rumpus Book Club pick back in 2011....more
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Roger Ebert had this elegance about him that made us all want to be like him....more
Are you a true music nerd who wants to help out with team Rumpus Music? Then we’d like to hear from you!
We’re seeking rad aspiring music writers to help transcribe interviews, write blog posts, input entries into WordPress and assist with other general admin duties....more
Have you ever wondered who Ted Wilson is? What his day is like? Who he talks to? What he eats for dinner? What he looks like in a bathing suit?
Well, you can know everything about him when you become him for a day!...more
Poetry editor of the Birmingham Arts Journal, Irene has written two novels for kids: Leaving Gee’s Bend and Don’t Feed the Boy. Dear Wandering Wildebeest, forthcoming in 2014, is her third collection of poetry—but her first collection of poetry for young readers....more
Chloe Caldwell is a Rumpus contributor and interviewee. Her essay collection Legs Get Led Astray and her e-book The New Age Camp both came out last year, and she has written for Salon, The Nervous Breakdown, xoJane, Freerange Nonfiction, and several other noteworthy publications....more
Elissa Bassist is the editor of our Funny Women column. Her writing has appeared here on The Rumpus, in The New York Times, NYMag.com, The Paris Review Daily, The Daily Beast, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Salon, Creative Nonfiction, and most recently in Get Out of My Crotch, a collection of twenty-one writers responding to America’s war on women’s rights and reproductive health....more
Building on our Last Book I Loved series, we’re teaming up to highlight Tumblr writers and the books they love.
Got a book you can’t stop thinking about? Send us a writeup – a little bit book review and a lot about why you loved it – along with a short bio....more
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, August 28, 1963:...more
We are observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today, and will be watching the second inauguration of President Barack Obama....more