Posts by: Zoë Ruiz

Isaac is Buzzfeed’s First Books Editor

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Brace yourself, San Francisco. Former Rumpus managing editor and current Rumpus co-owner Isaac Fitzgerald is moving to New York City to become BuzzFeed’s first books editor.

What will this new books section look like?

 He foresees a section built on “shareable content” and personal essays from authors — “things that people want to share but also can connect with,” he said.

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Welcome Jonterri Gadson!

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We’re thrilled to introduce Jonterri Gadson, the newest addition to our Rumpus team! Jonterri is our assistant poetry editor and will be helping out with all things related to original poetry! She is a magnificent poet and person and we think you’ll be quite fond of her.

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I’m back in Los Angeles!

Yesterday I got coffee with Jim Gavin and Homer, the basset hound he’s pet sitting. Unlike me, Jim doesn’t usually pet sit. He usually writes and teaches and if you’ve been reading this column, you know that I really like his short story collection Middle Men.

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I texted my friend at midnight: Are you still at the party? My friend said she still was there, she was in the garden, and there were a lot of familiar faces. I showed up and she was right, there were a lot of familiar faces. I’m constantly telling myself I’m an outsider.

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I described my body in terms of my illness. My body was only chronic muscle and joint pain. It was 10-plus pain and exhausted. This was when I was bedridden, desperate and my mind was telling me, This is it. This is your life.

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I’ve been housesitting and labeled my week here as a writer’s retreat. I haven’t quite gotten used to the coffee maker, so I put way too much coffee in the machine and drink two cups, which I’m beginning to see now is really six cups.

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