Blogs

Looking for Ghosts: A Conversation with John Freeman

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John Freeman discusses his debut collection of poetry, Maps, displacement, empathy, and trying to find a way forward in the nation and the world. ...more

Rumpus Original Fiction: Seasonal Work

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[T]he thing about Gary was that he could believe what he needed to believed when he needed to believe it. So, technically, he never lied. ...more

Carving Out Enough Space on the Cloud: Talking with Hanif Abdurraqib

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Hanif Abdurraqib discusses They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, honoring survival by showing up, and refusing to be governed by genre. ...more

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Barbara Jane Reyes

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Barbara Jane Reyes discusses her new collection Invocation to Daughters, poly-vocality in poetry, and the importance of centering women's voices. ...more

The Thread: Ways of Being Seen

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Can you see it now? Is the image different in your mind yet? A thing you can’t unsee. ...more

Barbara Berman’s 2017 Holiday Poetry Shout-Out

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Barbara Berman offers gift recommendations for the poets on your holiday shopping list. ...more

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Aurvi Sharma

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Aurvi Sharma discusses her memoir-in-progress, finding inspiration in ancient women’s voices, and writing against erasure. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #112: Roz Chast

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" I think when you really love something, you notice the minutiae. It’s partly how you make something your own." ...more

Sound & Vision: Anthony DeCurtis

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Allyson McCabe talks with Anthony DeCurtis, author and music journalist, about the art of the interview, his friendship with Lou Reed, and teaching in the digital age. ...more

Going Off-Script: A Conversation with Mandy Len Catron

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Mandy Len Catron discusses How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays, what makes for a thoughtful love story, and the politics of love. ...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Jon McGregor

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Jon McGregor discusses his newest novel, Reservoir 13, his writing process, and why he chose not to sidestep the "missing girl" trope. ...more