Poetry

Renovating Reality: A Remembrance of J. D. McClatchy

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To us he was Professor McClatchy, and he presided over our Wednesday afternoon sessions with the grace of an elegant, erudite gentleman.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Poetry

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Rumpus editors share favorite poetry collections as we continue our celebration of National Poetry Month!

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #131: Lisa Wells

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“I always feel like I’m starting over. I don’t know how I ever wrote a poem. I really do have that feeling.”

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Rumpus Exclusive: Para las duras/For the Hard Ones

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Preview Myriam Gurba’s forward to this forthcoming Sapphic Classics reprint, and an original poem from the collection by tatiana de la tierra!

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Reinforcing the Resistance, Aiding the Anxious: Three Poetry Anthologies

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Barbara Berman reviews three social justice oriented poetry anthologies today at The Rumpus.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Tarfia Faizullah

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Tarfia Faizullah discusses her new collection, Registers of Illuminated Villages, mystery stories, the nature of evil, and mourning pages.

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Reading Ferlinghetti in the Age of Trump

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This lesson feels especially relevant to our moment: that it’s possible to be both a frustrated activist and also a present and joyful human being.

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