Books

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 Ability to Pass Becomes Her Cage: Talking with SJ Sindu

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SJ Sindu discusses her new novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, queer readings of Hindu scriptures, and issues of privilege and power. ...more

How We Cycle through Our Lives: Talking with Chelsey Clammer

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Chelsey Clammer discusses her new essay collection, Circadian, her writing process, and the body as text. ...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

Disease Cloaked in Ambition: Gorilla and the Bird by Zack McDermott

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Gorilla and the Bird is an important resource for anyone impacted by the scope of bipolar disorder, as well as those who want to learn more about it. ...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

Our Own Bodies: A Conversation with JoAnna Novak

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JoAnna Novak discusses her novel, I Must Have You, eating disorders, and writing characters that challenge our expectations of how women should behave. ...more

What to Read When: A Holiday Book-Gifting Guide

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Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family, from recent 2017 releases to longtime literary loves. ...more

Call and Response: A Conversation with Hannah Tinti

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Hannah Tinti discusses how The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley came into being, the formation of its characters, and how twelve scars and the celestial heavens help give this book structure and heft. ...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

The Night Is Itself a Novel: Talking with Lidija Dimkovska

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Lidija Dimkovska discusses A Spare Life, living through the break-up of Yugoslavia, her writing style, and where she now feels most at home. ...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

It’s Only a Matter of Time: A Conversation with Jack Driscoll

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Jack Driscoll discusses The Goat Fish and the Lover’s Knot, "the impermanence of everything," and how he chooses his characters' names. ...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

At the Boundaries of Genre: Talking with Lily Hoang

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Lily Hoang discusses her first essay collection, A Bestiary, the importance of genre, and the lessons of teaching. ...more

Claiming Space: A Conversation with Elizabeth Crane

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Elizabeth Crane discusses her latest collection, Turf, how where she has lived has shaped her work, and why she loves writing in first-person plural. ...more

What to Read When: A Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

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Rumpus editors recommend the best books to gift children, from new releases to classics they cherished through their own childhoods. ...more

Drawing Close to the Void: Talking with Patty Yumi Cottrell

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Patty Yumi Cottrell discusses her debut novel, Sorry to Disrupt the Peace, how she accesses "the enraptured state" to write, and dreaming as an art form. ...more

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Lola StVil

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Lola StVil discusses her latest novel, Girls Like Me, how her characters demand to be written, what her family thinks of her writing career, and why representation is essential. ...more