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Dedicate Your No-Trump Vote: Robin Black


In a world in which it is okay for our president to mock a man with disabilities, we might well never see again the ultimately beautiful sight of a classroom of children disowning their own cruelty, choosing to be on the side of decency and care. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Jonathan Corcoran


Jonathan Corcoran discusses his debut collection The Rope Swing, Appalachian writing communities, getting disowned by his family for coming out, and his father's death. ...more


The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Jericho Parms


What is lost still has substance, is malleable, can take on new impressions, and be molded again to our experience, often resulting in the most lasting force that determines how we see the world. ...more

Photograph by Beowulf Sheehan

Fair Dancin’ Mad: A Scottish Town Fights Trump


Councilor Ford pauses to catch his breath. “For goodness sakes do not elect [Trump]. It would be a catastrophe. Not only for the United States but for the world.” ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Saleem Haddad


Saleem Haddad discusses his debut novel Guapa, the Orlando shootings, the importance of queer spaces, and Arab literature. ...more


#Betrayal: On Instagram, Is Hell Other Women?


Instagram: an app powerful enough to blow a million Think Pieces to smithereens in everything it says about female relations. ...more

America Again feature

America Again


I felt urgently that it was the moment to tell the story of what I’ve learned about American music—or maybe about being an American. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Emily Barton


Emily Barton discusses dieselpunk, genderqueer magic, and the collaboration between reader and writer in her latest novel, The Book of Esther. ...more


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Janice N. Harrington


Janice N. Harrington on her new collection Primitive and critiquing the use of "primitive" to describe African American folk art. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Brit Bennett


Brit Bennett discusses her debut novel The Mothers, investigating “what-if” moments, and navigating racism in white spaces. ...more

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview with Tommy Pico


The more of us there are out here sharing our work and telling our own stories and flying our freak flags, being our intricate, strange, and idiosyncratic selves, the less power the monolith has. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Brian Booker


Brian Booker discusses his debut collection Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, giving characters strange and unusual names, and sleeping sickness. ...more


The Rumpus Review of Bridget Jones’s Baby


Perhaps Bridget fans who watched the movies but never read the books might not find this movie to be such a hard blow... But those who read the books—and those who loved the pilgrim soul in Bridget—will feel the loss more keenly. ...more

ABC Miscarriage feature

A Man’s ABCs of Miscarriage


I once heard the only thing faster than the speed of light is the speed of thought, and I wonder if simply thinking about Sawyer’s sister until my head hurts could get us to the place we fear talking about. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Max Porter


Max Porter discusses his debut novel, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, literary genres, and the changing roles of editors. ...more


Dedicate Your No-Trump Vote: Michelle Hoover


You see, when a man believes he has the power to grant a woman personhood by admiring her looks or her body’s use to him... he also believes he has the power to take it away. Trump believes he has this power. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Abigail Ulman


Abigail Ulman talks about her debut collection Hot Little Hands, the limitations of the cultural narrative, her paralyzing pre-publication fears, and why she loves adolescent narrators. ...more

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Fairy Tales, Trauma, Writing into Dissociation


Our bodies are incredible and intelligent things. ...more