Ada Limon

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Ada Limón


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Ada Limón about her new book Bright Dead Things, writing love poems in an age of cynicism, and committing to places. ...more

January O'Neil - Photo Credit Rachel Eliza Griffiths

The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show #12: January Gill O’Neil


In Episode 12 of The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, January Gill O'Neil chats about her new collection, Misery Islands, writing pop culture into poetry, and the Red Sox. ...more


Remarks On Walking Around in Boston


As you walk, you become intensely aware in two directions. There is the outer world, and there is your head space. It is not necessary or possible really to keep strict focus on one or the other. They blend together. ...more

Yellowface in Poetry


There’s a storm in the poetry world, this one set off by the bio in Best American Poetry 2015 of Michael Derrick Hudson, who has been publishing under the name Yi-Fen Chou. I’m not here to talk about the poem, or about how (at least) silly the notion of collecting some poems from the previous year and calling them the “best” of anything is.



The Rumpus Review of [insert] boy by Danez Smith


In this sense, the book is a “coming-of-age” story and “spiritual quest” as much as a seething commentary on the catastrophe effected by the disease of contemporary racism and white supremacy. ...more

Screenshot 2015-08-29 12.27.03

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Jonathan Travelstead


I try to...consider the writing process as seriously as I do entering a house with black smoke puffing from its eaves. ...more