The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Tom Sleigh about his new book, Station Zed,, how reportage and the surreal can combine inside a poem, and secularizing the mysteries of death, redemption, and resurrection. ...more
The Americans is no self-help book, no guide to suburban living. Rather, [it] offers all of us a chance to examine the places we make our homes, to remember what these places might mean in the context of American history, and to consider how they might shape American culture....more
Poet Miller Williams has died at the age of 84. I only knew him as a teacher—he’s the reason I went to the University of Arkansas for my MFA, and I remember my voice shaking as I introduced myself to him in 1999.
Melissa Adamo received her MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers-Newark University and is currently a staff writer for English Kills Review. Her poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in Per Contra, Mezzo Cammin, and Modern Language Studies. Follow her word-thoughts on writing and Buffy the Vampire Slayer @adamopoeting