Poetry

National Poetry Month Day 1: “To Proceed, You Must First Understand” by Barbara Jane Reyes

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Welcome to National Poetry Month 2015! For the last six years, we here at The Rumpus have run a new poem every day in April (and often into May) to celebrate this under-appreciated art form. We’ve tried to be diverse in our choices, both in terms of the poets whose work we’ve featured and in the styles (or schools, if you will) of poetry we pulled from.

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Coming in April from The Rumpus Book Clubs

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We’re very excited about our selections for April, and we hope that you will be as well. Maybe so excited that if you aren’t a member yet, you’ll become one. (Also, a book club subscription makes a great gift. Seriously.)

On the fiction side, we’ll be reading Julie Iromuanya’s debut novel Mr.

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One American Death Threat and Disaster

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It is difficult to tell when Goldsmith is being genuine. That is the nature of his work, which he has suggested people don’t need to read to understand, and of his online presence. ...more

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The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show #9: Ross Gay

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In Episode 9 of The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, Dave Roderick talks with poet Ross Gay chats about his new collection, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, gardening, and "the discipline of joy." ...more