Posts Tagged: ALS

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Rosalie Moffett


Rosalie Moffett discusses her new collection June in Eden, writing humor in poetry, using contemporary references, and trying to understand the world. ...more

Word of the Day: Agastopia


(n.); admiration of a particular part of the body

ALS constitutes progressive imprisonment without parole. First you lose the use of a digit or two; then a limb; then and almost inevitably, all four.

—Tony Judt, Night

The human body is beautiful; this has been an accepted truth throughout the ages and can be observed everywhere in art, literature, science, and even in daily discussion.