Posts Tagged: Bestiary

What to Read When You Want a Fresh Start


In keeping with the spirit of the New Year holiday, we've put together a list of books that deal with new beginnings—and the unexpected twists and turns that come after. ...more

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Erika L. Sánchez


Erika L. Sánchez discusses her new collection Lessons on Expulsion, pushing back against sexism and misogyny, being a troublemaker, and donkeys. ...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Febos


Melissa Febos discusses her new book Abandon Me, choosing to be celibate for six months, letting go of our own mythologies, and the sexist reaction women receive when they write nonfiction. ...more

Poem of the Day: “Self-Portrait as a Door” by Donika Kelly


Donika Kelly’s debut collection, Bestiary, was an extremely notable release from 2016; longlisted for the National Book Award, the collection operates as a collection of creatures, refusing clear definition in favor of fluid identification that reaches out with stretched hands to pull everything in and let everything flow out, be it in blood or song.