Charlotte Pence reviews David Caplan’s Rhyme’s Challenge: Hip Hop, Poetry, and Contemporary Rhyming Culture today in Rumpus Poetry....more
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Julie Marie Wade reviews Simone Muench’s Wolf Centos today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Laura Haynes reviews Maria Hummel’s House on Fire today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Did you know that owning 1,000 books or more means you have a problem? We’re all in trouble. Rachel Kramer Brussel explains at The Toast:
Books were far and away the most challenging possessions for me to part with. Unopened Talk magazines, dresses I’d forgotten I’d owned, even CDs I’d once coveted, I said goodbye to without much angst.
Brian Pera reviews Elisa Gabbert’s The Self Unstable today in Rumpus Poetry....more
The Other Side author Lacy M. Johnson talks about the experience of being kidnapped, overcoming trauma, and fighting the George Wills of the world....more
Benjamin Landry reviews George Albon’s Fire Break today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Lois Bassen reviews Bilateral Asymmetry by Don Riggs today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Allyson Paty reviews DJ Dolack’s Whittling a New Face in the Dark today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Author Edan Lepucki talks to the Rumpus about publishing, the craft of writing, teaching, and what to do about the end of the world....more
Richard Joines reviews Rose McLarney’s Its Day Being Gone today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Sean Singer reviews Poetry of Witness The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 by Carolyn Forche and Duncan Wu today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Cynthia Cruz reviews Fanny Howe’s Second Childhood today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Colette Speer reviews Kristin Hatch’s the meatgirl whatever today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Eric Dean Wilson reviews Najwan Darwish’s Nothing More to Lose today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Memoirist and Atlantic Wire blogger Jen Doll talks about weddings, open-bar hijinks, and what does and doesn’t work for her commitment-wise....more
Tova Gannana reviews Peter Campion’s El Dorado today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Barbara Berman reviews Prue Shaw’s Reading Dante From Here to Eternity and Clive James’s translation of The Divine Comedy today in Rumpus Poetry....more
James Crews reviews Jared Carter’s Darkened Rooms of Summer today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Melissa-Leigh Gore reviews Jessica Piazza’s Interrobang today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Call Ishmael’s number: 774.325.0503.
It goes straight to voicemail.
Listen to Ishmael’s short answering machine message. It changes weekly.
Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you have lived.
Have a personal story linked to a book you love that you’re eager to share with the world?...more
Cut to a skip adjacent the River Foyle in Derry, Ireland, where over 100,000, count ‘em, one-hundred thousand, books lie in massive piles, free for the taking.
“It’s heartbreaking to see what was once my life’s work being dumped into a skip but at least the books are being grabbed by members of the public and fair play to them”, [former joint owner of the Bookworm bookshop] said.
Julie Enszer reviews Julie Marie Wade’s When I Was Straight today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Michael Klein reviews Matthew Lippman’s American Chew today in Rumpus Poetry....more
It can be tricky. Let Electric Literature help you figure out the best way to open a new book. There are several different ways to open your next book. Try, for instance:
The Precious: A favorite of collectors who want to keep their books in as near mint condition as possible, The Precious involves only opening pages at a thirty degree angle to ensure the spine never bends.
Caitlin Mackenzie reviews Heather Dobbins’s In the Low Houses today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Kent Shaw reviews Matthew Zapruder’s Sun Bear today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Whether or not we like the contents, most of us agree: books smell pretty good. (For the truly devoted, there’s even a paper-scented perfume you can wear.) The chemistry blog Compound Interest explores what exactly makes books smell so good and what that smell can tell us about a book’s age and condition....more