James Crews reviews Jared Carter’s Darkened Rooms of Summer today in Rumpus Poetry....more
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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
Jeannine Hall Gailey reviews Rachel Zucker’s the pedestrians today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Patrick James Dunagan reviews Fred Moten’s The Feel Trio today in Rumpus Poetry....more
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Keetje Kuipers about her new book The Keys to the Jail, alter egos, landscapes, political poems, and how the fictionalized and the real inhabit the same space....more
Nick Morrissey reviews Katy Didden’s The Glacier’s Wake today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Molly Sutton Kiefer reviews Martha Silano’s Reckless Lovely today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Barbara Berman reviews Philip Schultz’s The Wherewithal A Novel in Verse today in Rumpus Poetry....more
James Crews reviews David Axelrod’s Folly today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Why is offering book recommendations so hard? People solicit book recommendations from their well-read friends all the time, but too often we’re left seemingly stumped to provide them with the best book possible. Swapna Krishna over at BookRiot points out its not because we don’t know about good books, but the opposite:
The fact is that there are just too many good books out there, and I want to recommend all of them to the person at a party who asked a question they thought was innocuous.
Tova Gannana reviews Frances Justine Post’s Beast today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Lisa Williams reviews Saskia Hamilton’s Corridor today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Melissa Leigh Gore reviews Kamilah Aisha Moon’s She Has a Name today in Rumpus Poetry....more
The more tools that we get for communication and collaboration, the more we’re taking reading and writing — these really solitary pursuits — and building communities around them for connection and conversation.
Rachel Fershleiser gives a smashing TED Talk about John Green, non-profit budgets, and how the Internet has given shape to a community of readers and writers....more
Benjamin Landry reviews Gillian Conoley’s Peace today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Sean Singer reviews Kevin Simmonds’s Bend To It today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Inspiration comes from many sources, including the books we read. As we internalize other authors’s work, they inevitably influence our writing (often without us ever knowing). The novelist Kim Triedman explores the relationship writers have to the books they read at Beyond the Margins:
As writers, we read and are enriched, see possibilities for language – syntax and rhythm, repetition and rhyme and enjambment – where before there were none.
Kent Shaw reviews Nick Twemlow’s Palm Trees today in Rumpus Poetry....more