Patrick James Dunagan reviews Fred Moten’s The Feel Trio today in Rumpus Poetry....more
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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
Julie Marie Wade reviews Rochelle Hurt’s The Rusted City today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Laura Haynes reviews Mark Wunderlich’s The Earth Avails today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Brachah Goykadosh reviews Victoria Redel’s Woman Without Umbrella today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Is it possible to read War and Peace on an iPhone? In the Pacific Standard, Casey Cepp considers whether apps can actually help us become better, more thoughtful readers:
This literary diet will not be for everyone. But the emancipation of digital reading habits, like those of the printed book before them, allows us to choose the way we read.
Barbara Berman reviews The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Sean Singer reviews Douglas Kearney’s Patter today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Alexis Orgera reviews Mark Irwin’s Large White House Speaking today in Rumpus Poetry....more
With America gripped by the Great Depression, booksellers found that $2.75 put hardcover books out of reach for most readers. (A movie ticket then cost just 20 cents.) In 1939, with a full-page ad in the New York Times and ten titles, Robert de Graff changed the industry with the introduction of 25-cent paperback books....more
Think your love of certain passages will never fade? The New York Times Sunday Book Review argues that perhaps not all passages will withstand the test of time. How much does age change what we love?
If you’re the sort of person who has always marked up your books — written comments in the margins and underlined passages that you particularly like — you will end up, in middle age, owning a lot of books inscribed with the remarks and reactions of a much younger you.
Lisa Cheby reviews Vow by Kristina Marie Darling and Music for another life by Darling and Max Avi Kaplan today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Wesley Rothman reviews Sean Hill’s Dangerous Goods today in Rumpus Poetry....more