Posts Tagged: christmas

Rumpus Limited-Time Holiday Gifts!

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For the first time, we are offering gift boxing for our original WLAMF mug! Now you can send your favorite writer a daily dose of inspiration, all boxed up with a pretty bow on top!

And our Rumpus totes, perfect for carrying your holiday loot, come with your choice of one of the following signed books through 12/31 as long as supplies last: The Hundred Year Flood by Matthew Salesses, Sister Golden Hair by Darcey Steinke, Find Me by Laura van den Berg, I’ll Tell You in Person by Chloe Caldwell, and Music for Wartime by Rebecca Makkai.

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Black Friday Sale and Rumpus Holiday Gifts!

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This holiday season, give the gift of The Rumpus! We have plenty of holiday gift options for the well-read optimist or literary child in your life, and we're kicking things off with a Black Friday sale! ...more

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My Life with Annie Lennox #5: A Christmas Cornucopia

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Perhaps part of what prompted me to get clean and sober was the fact I kept making myself uncomfortable. ...more

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Past the Break

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Past the break lies motherhood as I understand it: the rawest life that lifts and falls and crashes against beauty, and the eternal potential for heartbreak. ...more

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Are We All Our Own Vanishing

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We will never be an exclamation point, an ellipses, a question mark. We must all leave with this: a period—solid, and utterly irrefutable. ...more

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The Saturday Rumpus Review: Carol

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Carol is a powerful woman with enviable self-knowledge, effortlessly creating an erotic, sensual ideal of herself as a covert spectacle for queer midcentury women. ...more

Give the Last-Minute Gift of Rumpus!

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Ran out of gift ideas? Forgot to put someone on your list? It’s not too late to give the gift of Rumpus! Our store has plenty of awesome subscriptions you can give instantly, with the click of a mouse.

Choose from gift subscriptions to Letters in the Mail or Letters for Kids for your favorite family members—we have a phenomenal list of letter writers lined up for 2016!

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We Wish You A Literary Christmas

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From Dickens to Nabokov to Ali Smith, Kate Webb traces the history of authors pondering Christmas, and the 21st century revival of the Christmas story:

Even in our prickly individualism, hemmed in by consumer goods, there are moments when we can escape from safe, homogenized lives to experience the tingling pleasures of heat and cold, of icy days and starry nights.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #67: The Franchise Restaurants of Song

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Musician Owen Ashworth on his new album, Nephew in the Wild, literary influences, self-expression in songwriting, and how becoming a father has changed his work. ...more

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It’s Not Too Late! Give a Rumpus Gift Subscription!

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Need the perfect last-minute holiday gift? Invited to a last-minute holiday party? Forgot about that Secret Santa present you were supposed to pick up? We’ve got you covered.

Purchase a holiday gift subscription to Letters in the Mail or Letters for Kids for your favorite family members—it’s the gift that keeps on giving, all year long!

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Paper Trumpets #15: Puffy Has Something

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The images and text on this collage are from an old Christmas book called Baby's First Christmas, a short picture book published in 1983. I took the story text (about 100 words) and re-arranged it into a sort of dada holiday poem. ...more

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The Perfect Last-Minute Gift!

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Need the perfect last-minute holiday gift? We’ve got you covered.

Purchase a holiday gift subscription to Letters in the Mail or Letters for Kids for your favorite family members—it’s the gift that keeps on giving, all year long! Not to mention 6-month and 12-month subscriptions to our incredible Book Club, and 6-month and 12-month subscriptions to the equally awesome Poetry Book Club!

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Getting Drunk with Bob Cratchit

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Charles Dickens loves a good punch, and the alcoholic concoctions make appearances in many of his novels. The perhaps least fortunate of his characters, Bob Cratchit, drinks a punch made of gin and lemon. Although the text only refers to two ingredients, its likely referencing a much more complicated mixed drink—Slate investigates the recipe the Cratchits drank to forget their troubles.

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