Posts Tagged: ellen bass

On Joy: Three Poetry Anthologies

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With impermanence and “praise for the devil” all around, it’s a gift to rediscover joy, no matter how fleeting. ...more

Notable San Francisco: 3/1–3/7


Wednesday 3/1: Journalist L.A. Kauffman, (The Nation, Mother Jones, The Baffler, etc.) reads from Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights.

Poet Kendra Tanacea launches her debut collection, A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees, from Lost Horse Press.


The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Zoe Zolbrod


The Rumpus Book Club chats with Zoe Zolbrod about her new book The Telling, pushing against victim narratives, how the conversation surrounding sexual abuse has evolved, and the melding of research with memoir. ...more

The Amazing Disappearing Woman Writer


To refuse to disappear at mid-life—I am forty-two as of the writing of this essay—is perhaps the best rebellion a woman poet can make to the literary world and to the world at large. ...more

In Plain Sight: The Vanishing of Ellen Bass


Putting her experiences into a broader context, [Bass] now saw, was essential to “creating openings for readers to enter her poems and for the poems to enter her readers.” ...more