Posts Tagged: gertrude stein

The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #32: Make the Soup

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I am meditating. In a room in Rodeo, at the rickety old secretary/dresser I use as a desk. It is by a window. I look out at the roadway, and think I am glad to live at a crossroad. The house across the street is silver grey.

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Saturday Rumpus Poetry: A Poem-Review of Milk Black Carbon and Whereas

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And in the silence of the night the small sound of small feet making their way into words. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Laura Mullen

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Acclaimed poet and writer Laura Mullen talks about her new book, Complicated Grief, obsession, germ theory, and exposing the arbitrary and superficial protections that have failed us. ...more

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Shane McCrae

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Shane McCrae about his new book The Animal Too Big to Kill, listening to music while writing, addressing God in poetry, and The Oak Ridge Boys. ...more

The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show: Beth Bachmann

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In Episode 8 of The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, poet Beth Bachmann chats about her new collection, Do Not Rise, Dolly Parton, and the demands of lyric poetry. ...more

A Unique Way of Getting Down With Gertrude Stein

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Rumpus assistant editor Lauren O’Neal interviews Michelle Sutherland about her opera/musical/self described “event” Gertrude Stein SAINTS over at the Hairpin. They talk about the role of men in the play, how Carnegie Mellon got on board, and how rap totally works for this!

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The Last Book I Loved: The Geographical History of America by Gertrude Stein

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I’m quite sure that if I lived when Gertrude Stein did, I would have not enjoyed her person—the pronouncements, the relentless self-promotion, the blatant self-absorption (“I am a genius”). If I lived in her time I probably, like so many else then, would not have enjoyed her writing either—the repetitions, the lack of story, the blatant self-absorption (“I am I because my little dog knows me”).

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Making Gertrude Stein and Opera Cool Again

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“It would be my dream if people were just, like, rapping Gertrude Stein in New York,” says director Michelle Sutherland in the Kickstarter video for her genre-busting show Gertrude Stein SAINTS!

The opera—if that term even still applies to such a unique performance—takes Stein’s librettos for Four Saints in Three Acts and Saints and Singing and sets them to original music from a variety of distinctly American genres, including hip-hop, bluegrass, and Motown.

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Literary Fashionables: The Absurdist and the Word Portraitist

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This week in New York, white tents are set up behind the New York Public Library in Bryant Park. It is called Fashion Week because it is a celebration of fashion of the sartorial kind. While that is happening in the park, we’ll be devoting space in the blog each day this week to two of our best-loved literary fashionables.

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