Posts Tagged: holidays

The Rumpus 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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We've gathered up our favorite gifting ideas this holiday season and put them together into one handy list! ...more

Barbara Berman’s 2017 Holiday Poetry Shout-Out

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Barbara Berman offers gift recommendations for the poets on your holiday shopping list. ...more

What to Read When: A Holiday Book-Gifting Guide

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Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family, from recent 2017 releases to longtime literary loves. ...more

What to Read When: A Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

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Rumpus editors recommend the best books to gift children, from new releases to classics they cherished through their own childhoods. ...more

Song of the Day: “Back Door Santa”

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Soul—that mysterious orientation towards the world that seems to be frequently accompanied by a larger-than-life personality—is probably the first word that comes to mind when one thinks of Clarence Carter, that bombastic and passionate artist whose timeless music still echoes across the airwaves and our collective memory.

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The Rumpus 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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We've gathered up our favorite gifting ideas this holiday season and put them together into one handy list! ...more

Next Letter for Kids: Allyson Hoffman

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This month we have a Letter in the Mail for our adult program that was so awesome we wanted to send it to Letters for Kids subscribers, too! It’s from writer and illustrator Allyson Hoffman. Allyson shares with us the people she’s grateful for, the things that make her happy, and the places that she loves, using words and very special drawings.

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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

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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See You Tomorrow Night, NYC!

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holiday event featureJoin us tomorrow night, 7–8:30 p.m., at Housing Works for a holiday reading, co-hosted with Electric Literature!

Celebrate literary community during winter’s darkest days: join The Rumpus and Electric Literature for a warm night of literary merriment and readings from Melissa Febos, Alexandra Kleeman, Alex Mar, Lincoln Michel, and Angel Nafis. 

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The Queer Holiday Blues

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Lauren Gutterman writes for Notches, a journal on the history of sexuality, about the “holiday blues” documented in postwar queer literature. Gutterman’s examination of holiday-themed issues of queer literary publications finds that they’ve often focused on queer people’s exclusions from nuclear family structures and they use that sense of exile to create a sympathetic, unified queer experience.

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