Posts Tagged: John McPhee

What to Read When You Want to Curl Up with a Good Book


Rumpus editors share their favorite winter reads. ...more

What to Read When It’s Time for Sports


Just a "heads up" (as they say in the sports world): this isn't your average sports list. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Erik Kennedy


Poet Erik Kennedy discusses literary community and his formative years as a young writer in New Jersey, and shares two new prose poems. ...more

Structure as Lightning Rod


Writing for The Millions, M.C. Mah turns over all the cards in the deck on structure in storytelling. He gathers words of wisdom—and many metaphors—from luminaries like John McPhee, Borges, Vonnegut, and George Saunders, and then links the contemporary “horoscopic style” of structuring to an “anxiety about a better way to tell a story…” possibly “synonymous with aiming for the cheap seats of genre.”


“Throw Something Down Hard Enough, You Discover Its Laws”


Maybe my faith that the profoundest feeling we're offered by art that really hits us deep in is a setting free, a series of screens or horizons obliterated somehow lovingly. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Chaitali Sen


Swati Khurana talks to the author of The Pathless Sky, a love story centered around place, the state’s authority, statelessness, and geology. ...more