We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Erica Ehrenberg! Erica writes to us about her connection with her grandmother, wondering how much she actually knows and how much is imagined, ultimately asking the question, How do we know anyone?...more
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There’s still time to give the gift of The Rumpus this holiday season!...more
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
We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail and it’s from Amy Butcher! Amy asks did we enjoy our Halloweens? Then, she tells us about about one of her most memorable Halloweens, when she was 15 years old, and asks the question, “Why, dear reader, had I not gone with my gut?”....more
We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail and it’s from writer Paul Rome! Paul writes to us about going on a mission to IKEA to find a new writing table. And then, while sitting at his new table on a Sunday afternoon, he writes some more, about time and how it’s difficult to imagine the way things were even though you lived them and witnessed them changing....more
We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from author Darin Strauss! Darin writes to us about the good, the bad, and the ugly during his summer exile to a surprising location. Whether he’ll survive the experience with his dignity intact—and be allowed to return home—is anybody’s guess....more
We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from poet David Roderick! In this 10-page missive, Dave gets back in touch with his handwriting skills while enjoying a new bookstore in his town. He writes to us about his children, his surroundings, his secret morning exercise, and of course, poetry....more
We’re getting ready to send out the next Letter in the Mail! Rob Roberge pens an 8-pager about his father, and the guilt he feels regarding a particular scene in his upcoming memoir. He writes about that familiar dilemma that faces those of us who write about our real lives: Should he remove the scene to spare his father’s feelings?...more
We’re getting ready to send out the next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott! Having just returned to Brooklyn from L.A. where he finished work on his new movie, Happy Baby, Stephen writes a personal and rambling letter about writer’s block, simplifying his life, and more....more
Looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for the book-lover in your life? Why not pay that gift forward to your community?
Romance novelist Anna DeStefano’s Hearts for Hearts initiative “to give back to their communities by donating books they already own to nearby assistance groups” such as “homeless shelters, Medicaid nursing facilities, or similar centers.”
Or of course, our Letters in the Mail and book club subscriptions can always be given instantly—or, if your sweetheart is willing to wait, there’s our Write Like a Motherfucker mug with a big red heart on it....more
Liam has illustrated many Rumpus pieces, and his comic Boco Watches the Sea was featured in a Rumpus comics spotlight in 2013. You can see more of his books, prints, and drawings—including his latest, In San Francisco, There Is a Street—at his website....more
Ran out of gift ideas? Forgot to put someone on your list? It’s not too late to give the gift of Rumpus! Our online store has plenty of awesome subscriptions you can give instantly, with the click of a mouse....more
We’re sending our next Letter in the Mail from Jillian Lauren on December __!
Jillian is the author of Pretty and Some Girls: My Life in a Harem. She previously did an interview with The Rumpus....more
Our resident cartoonist extraordinaire Yumi Sakugawa has some very exciting stuff coming up....more
We’re sending our next Letter For Kids from Michael Reisman!
Michael is the author of the Simon Bloom Series, which follows the story of the title character who finds a book that lets him control the laws of physics. Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper is currently being optioned by Universal Pictures....more
We’re sending our next Letter in the Mail from Ray Shea on October 15!
Ray Shea has contributed to two of our Readers Report Back: Running Away and Neighborhood. His piece “Neighborhood Watch” was a nominee for a Pushcart Prize and he has been published in The Citron Review, fwriction : review and ARDOR Literary Magazine....more
The next Letter in the Mail is from none other than Lauren Eggert-Crowe.
Lauren is the author of two poetry chapbooks. Some of her other work has appeared in Salon, The Nervous Breakdown, and L.A. Review of Books....more
Brian is a mainstay at The Rumpus. He’s our poetry editor and he runs our book clubs. If you participate in any of our book club chats, you’ve e-met Brian; if not, you can e-meet him on Twitter. He’s also a poet in his own right....more