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
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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
In addition to putting together fabulous comics, interviews, essays, and link roundups every weekend here at the Rumpus, Zoë writes for FOUND Magazine, curates the reading series READINGS, interviews folks for her “Learn People Better” project, and teaches yoga....more
Laura is the recipient of the 2009 Grace Paley Fellowship for Fiction from The Juniper Institute at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the 2011 SLS Literary Fellowship....more
Andrea is the author of two novels: the forthcoming Bury This, and the semi-autobiographical Hick, which she helped adapt into a movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz....more
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Maud is an essayist, critic, blogger, and fiction writer whose work has appeared, well, pretty much everywhere, from the New York Times Book Review to Granta to The Awl....more
As head illustrator for the Rumpus, Jason has created many of the site’s most memorable and beloved images, including the illustrations for Chris Stedman’s essay “Sympathy for the Devil,” which Chris liked so much he actually had them tattooed on his body!...more
Vaguely reminiscent of our very own Letters in the Mail, Michael Kimball’s new book, Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard) reinvents memoir in a way that would have Montaigne going postal.
In his review, Joseph Riipi shares some of the itemized moments captured in Kimball’s collection, from facts that are clerical (“According to postcard #267, “Michael Kimball was born two weeks late.”), and facts that are humorous (“In third grade, Matt Bell #129 won a certificate for writing the best pirate story set in outer space.”), to facts that are heartbreaking....more