Posts Tagged: letters in the mail
Gibson is the author of It Becomes You and two Minnesota Book Award winners, Polar and Skirmish, which Rumpus reviewer Sean Singer calls “a smart, clever, pyrotechnical book that will hold your attention....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
This is a letter in two parts. It didn’t start out that way but I got to thinking about joy and revision. So when I say goodbye the first time, you’ll see there’s actually more to go.
So begins Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s Letter in the Mail, which City Lights has posted in honor of Letter Writing Month....more
Chloe Caldwell is a Rumpus contributor and interviewee. Her essay collection Legs Get Led Astray and her e-book The New Age Camp both came out last year, and she has written for Salon, The Nervous Breakdown, xoJane, Freerange Nonfiction, and several other noteworthy publications....more
Elissa Bassist is the editor of our Funny Women column. Her writing has appeared here on The Rumpus, in The New York Times, NYMag.com, The Paris Review Daily, The Daily Beast, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Salon, Creative Nonfiction, and most recently in Get Out of My Crotch, a collection of twenty-one writers responding to America’s war on women’s rights and reproductive health....more
Last week, we kicked off our third round of Letters to Each Other.
The way it works is you send us a letter, no more than one page (front and back OK), and a self addressed stamped envelope. We send you five letters back and photocopy your letter and send it out to five other people....more
Fellow Letters in the Mail enthusiasts, take note of this forthcoming exhibit devoted to the USPS as a public service. The multi-media exhibition, Post Haste, will grace Oakland’s MacArthur B Arthur Gallery from May 4 to 28.
“Post Haste is, of course, as much a critical artistic endeavor as it is a eulogy to a public institution, letter writing and tangible human exchange.”...more