Posts Tagged: love


The Rumpus Interview with Megan Kruse


Author Megan Kruse talks about her debut novel, Call Me Home, queer characters in rural places, sibling relationships, and how the music of Lucinda Williams inspires her. ...more

Rigoberto Gonzalez

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Rigoberto González


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Rigoberto González about his new book Our Lady of the Crossword, cover image censorship, and the BP oil disaster. ...more

Jay Rubin

The Rumpus Interview with Jay Rubin


Author and translator Jay Rubin talks about his new novel, The Sun Gods, translating Haruki Murakami into English, and the internment of Japanese citizens during World War II. ...more

This Week in Short Fiction


In the wake of the Charleston church shooting last week and with Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev back in the news, the world seems full of nothing but hate and intolerance, violence, and terror. But as families of the Charleston victims and the members of Emanuel AME Church know, as the bombing survivors and the citizens of Boston know, the world also holds forgiveness and love, strength and unity, and these are far more powerful than hate.


Weekend Rumpus Roundup


To start, love gets metaphorically steam cleaned by Grant Snider.

Brandon Hicks adds his two cents with “The Hierarchy” of artistic and literary achievement.

Meanwhile, Oliver Bendorf experiments with line and repetition in “Both/Both” and joy greets Katherine Ossip in “Innocence: A Memoir,” both part of our National Poetry Month series.



The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Crushed


He’s a cute mensch, I gathered, a cuddly fellow with a well- groomed beard, sad eyes, and, most importantly, a comforting voice that sounded like he was about to either cry or laugh. ...more

Jamie Kornegay credit_MattEich

The Rumpus Interview with Jamie Kornegay


Novelist Jamie Kornegay talks about his debut, Soil, life in Mississippi, writing humor effectively, and the geography of isolation. ...more