Posts Tagged: Michel de Montaigne

A Recommended Reading List for Trump’s America


We asked nineteen authors what books they'd suggest as recommended reading in light of America's new political reality. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: No Wound


Maybe I can touch it and show it to you. If I convince you, we can call it real. And then perhaps it will be. ...more

What Do I Know?


For the Los Angeles Review of Books, essayist Patrick Madden discusses why he was drawn to the medium and how he finds his wide-ranging subjects:

In terms of art — whether sounded or painted or written — a big part of making it is getting beyond the seeming clarity, or admitting that clarity isn’t possible, seeing things in new ways that give hearers, viewers, readers access to a beauty they’ve not experienced before.


(K)ink: Writing While Deviant: Jera Brown


I wanted to uncover the nest of wires comprising my gender identity and describe its complicated mass. ...more