Posts Tagged: poetry


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Shane McCrae


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Shane McCrae about his new book The Animal Too Big to Kill, listening to music while writing, addressing God in poetry, and The Oak Ridge Boys. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Louisa Hall


Author Louisa Hall discusses her latest novel, Speak, the future of artificial intelligence, and how playing squash taught her a love of literary technique. ...more

Poems That Kill


And after that, it can go into a book. Which is a great place for poetry to die, you know?

Jay Deshpande sat down with Montana Ray to discuss her book, (guns & butter), a collection of poems shaped like guns, and all the interplay of societal forces, poetic forms, and linguistic play therein—from the language regimes of the judicial system to metabolizing poetics like medicine.



The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Laurie Jean Cannady


The author of the new memoir Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul talks about growing up impoverished, abused, and in love with words. ...more

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Reginald Dwayne Betts


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Reginald Dwayne Betts about his new book Bastards of the Reagan Era. ...more

Sometimes English Needs to be Broken


Nationally touring poet, performer, and writer Fatimah Asghar is “almost always in-between two places.” Her parents were born in Kashmir and Pakistan. They moved to the US, and died when she was five.

In Corinne Segal’s article, Asghar describes her “brokenness” as being an opportunity to use language in new ways and to address stories at the margins, including her own.