Posts Tagged: Poets

Like Juggling Knives: Talking with Rumaan Alam

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Rumaan Alam discusses his new novel, That Kind of Mother, the limits of the employer-employee relationship, and the grossness of heterosexual sex.

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SquareRoot of Love, Politics, and Power

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If we really believe that love is important and necessary then where is it, especially when it comes to world politics and power?

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Visitations: Gwendolyn Brooks at One Hundred

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A visitation is how I describe the past weeks walking with Gwendolyn Books. It is like she is just around every corner.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Against Hatred

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We poets do not believe the world belongs to us. Our existence is a miracle, and yet we know our world is limited.

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The Rumpus Interview with Brian Blanchfield

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Poet and writer Brian Blanchfield talks about his essay collection Proxies, touring in support of a prose collection versus a poetry collection, and frottage.

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Poet Tripping

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Carol Ann Duffy, the UK’s poet laureate, has invited three poets to join her on a road trip through England, Wales and Scotland, which will take them from Falmouth to St Andrews over the course of a fortnight. From June 19 to July 2, Gillian Clarke, the outgoing national poet of Wales, the makar (the […]

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The Rumpus Interview With Brenda Miller

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Author Brenda Miller discusses the lyric essay, her “poet self” who always bleeds through, and what she’s writing about next.

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Divedapper Focuses on Poet Interviews

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Former Rumpus contributor Kaveh Akbar has launched a “collaborative poetry phenomenon,” Divedapper, a web based literary concern featuring interviews with contemporary poets. The site has launched with interviews with Dorianne Laux, Austin Straus, Rae Armantrout, and others. Divedapper is also available on Twitter @divedapper.

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National Poetry Month

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April Fools and the beginning of National Poetry Month? Seems like a killer day to us! [April 1] marks the start of National Poetry Month, the monthlong celebration of the verse inaugurated in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. The April initiative aims to highlight the legacy and achievements of America’s poets, and is among […]

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