Posts Tagged: Rilke

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Jesse Ball


Jesse Ball discusses his new novel, Census, the inherent sinister nature of institutions, and creating imaginary authors. ...more

Becoming Bodies


[W]e wanted something different from each other's bodies than what was actually there, which might be why our bodies sometimes came together. ...more

The House of Fiction Has Many Rooms: Talking with Sigrid Nunez


Sigrid Nunez discusses her seventh novel, The Friend, her fondness for writing about animals, and the ways the literary world has changed. ...more

Moving Toward Answers: A Conversation with Stephen Mills


Poet Stephen Mills discusses his first two collections, He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices and A History of the Unmarried, teaching writing, and what's next. ...more

On Joy: Three Poetry Anthologies

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With impermanence and “praise for the devil” all around, it’s a gift to rediscover joy, no matter how fleeting. ...more

Breaking Through: Gayle Brandeis Discusses The Art of Misdiagnosis


Gayle Brandeis discusses her memoir, The Art of Misdiagnosis, out today from Beacon Press. ...more

Voices on Addiction: Shame Is a Treble Hook


Shame is a treble hook that tells me that 1) I not only fail but am a failure, that 2) I not only damage people but I am damaged, and that 3) I not only lie but I am a lie. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Melissa Febos


Melissa Febos discusses Abandon Me, confessional writing, Billie Holiday, reenacting trauma, cataloguing narratives, and searching for identity. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Gonzalo Torné


Acclaimed Spanish novelist Gonzalo Torné discusses his first novel to be translated into English, Divorce Is in the Air, his ideal reader, and the economic crisis in Spain. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Connie Wanek


Connie Wanek discusses her latest book, Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems, the challenge of looking back at older poems, and what prioritizing writing looks like. ...more