The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Emily Abendroth about prison work, political poetry, and research in creative writing in her book ]exclosures[ from Ahsahta Press....more
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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Keetje Kuipers about her new book The Keys to the Jail, alter egos, landscapes, political poems, and how the fictionalized and the real inhabit the same space....more
Ran out of gift ideas? Forgot to put someone on your list? It’s not too late to give the gift of Rumpus! Our online store has plenty of awesome subscriptions you can give instantly, with the click of a mouse....more
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Randall Mann about his new book Straight Razor, Fleet Week, Hart Crane, and Naked Poetry....more
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Brenda Hillman about trance work, glintings, and radical animism in Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, the last in a tetralogy of books about the four elements....more
I wasn’t thinking about the Syrian Civil War and the US’s possible involvement in it when I chose Kerry James Evans’s debut collection, Bangalore , for the Rumpus Poetry Book Club...more
This is an edited transcript of the Poetry Book Club discussion with Jeffrey Pethybridge....more
Looking for some awesome new books to read this summer? The Rumpus Book Clubs have some great new fiction, non-fiction and poetry selections lined up for members over the next three months. No matter the weather, beachy warmth to, well, whatever you call the middle of the year in San Francisco, and everything in between, here’s what you’ll have a chance to read if you’re a member of the Rumpus Book Club or the Rumpus Poetry Book Club....more
But grace is what I found in River Inside the River. Grace in abundance....more
Rumpus Book Club and Poetry Book Club members have one great advantage over readers everywhere else: you get to read new work before anyone else (except some reviewers) gets to. (You can join at any time.) You get to talk about those books with a host of online members all during the month (around 350 between the two clubs) and best of all, chat with the authors online at the end of the month....more
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 the largest literary celebrations in the world.
This is an edited transcript of the Poetry Book Club discussion with Camille Guthrie....more
The Book Clubs are rocking right now with this month’s selections, George Saunders’s Tenth of December and Camille Guthrie’s Articulated Lair, but there’s some great stuff on the horizon....more
These poems are not traps, but safe spaces with doors inside them....more
Let’s say that some months we wind up with an extra copy or two of our Book Club or Poetry Book Club selections. And let’s also say that, after a while, those extra copies start to take up a little space....more
The domesticated dog, evolved 15,000 years ago from gray wolves, is not a reliquary of slavish dependence in Book of Dog, Cleopatra Mathis’ seventh collection, nor is it a token of the bourgeois middle-class’s presumed benignity. It is as necessary to world ecology as the mice, ants, and moths that populate the collection, and possessed of a “plain language” that challenges not only the echo chamber of rhetoric, but the very conceit (the restaging of the spatio-temporal order) of the lyric poem....more
Camille T. Dungy on why she selected Book of Dog by Cleopatra Mathis for the Rumpus Poetry Book Club in November....more
Back in July of 2010, The Rumpus started a poetry version of its book club. Board member Camille Dungy selected Shane Book’s Ceiling of Sticks to start us off and we’ve never looked back. Here’s a rundown of the book club for potential members–what you’ll get and what you would have gotten if you’d been with us from the beginning....more
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While I’m at it, a little update news. Our current book is Kathleen Alcott’s The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets–Bookslut covered it here and said “It’s never simple, but if complicated is what produces a novel like this one, we should be grateful for the messy, the broken, and the quiet graces they birth, the camaraderie that can find us in even the most isolating of nightmares.”
We’re very excited to announce that our October book is Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins....more
Rumpus Book Club members this month have been devouring Emma Straub’s Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and we’ll be chatting with Straub about her book this Wednesday night. Poetry Book Club members have been all over Mary Jo Bang’s new translation of Dante’s Inferno, and we’ll be chatting with her on Thursday....more