Posts Tagged: Rumpus

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #57: Jesse Ball

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It can be hard to describe a Jesse Ball novel. They’re willfully strange, dark and puzzling, but the pieces aren’t always designed to fit together. Instead, each of his books, which are always written in the first person, have a tendency to take the reader into the heads of the lead characters, which is often […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Jonathon Keats

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Experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats discusses Buckminster Fuller, three-wheeled cars, domed cities, climate change, and cameras with a 100-year exposure time.

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The Rumpus At The LA Lit Crawl!

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Tonight! The Rumpus and Dirty Laundry Lit Proudly Presents: Show Me How! The event features Johnny Alfi, Natashia Deón, Kima Jones, Jillian Lauren, Susan Orlean, our very own managing editor Zoë Ruiz! Hosted by the hilarious and brilliant Jeff Eyres. We’d love to see you! Show Me How takes place during the second round of the LA […]

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The Rumpus At SF Lit Crawl!

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Tomorrow Night! The Rumpus proudly presents: For We Have Fallen to Our Knees! The Rumpus is excited to participate in the San Francisco Lit Crawl! Come see readings by: Lucy Corin, Saeed Jones, Mac McClelland, and Brian McMullen! There will also be the comedic genuis of Sean Keane and music by Michael Mullen. The event is […]

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Notable New York: 8/12-8/18

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Monday 08.12 The Franklin Park Reading Series is back this week and is something of a special line-up as they’re featuring a few poets, which is a rare occurrence for the series. The line-up includes the great short story author Amy Hempel, Matthew Savoca, Corey Zeller, Nicole Audrey Spector, and Rebecca Schiff. Franklin Park Bar […]

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Rumpus, Readings

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Today’s essay by Saeed Jones, “How Men Fight For Their Lives,” is not only a must-read but also kicks of our new Rumpus, Readings feature. The brainchild of essays editor Roxane Gay, Rumpus, Readings will accompany select original essays and allow readers to listen to an audio track of the author reciting their piece. Here […]

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No Home I’d Call My Own

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Stephen Elliott explores Christmas in yesterday’s New York Times. Here’s an excerpt. In the group homes, holidays weren’t so bad because we teenagers were all in the same parentless boat. Depending on the home, we would be given presents and there would be a nice meal. Volunteers would take us ice skating or bowling or […]

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Welcome to Rumpus Books

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At The Rumpus, we believe that a healthy literary culture is one which embraces writing of all kinds, by authors of all stripes – young and old, established and emerging, traditional and experimental, writing from the margins or from (or about) the heart of mainstream culture, published by “major” houses or by smaller presses.

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