Posts Tagged: Saeed Jones

The Rumpus Guide to AWP 2018

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A selection of AWP 2018 panels, readings, and events that we are especially excited for!

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Achy Obejas

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Achy Obejas discusses her new collection, The Tower of the Antilles, what she’s learned from translating works of others, and why we should all read poetry every day.

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Notable NYC: 4/29–5/5

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Saturday 4/29: Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! Celebrations are happening at Greenlight Bookstore, Community Bookstore, Astoria Bookshop, and BookCulture. Queens Literary Festival. LIC Landing, 2 p.m., free. Juliet Escoria, Precious Okoyomon, David Eye, and Cecilia Pavon with Jacob Steinberg read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free. Brandon Brown and Cat Tyc join Segue Series. Zinc […]

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Saeed Jones Lights up Different Forms of Humanity

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For Brooklyn Magazine, Molly McArdle profiles poet, essayist, and BuzzFeed Literary Editor Saeed Jones. McArdle solicits Jones’s thoughts on diversity in media and describes him as a “literary citizen” for his work with BuzzFeed’s Reader vertical and the Emerging Writers’ Fellowship program. Last but not least, Jones mentions one of his first published pieces was at The […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #19: Truth

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Truth—a higher, bigger truth—is what I want when I read. I want to nod my head in radical understanding. I want to grasp our complex, fragile humanity better. I want the ancient truths on every page, shown in unique ways. These books deliver. Not a false note in any one of them.

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Guildtalk #4: The Rumpus Interview with Saeed Jones

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Saeed Jones talks about his forthcoming memoir How Men Fight For Their Lives, his new fellowship program at BuzzFeed, and making peace with the phantom.

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Notable NYC: 1/16–1/22

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Saturday 1/16: Olena Jennings, Brooke Obie, and Sachiko Clayton join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Shiv Kotecha and James Hoff join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 1/17: Diamond Sharp, Bud Smith, Morgan Beatty, Nicholas Goodly, Madeline Stevens, Lauren Hilger, and Lauren Clark join the Dead Rabbits […]

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Thorpe Moeckel

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Thorpe Moeckel about his new book Arcadia Road, the challenge of writing long poems, raising twins, and camo thongs.

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Notable NYC: 10/17–10/23

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Saturday 10/17: Happy 6th Birthday, Greenlight Bookstore. John Reid Currie, Roberto Montes, Claire Van Winkle, and Emily Wallis Hughes join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Benn Tripp and Boni Joi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 10/18: Ben Nadler discusses The Sea Beach Line with Duncan […]

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Growing Up: The Rumpus Interview with Michelle Tea

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Michelle Tea discusses life in recovery, the meaning of family, motherhood, and her new memoir How to Grow Up.

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Writing While Black

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The publishing industry is 89% white. That isn’t the only problem when it comes to race and literature. BuzzFeed’s new Literary Editor Saeed Jones reflects on the issue in the publishing industry: When literary gatekeepers and publishers continue to overlook the vast diversity of writers, the special few who make it into elite spaces are […]

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Notable NYC: 2/7–2/13

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Saturday 2/7: Omar Berrada, Huge Garcia Manriquez, Isabelle Garron, Jen Hofer, John Keene, Sarah Riggs, James Sherry, Stacy Szymaszek, Matvei Yankelevich and others celebrate Litmus Press. Southfirst, 6:30 p.m., free. Ian Hatcher and Veronica Gonzalez Peña join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 2/8: Samuel Barrantes launches debut novel Slim and The […]

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Notable NYC: 12/13–12/19

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Saturday 12/13: Millions March New York City/Day of Anger in response to the police murders of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, and others. Washington Square Park, 2 p.m., free. Jon Cotner guides a tour through his community for the project Door to Door: Neighborliness, an exploration of spontaneity and community. Carroll Gardens, 11 a.m., […]

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Notable NYC: 10/4–10/10

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Saturday 10/4: Sasha Fletcher, Tracy Dimond, Morgan Parker, Sarah Bridgins, Jeffery Berg, Christina Drill, Anna Fitzgerald, Debora Kuan, and Mark Cigini celebrate the sixth month anniversary of GlitterMOB. Mello Pages, 7 p.m., free. Mark Bibbins, Emily Skillings, Nick Harbutas, and Amanda Smeltz join the Banquet Reading series. Greenpoint Heights, 8 p.m., free. Richard Foreman and […]

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Notable NYC: 9/13–9/19

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Saturday 9/13: Sara Lippman reads from collection of stories, Doll Palace. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Mitchell S. Jackson, Porochista Khakpour, Gabriel Roth, and Elissa Schappell read as part of LitCrawl, presented by Center for Fiction. KGB, 6 p.m., free. LitCrawl takes over the East Village. Mulitple Locations, 6 p.m., free.

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Notable NYC: 7/12–7/18

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Saturday 7/12: Emma Straub, Eric Smith, and others cross the river for the Chilltown Literary Festival in Jersey City. Downtown Jersey City, 11 a.m., free. Monday 7/14: Emma Straub, Tiphanie Yanique, Courtney Maum, Boris Fishman, and Aaron Burch join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Straub’s latest novel, The Vacationers, is about a two-week trip shared between […]

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Notable NYC: 4/12–4/18

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Saturday 4/12: Michael Parker and Ethan Hauser celebrate their new books with a reading, musical DJ Jim McHugh, and literary mingle. Wythe Hotel, 6 p.m., free. Sunday 4/13: David Gerrard, Douglas Watson, and Jason Porter join the Sunday Night Fiction series. Gerrard’s Short Century (January 2014) centers around a mysterious blogger revealing a journalist’s incestuous […]

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Pretend You’re at Our LitQuake Event with LitCast

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LitCast, the podcast arm of San Francisco’s annual LitQuake festival, has a new episode up featuring your favorite literary website: the Rumpus! Recorded live at our last LitQuake event, the episode features Lucy Corin, Saeed Jones, Mac McClelland, and more writerly goodness. Listen to it here! You’ll get to relive the night or experience it in […]

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Notable NYC: 12/14–12/20

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Saturday 12/14: Mike Albo, Jami Attenberg, Sandra Bauleo, Alexander Chee, Adam Gopnik, Lev Grossman, Jill Hennessey, Dave Hill, Saeed Jones, Michael Kostroff, Fiona Maazel, Ayana Mathis, Téa Obreht, Gabriel Roth, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Rosie Schaap, Elissa Schappell, Parul Sehgal, Jim Shepard, Rob Spillman, Lorin Stein, Emma Straub, J. Courtney Sullivan, Justin Taylor, Lynne Tillman, Justin Torres, […]

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Notable NYC: 11/30–12/6

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Saturday 12/7: Natalie Eilbert, Mike Bushnell, Rob Ostrom, and Christie Ann Reynolds inaugurate the Banquet reading series with an evening of poetry. Eilbert is the founder and editor of The Atlas Review. The Banquet series was launched intending to highlight the intersection of poetry performance and audience experience; it is the product of curators Joshua Kleinberg, […]

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Rumpus Writers Help Define Modern Literature

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Flavorwire’s Jason Diamond has compiled a list of fifty books that defined the past five years of literature. From the universally acclaimed (Wolf Hall) to the controversial (what purpose did i serve in your life), from the literary heavyweights (Tenth of December) to the pop-culture juggernauts (The Hunger Games), these books “show what is great about […]

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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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SF Lit Crawl: “For We Have Fallen to Our Knees”

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The Rumpus proudly presents: For We Have Fallen to Our Knees SF Lit Crawl Phase 3: Saturday October 19th, 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd Street San Francisco Readings by: Lucy Corin, Saeed Jones, Mac McClelland, and Brian McMullen! Comedy by: Sean Keane! Music by: Michael Mullen! Co-hosted by: Zoë Ruiz and Ryan Pittington! Event is free! […]

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Saeed Jones Joins BuzzFeed!

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We’re thrilled that Rumpus contributor Saeed Jones is the new editor of BuzzFeed LGBT. Read the just-released BuzzFeed LGBT manifesto, and we’re sure you’ll share our excitement. Another reason to celebrate: Saeed’s first BuzzFeed piece, “How Men Fight for Their Lives” was reprinted from the Rumpus!

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