Polly Dugan is “completely unashamed of her material, which is the often-shame-inducing terrain of family and its discontents and its malcontents. And her new book of stories—which could be a novel, but isn’t, thank God—goes about laying bare the secrets of one family, and therefore every family.“...more
Posts Tagged: sex writing
Steve Almond, our friend and author of not one but two Rumpus columns, is teaching three classes in the Bay Area on the weekend of December 7–8.
In addition to the classes on obsession and humor in San Francisco that we blogged about earlier, Steve will be conducting a “freewheeling workshop” in Oakland on how to write sex scenes....more
Then she asked if it was strange that we were doing all these photo shoots as an excuse to sleep together because she was in a monogamous relationship.
Yes, I said, that part is strange....more
Here at The Rumpus, we feature a fair amount of writing about sex work, prostitution, and writing. And I don’t believe we’ve ever made the tragic error of using either Sex and the City or Diary of a Call Girl (the show, not the book by Belle du Jour) as an example for anything, especially not sex work or writing....more
Greetings and salutations! I’m Michael Berger, today’s guest-editor. I’ve spent my last few days off sipping coffee and drifting through the labyrinth of book blogs. Which was terrific, because most of my work week was spent moving a bookstore. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the 25 year old San Francisco used bookstore Phoenix Books is not only not going out of business but they are now in a place that is twice as big and beautiful....more