Posts Tagged: sonnets

A Hinging Thing: Talking with Maggie Smith

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Maggie Smith discusses her new collection Good Bones, how motherhood has changed her writing, and what it felt like to have a poem go viral.

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Why I Chose Nikki Wallschlaeger’s Crawlspace for the Rumpus Poetry Book Club

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I’m always interested in the work of poets who use form in subversive ways, and while it’s true that the sonnet has long ceased to be just a love song, what Nikki Wallschlaeger does with it in her new collection Crawlspace, soon to be released by Bloof Books, is brilliant. The book is a collection of fifty-five sonnets, […]

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Vincent Toro: Challenging Whiteness and Refusing to Be Colonized

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Poet Vincent Toro on his debut collection, Stereo.Island.Mosaic, his writing process, and searching for identity.

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The Other John Reed

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Writer John Reed is a genre buster. His new book, Free Boat: Collected Lies and Love Poems, is a collection of sonnets about love scenarios mostly gone amok, which he began sharing on Facebook some time back. Gee Henry interviews Reed for BOMB and inquires about his unique writing projects. For more, check out our interview […]

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Poems to Prose

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I wanted to speak directly, to say exactly what I meant, to make statements with sharp edges, to try and pin things down. For Catapult, David Szalay chronicles the unorthodox origins of his latest novel: from writer’s block and experimenting with “strict forms” like the sonnet and the sestina came All That Man Is. Later, Szalay […]

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Jonterri Gadson

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Jonterri Gadson about Blues Triumphant, her love of editing, and the intersection of poetry and comedy.

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