Posts Tagged: Wild Hundreds

What to Read When You Want to Understand Middle America


A list of books about middle America that can, maybe, help us understand some of the stories we tell about ourselves about ourselves. ...more

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Phillip B. Williams


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Phillip B. Williams about his new book Thief in the Interior, form in poetry, and balancing editing work with one's own. ...more

The Poetics of Wild Hundreds


I’m always telling stories, but I sort of fuck with the idea of thinking about myself and my work in a lyrical sense. Because that’s now how I’ve traditionally thought about myself. And it pushes up against the way the academy has been taught to discount black poets and the way black poets speak about real shit, or speaking for and of the people.