“Things You Should Know About Isaac Fitzgerald”


For the past two, almost three years, the story behind a lot of my writing has been shaped by Isaac. He is the editor behind the writer. Really, Isaac is the editor alongside the writer.

Yesterday Isaac Fitzgerald announced that he will be stepping aside as Rumpus managing editor. In response, essays editor Roxane Gay shares some heartfelt and true words about Isaac as an editor, friend, expert hug-giver, and “the beating heart and the bloody soul” of The Rumpus.

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →