Giddy-up, you hateful stallion! It’s time for another Weekend Rumpus Roundup.
In the Saturday interview, Kiese Laymon takes some time with the Rumpus to discuss his latest book, Long Division, and explores in greater length the literary influences that have contributed to the development of his own Afrofuturist style.
Irish poet Seamus Heaney—who unfortunately passed away this past week—is remembered with tremendous respect and affection in Diane Mehta’s Sunday essay. She skillfully parallels a history of ex-boyfriends with an account of the evolution of her relationship with Heaney’s work.