Rumpus Contributors Are Rocking the Kirkus Review!


Getting a postive Kirkus review is a big deal, and Rumpus editors are rocking it with their forthcoming releases. The review for Antonia Crane’s forthcoming memoir, Spent can be found here. Here’s a peek:

Definitely not for the sheepish, Crane’s graphic life spent navigating gritty gentlemen’s clubs and massage parlors doesn’t end with catharsis but with unrepentant contentment. A raw, searing self-portrait.

Gina Frangello’s new novel, A Life In Men, also warranted an amazing review:

Frangello’s ambitious second novel travels the world—to Kenya, London and beyond—searching for the kind of experiences that will validate two short lives. A stunning novel—Frangello’s broken characters live in a world of terror and redemption, of magnificent sadness and beauty.

To top it all off, check out the many features our interviews editor Rebecca Rubenstein has written for Kirkus!

Ashley Perez lives, writes, and causes trouble in Los Angeles. She has a strong affinity for tattoos, otters, cat mystery books, and actual cats, but has mixed feelings about pants. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She runs the literary site Arts Collide and does work of all varieties for Women Who Submit, Entropy, Jaded Ibis Press, and Why There Are Words. You can find her on Twitter at @ArtsCollide. More from this author →