First, in the Saturday Essay, Kaitlin Barker Davis lays bare the grief, and examines the imperfect, often bizarre language, that accompanies a “missed miscarriage.”
And Brandon Hicks shares irreverent bits from his drawing board in “Misc.: Stray Thoughts.”
Then, in the Sunday Essay, Piper J. Daniels recounts a perpetual search for Mother, a one-green-eyed, one-blue “Lady Lazarus” who haunts and hides from the narrator in a fantastic city-wasteland on the borderlands of Soviet ruin.
Finally, the Rumpus has our very own 2016 holiday gift guide to help you find the perfect present for all your literary-minded friends and family! (And of course, you can always visit The Rumpus store, and explore all our merchandise—your support is critical to our continued existence.)