Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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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.)


Amanda Hildebrand is a painter and writer based in Los Angeles. She Instagrams: @amandahilly. More from this author →