The Rumpus National Poetry Month Project

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Every year, The Rumpus celebrates National Poetry Month by running new poems from poets we admire. We feature a different poet each day, and aim to illustrate the variety in voices and styles of poetry being written today. New poems will appear weekday afternoons at 3 p.m. PT, and weekends at noon PT. We’ll post links to them on our Facebook pages and Twitter feeds (@The_Rumpus and @RumpusPoetry). We hope you’ll check back each day for new poems.

We’ll kick off the month tomorrow with two poems from Lee-Ann Roripaugh. See you then!


Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →