What We’re Reading in March!


We’re thrilled to share that our March Book Club selection is Litany for the Long Moment (Essay Press, May 2018), the debut book from Rumpus advisory board member and former Essays Editor Mary-Kim Arnold!

The orphan at the center of Litany for the Long Moment is without homeland and without language. In an extended lyric essay, Mary-Kim Arnold attempts to claim her own linguistic, cultural, and aesthetic lineage. Arnold explores the interconnectedness of language and identity through the lens of migration and cultural rupture.

Subscribe to the Rumpus Book Club by February 20 to join us in reading Litany for the Long Moment, culminating in an exclusive online discussion with Mary-Kim about the book! And, through the end of the month, purchase a 6-month Rumpus Book Club subscription (or a yearly Letters in the Mail subscription) and we’ll send you your own signed, hardcover copy of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Already have a subscription? Just extend or convert it and we’ll send you the book!