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Posts by: Marisa Siegel

Notable Online: 5/9–5/15

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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Notable Online: 5/2–5/9

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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Notable Online: 4/25–5/1

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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Notable Online: 4/18–4/24

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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Notable Online: 4/11–4/17

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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State of The Rumpus

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Together, we will make it through this upcoming year.

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Independent Bookstore Day: Q&A with Celeste Ng

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To help kick off the celebrations, we have an exclusive Q&A with Celeste Ng, 2018 National Bookstore Day Ambassador!

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Introducing the Rumpus Advisory Board

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When we shared our exciting news about The Rumpus’s future last month, I mentioned that we’d create an advisory board to help us guide the site forward. The function of the advisory board is to help when we have questions or need a sounding board for new ideas, to serve as role models for us, and to […]

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Save Langston Hughes’s Harlem Home

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Award-winning author Renée Watson is fighting to save the house that Langston Hughes lived in through much of the 1950s and 60s, until his death in 1967, Heather Long reports for CNN. Watson launched an Indiegogo campaign to rescue the brownstone and preserve its literary history—donate here today to make sure we don’t lose this important piece of American […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, in the Saturday Essay, Naseem Jamnia considers memories, genetics, and what gets passed down from one generation to the next. She writes, “The brain is a curious, malleable thing, and just as cigarette smoke and alcohol can be tucked into a fetus, so can trauma. My mother’s experiences settled into her eggs and shaped […]

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Meet Our New Rumpus Editors!

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You may have noticed some recent changes to The Rumpus masthead. First, the sad news. Our terrific Essays Editor, Tracy Strauss, is stepping down to focus on other projects, including a new series over at the Ploughshares blog. And we’re saying goodbye to our Interviews Editor, Melissa Batchelor Warnke, who is moving on to pursue her own writing—you can keep […]

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Meet Our New Rumpus Interviews Editor!

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We are sad to announce that Ben Pfeiffer, who has been working with The Rumpus for nearly two years, first as Assistant Interviews Editor and then as Interviews Editor, will be moving on to work on personal projects. Ben has been an integral part of the site, making sure to keep our Interviews section running […]

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