Poetry

Form as Container: Samantha Zighelboim’s The Fat Sonnets

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Zighelboim almost has to break the form into pieces in order to speak; a fourteen-word poem is really only the echo of a sonnet.

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On Returning to The Book of Nightmares as a New Father in the Trump Era

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2018 began interlaced with a double helix of joy and fear.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Katie Ford

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Katie Ford discusses her new collection, IF YOU HAVE TO GO.

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Two Extraordinary Books: Bullets into Bells and Inquisition

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The obscenities and tragedies of American life pile up with speed, and in quantities, that are appalling.

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The Evolution of Present-Day Greece: Talking with Nanos Valaoritis

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Poet and author Nanos Valaoritis discusses the political and cultural situation in Greece today.

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How to Become a Poet: A Conversation with Ashley M. Jones

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“You don’t have to drink yourself into the Great American Poetry Masterpiece.”

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Poet-Cosmologist: A Conversation with Bruce Beasley

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“The cusp of errand and awe is where poetry always is for me.”

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Olzhas Suleimenov and the Power of Antinuclear Activism

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Suleimenov the nomad, the climber of high walls of adventure.

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A Kind of Communal History: Nepantla edited by Christopher Soto

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Fundamentally, [Nepantla] is an act of history-making in verse.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #144: Cathy Linh Che

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“I think a safe space is one of deep listening and deep caring.”

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