Poetry

Another Oracle: Lynn Xu’s Those Ashen Heaps That Cantilevered Vase of Light

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Almost ten years have passed since Lynn Xu’s debut, the luminous Debts & Lessons, introduced us to her oracle. “Let it not be for what you write, the world / I mean,” opens one of the collection’s signature center-justified poems, redeemed from any elitist snark about the form’s limitations. That collection’s first poem, “Say You […]

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RUMPUS POETRY BOOK CLUB EXCERPT: Jealous of Children By Jill McDonough

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An excerpt from The Rumpus Poetry Book Club‘s October selection, American Treasure by Jill McDonough forthcoming from Alice James Books on November 8, 2022 Subscribe by September 15 to the Poetry Book Club to receive this title and an invitation to an exclusive conversation with the author via Crowdcast Jealous of Children Not jealous of […]

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RUMPUS POETRY BOOK CLUB EXCERPT: A FAVORITE ROOM BY CHEN CHEN

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An excerpt from The Rumpus Poetry Book Club‘s September selection, Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced An Emergency by Chen Chen forthcoming from BOA Editions on September 13, 2022 Subscribe by August 15 to the Book Club  to receive this title and an invitation to an exclusive conversation with the author via Crowdcast   A Favorite […]

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