Books

One Burning Question: A Conversation with Evelyn C. White

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“I understood in that moment that my life had changed forever. And it has.”

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What to Read When You Are Ready to Start Over

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Melissa Radke shares a list of books to celebrate her memoir, Eat Cake. Be Brave.

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Here Is the Physical Proof: Talking with Elizabeth Rush

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Elizabeth Rush discusses RISING: DISPATCHES FROM THE NEW AMERICAN SHORE.

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Different Voices: A Conversation with Crystal Hana Kim

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Crystal Hana Kim discusses her debut novel, IF YOU LEAVE ME.

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What to Read When You’re a PEN Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize Winner

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The PEN 2018 Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize winners share books that have inspired them!

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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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What to Read When Mining Your Anxious, Undiagnosed Childhood

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Amanda Stern shares a list of books to celebrate her memoir, Little Panic.

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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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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #145: Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

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“Categories are, by definition, externally created and applied.”

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What to Read When You’re at the Bar

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Miriam Parker shares a list of books to celebrate her debut novel, The Shortest Way Home.

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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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What’s Between the Covers: A Conversation with Naben Ruthnum

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Naben Ruthnum discusses CURRY: EATING, READING, AND RACE and FIND YOU IN THE DARK.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Amy Fusselman

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Amy Fusselman discusses her new book, IDIOPHONE!

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