How The Rumpus Poetry Book Club works: Exactly the same as our regular book club, but a little cheaper because most of the books are expected to be paperbacks (though some will probably be hardcover, too). So it’s $30 a month plus shipping (click to subscribe). You can sign up for both the Poetry Book Club and the regular Book Club for $50 a month by clicking here.
Every month we’ll choose a forthcoming poetry collection, not yet available to the public. At the end of the month, we’ll host an exclusive online discussion with the book club and the author. We’ll publish an edited version of the discussion on The Rumpus the following month (like this). We’ve featured poets like Tracy K. Smith, Jericho Brown, Kaveh Akbar, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Natasha Tretheway, Franny Choi, Eve Ewing, Hanif Abdurraqib, Danez Smith, torrin a. greathouse, and Erin Belieu. Upcoming poets include Kevin Simmonds, Kaveh Akbar, Carly Ingram, Derrick Austin, Amanda Moore, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Matthew Olzmann, and more!
Please subscribe by the 15th of the month to receive following month’s book and join in the chat with its author. For example, to receive our March book, make sure to subscribe by February 15.
Programs like our Poetry Book Club put you in direct communication with the literary community and keep The Rumpus running in one fell swoop!
Please note that we do not offer international Poetry Book Club subscriptions at this time, but we hope to in the future.
HOLIDAY NOTE: All subscriptions purchased 11/16/20 through 12/15/20 will begin with our January 2021 selection. Holiday subscriptions purchased on or after 12/16/20 will begin with our February 2021 selection. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
Q: Who do I contact for customer service? A: [email protected]
Q: Can I sign up for both the Poetry Book Club and The Rumpus Book Club and get a discount? A: Yes. You can subscribe to both for $50 a month.
Q: Is there a cut-off date to receive the upcoming book and to participate in the upcoming month’s discussion? A: Yes. Please subscribe by the 15th of the month to receive following month’s book and join in the chat with its author. For example, to receive our March book, make sure to subscribe by February 15.
Q: Are there refunds? A: No. But you can cancel a monthly subscription at any time.
Q: How do I find out about times for the Poetry Book Club chat with the author and stuff like that? A: We send announcements and hold discussions through our Slack and Facebook groups. If you joined the club but didn’t get a welcome note with info on joining those groups, please email [email protected]. It’s not mandatory to join these groups, but we do hope you’ll consider doing so and discussing the books with other members throughout the month!