How it 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 $27 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, Solmaz Sharif, Kaveh Akbar, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Natasha Tretheway, and Franny Choi. Upcoming poets include Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Eve Ewing, t’ai freedom ford, Dunya Mikhail, Hanif Abdurraqib, Shira Erlichman, Malcolm Tariq, and more!
Please subscribe by the 20th 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 20.
Programs like our 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.
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!