Sunday 10/27: Every week, you’re invited to join poets and spectators alike for the Uptown Poetry Slam. This is where slam poetry began and where it continues to grow. 7 PM, $6, The Green Mill. Monday 10/28: If you’ve been working on a piece to be read aloud, may I suggest stopping by Do Not […]
KCRW talks with Adam Levin about his latest collection of short stories, Hot Pink, behaviorism, the Marx brothers, strange sentences, and his affinity for big drama without sappiness. (Via Electric Literature)
The second installment of “Super Sad True Habits of Highly Effective Writers” features a number of our friends, including contributor Chloe Caldwell, and Adam Levin, whose novel The Instructions was a Rumpus Book Club selection. Here’s Nick Flynn on his pre-writing ritual: “Before I sit down, I need time to wander in the unknown for […]
At The New York Times, Rumpus columnist Peter Orner reviews Adam Levin’s new story collection, Hot Pink. “Life in Hot Pink is raw, messy, yet replete with moments of awkward grace. There are times when these characters hold steady amid the mayhem, when the long, crazy struggle makes fleeting sense.”
Adam Levin’s Hot Pink tour is kicking off this weekend. Events begin in San Francisco on February 26th, 1p.m. for the Jewish BookFest Panel at JCCSF and February 27th, 7p.m. at Moe’s Books in Berkeley. Here’s the entire schedule with stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Canada, Portland and Seattle.
Rumpus readers are getting a sweet deal! The good folks over at Litquake are hosting an event on July 10th called the New Literary Vanguard, in which they will “delve into the minds of the new generation of American male novelists,” namely Jesse Ball (who is reading at our next monthly event!), Adam Levin and […]
“C: Where did the idea [for The Instructions] come from? AL: Nowhere really, unless maybe from the sentence “I towel-snapped the ass of the Janitor,” which used to be the first line of the book. Or from having spent my childhood suspecting I was the messiah. Or from having dated a red-haired painter, or from […]