With Sarah Ghazal Ali, Erin L. McCoy, and Tawanda Mulalu.
Tags: Ada Limon, Adrianne Lenker, Alamo Theory, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Alice Notley, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Anne Carson, Aph Ko, Aracelis Girmay, Ariel, Autobiography of Red, Before the First Book, Beothuk, Brahms, Build Yourself A Boat, Camonghne Felix, Darius Atefat-Peckham, Edith Enright, Emma de Lisle, Erin L. McCoy, Haolun Xu, he Descent of Alette, Isabel Duarte-Gray, Isao Takahata, Islam, John Donne, Jorie Graham, Josh Bell, Kingdom Animalia, M Archive, Magical Negro, Morgan Parker, muslim, Natalie Diaz, Pakistani, Patrycja Humienik, persona poems, Plath, Please make me pretty I don’t want to die, poems, poetry, Racism as Zoological Witchcraft, representation, ross gay, runaway, Safia Elhillo, Sarah Ghazal Ali, Shanawdithit, Simone Weil, songs, sylvia plath, Tawanda Mulalu, Termination Shock, Terrance Hayes, The Carrying, The January Children, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Theophanies, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, Urdu, workshops, Wrecks, writing process, writing ritual, writing workshops
Kendra DeColo discusses her new collection, I AM NOT TRYING TO HIDE MY HUNGERS FROM THE WORLD.
Tags: 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write, Against Memoir, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Alicia Jo Rabins, Ann Powers, Aracelis Girmay, BOA Editions, Braiding Sweetgrass, Camille Dungy, collaboration, COVID-19, desire, Eleanor Davis, Erika Meitner, Franny Choi, Guidebook to Relative Strangers, Hanif Abdurraqib, I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World, Italo Calvino, Jeffrey McDaniel, Jessica Hopper, Josè Olivarez, Julio Cortazar, Keith Leonard, Kendra DeColo, Last Evenings on Earth, LGBTQ, Mark Sandman, Michelle Tea, motherhood, mothering, mothers, Music, My Dinner with Ron Jeremy, nostalgia, pandemic, patrick rosal, poems, poetry, pop culture, postpartum depression, ppd, Preeti Vangani, Provincetown, queer, Revolutionary Mothering, Roberto Bolaño, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Sarah Ruhl, sexuality, Stanley Kunitz, teaching, teaching writing, Thieves in the Afterlife, Tina Chang, Tyler Mills, Yusef Komunyakaa
To learn is perhaps Voisine’s primary goal in writing the poems in The Bower . ...more
Tags: Aracelis Girmay, Belfast, bernadette mayer, book review, Brexit, Carolyn Forche, Ciaran Carson, collective trauma, Connie Voisine, COVID, COVID-19, Dublin, historical trauma, historical violence, Ireland, Irish, Irish history, Kate O'Donoghue, Maggie Smith, motherhood, mothers and daughters, Northern Ireland, pandemic, Paul Muldoon, poetry review, Rachel Zucker, review, Seamus Heaney, Sharon Olds, Sinéad Morrissey, The Bower, the walking dead, University of Chicago Press
torrin a. greathouse discusses her debut collection, WOUND FROM THE MOUTH OF A WOUND.
Tags: abecedarian, accessibility, anime, Aracelis Girmay, Book Club, brian spears, burning haibun, carmen maria machado, COVID-19, disability, disabled, erasure, form, Franny Choi, Haibun, identity, In the Dream House, invasive species, Jubi Arriola-Headley, Julian Randall, Last Psalm at Sea Level, Marwa Helal, Meg Day, Milkweed Editions, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Ocean Vuong, original kink, Oulipo, pandemic, poems, poetry, poetry book club, revising, revision, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, The Black Maria, The Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Torrin A. Greathouse, Torrin Greathouse, Wound from the Mouth of a Wound, Yu Yu Hakusho, Zeyn Joukhadar
There are many types of burns, but there is the cooling stream of joy. ...more
Tags: Angela J. Davis, Aracelis Girmay, Boy with Thorn, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Danez Smith, Don't Call Us Dead, Felon, Hart Crane, Heed the Hollow, If Only the Sharks Would Bite, Jericho Brown, Jonathan Andrew Pérez, Jorrell Watkins, Kingdom Animalia, Malcolm Tariq, Natasha Trethewey, Native Guard, Policing the Black Man, Prince Bush, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Rickey Laurentiis, Rosebud Ben-Oni, ross gay, The Tradition, Toi Derricote, turn around BRXGHT XYXS, What to Read When
Rumpus editors share for their favorite writing that speaks to Black history past, present, and future.
Tags: A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, Adrian Matejka, Aftershocks, Anagnorisis, Aracelis Girmay, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, Black History Month, Brandon Taylor, Buck Studies, Busted in New York, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Carl Phillips, Clifford Thompson, DaMaris Hill, Danez Smith, danielle evans, darryl pinckney, Dispatch, Douglas Kearney, Evie Shockley, Faylita Hicks, Felon, Here for It: Or, Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick, Homie, HoodWitch, How to Save Your Soul in America, How to Sit, How We Fight for Our Lives, John Murillo, Justin Phillip Reed, Kiki Petrosino, Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry, kyle dargan, Lakewood, leesa cross-smith, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Megan Giddings, Memorial Drive, Morgan Jerkins, Nadia Owusu, Natasha Trethewey, Pale Colors in a Tall Field, R. Eric Thomas, Real Life, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Rion Amilcar Scott, Riot Baby, Robin Coste Lewis, Saeed Jones, Sam Irby, Semiautomatic, So We Can Glow, The Big Smoke, The Black Maria, The House at the End of the Road, The Malevolent Volume, The World Doesn't Require You, tochi onyebuchi, Tyrese L. Coleman, Voyage of the Sable Venus, W. Ralph Eubanks, Wandering in Strange Lands, We Cast a Shadow, What It Is, What to Read When, White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia, Wow No Thank You
Shira Erlichman discusses her debut poetry collection, ODES TO LITHIUM.
Tags: Alice James Books, An Unquiet Mind, Angel Nafis, Annie Dillard, Aracelis Girmay, Arias, bipolar, bipolar disorder, brian spears, Deaf Republic, debut collection, delusions, depression, For the Time Being, Hanif Abdurraqib, Ilya Kamisky, Jaime Lowe, Kay Redfield Jamison, lithium, medication, Mental Health, mental illness, Morgan Parker, Nicole Sealey, Odes to Lithium, poems, poetry, poetry book club, psychiatric medication, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Sealey challenge, shame, Sharon Olds, Shira Erlichman, stone fruit, The Black Maria
Rumpus editors share favorite poetry collections as we continue our celebration of National Poetry Month!
Tags: & more black, 1919, A Fortune for Your Disaster, Andres Cerpa, Anne Carson, Aracelis Girmay, Autobiography of Red, Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths, Bestiary, Bicycle in a Ransacked City, Blood Sparrows and Sparrows, blud, Brooklyn Antediluvian, Brute, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, Cenzontle, Chen Chen, Deaf Republic, Derrick Austin, Donika Kelly, Dunya Mikhail, Elizabeth Acevedo, Emily Skaja, Erica Dawson, Eugenia Leigh, Eve Ewing, Fatimah Asghar, Franny Choi, Halal If You Hear Me, Hanif Abdurraqib, Head Off and Split, Heed the Hollow, Ilya Kaminsky, In Her Feminine Sign, jennifer s. cheng, Jericho Brown, Jillian Weise, Kaveh Akbar, Kristin Chang, Life on Mars, Loves You, Magical Negro, Malcolm Tariq, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Metta Sama, MOON: Letters Maps Poems, Morgan Parker, Nabila Lovelace, National Poetry Month, National Poetry Month 2019, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Nikky Finney, Ocean Vuong, Oculus, Odes to Lithium, Past Lives Future Bodies, patrick rosal, poetry book club, Rachel McKibbens, Rachel Zucker, Registers of Illuminated Villages, Rookery, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Safia Elhillo, Sally Wen Mao, Sarah Gambito, Shira Erlichman, Simone John, Soft Science, Sons of Achilles, SoundMachine, Swing at Your Own Risk, T'ai Freedom Ford, Tarfia Faizullah, Testify, The Amputee's Guide to Sex, The Black Maria, The Crazy Bunch, The Tradition, Traci Brimhall, Tracy K Smith, Trouble the Waters, What to Read When, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, When Rap Spoke Straight to God, Willie Perdomo
Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: Abbi Jacobson, Amanda Torres, Annabel Lang, Aracelis Girmay, Beth Hightower, Bob Raymonda, Camille Perri, Charlotte Glynn, Courtney Young, Cynthia Manick, Derrick C. Brown, Devereux Fortuna, Erica Dawson, Erica Hunt, Hannah Lillith Assadi, Idra Novey, Itiola Jones, Jane Bernstein, JC Hopkins, Jeanann Verlee, Jon Sands, Kaethe Cherney, Karla Robinson, Kay Ulanday Barrett, keith gessen, Lauren Holguin, Maria Dahvana Headley, Mark Doty, Marshall Yarbrough, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Nick Fuenzalida, Nicole Homer, notable new york, Notable NYC, Robert Smith, Sadie Dupuis, Sergio Szombat Satélite, T.J. Smith, Thiahera Nurse, Trace DePass, Wayetu Moore
Rumpus editors share favorite poetry collections as we continue our celebration of National Poetry Month!
Tags: American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Among the Monarchs, Amulet, Analicia Sotelo, Anne Carson, Aracelis Girmay, Autobiography of Red, beth bachmann, Black Aperture, Blood Dazzler, Blood Sparrows and Sparrows, Boneshepherds, CA Conrad, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Catherine Barnett, Cease, Cenzontle, Christine Garren, Citizen Illegal, Colette Arrand, Dana Levin, Dante Di Stefano, David Tomas Martinez, Derrick Austin, Diane Seuss, Dying in the Scarecrow’s Arms, Ecodeviance, Eduardo C. Corral, Eleni Sikelianos, Eugenia Leigh, Evie Shockley, Fatimah Asghar, Fludde, Hold Me Gorilla Monsoon, House A, I Love Artists, Idrissa Simmonds, If They Come for Us, In the Surgical Theatre, Incomplete Knowledge, Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, Jack Gilbert, Jamila Woods, Jason Bayani, Jeanann Verlee, Jeffrey Harrison, Jeffrey McDaniel, jennifer s. cheng, Jericho Brown, Josè Olivarez, Juliana Spahr, Kimiko Hahn, Mad Honey Symposium, Mahogany L Browne, María Isabel Álvarez, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Matt Rasmussen, Matthew Olzmann, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Mezzanines, Mindy Nettifee, Misrepresented People, Mitchell LH Douglas, molly mccully brown, My Emily Dickinson, Narrow Road to the Interior, National Poetry Month, National Poetry Month 2018, Nin Andrews, Open Your Mouth Like a Bell, Patricia Smith, patrick rosal, Peter Mishler, Please, poetry, Post Traumatic Hood Disorder, Racing Hummingbirds, Refusing Heaven, Rookery, ross gay, Sally Wen Mao, Semiautomatic, Slow Lightning, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Susan Howe, Suzanne Parker, Terrance Hayes, The Black Maria, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic, The California Poem, The Splinter Factory, The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, This Connection of Everyone with Lungs, TJ Jarrett, Traci Brimhall, Trouble the Water, viral, virgin, What to Read When, Why God Is a Woman, Zion
Rumpus editors share for their favorite writing that speaks to black history, past and present.
Tags: Airea D. Matthews, An American Marriage, Another Brooklyn, Aracelis Girmay, Ayana Mathis, ayiti, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, bell hooks, Big Machine, Black History Month, Black Peculiar, Blessing the Boats, Bone Black, Britt Bennett, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Citizen, Claudia Rankine, danielle evans, Electric Arches, erasure, Eve Ewing, Forest Primeval, Hanif Abdurraqib, Here Comes the Sun, Ijeoma Oluo, Incendiary Art, Incognegro, jacqueline woodson, James Baldwin, Jesmyn Ward, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Khadijah Queen, Lucille Clifton, marlon james, Mat Johnson, Men We Reaped, Morgan Jerkins, Morgan Parker, Native Son, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Nicole Sealey, Ordinary Beast, Patricia Smith, Percival Everett, Phillis Wheatley, richard wright, Robin Coste Lewis, ross gay, Roxane Gay, Simulacra, So You Want to Talk About Race, Starshine & Clay, Tayari Jones, The Black Maria, The Book of Night Women, The Fire Next Time, The Mothers, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, This Will Be My Undoing, Victor LaValle, Vievee Francis, Voyage of the Sable Venus, We Love You Charlie Freeman, What to Read When
With impermanence and “praise for the devil” all around, it’s a gift to rediscover joy, no matter how fleeting. ...more
Tags: Aracelis Girmay, Billy Collins, Books, Christian Wiman, christmas, Dancing with Joy: 99 Poems, Dorianne Laux, Edward Derby, ellen bass, Emily Dickinson, Everyday Is Christmas, grace paley, Harmony Books, Holly Hughes, Jack Gilbert, Jen Hadfield, John Brehm, joy, Joy: 100 Poems, Kim Addonizio, mark strand, Mary Oliver, Maureen N. McClane, P.K. Page, Pablo Medina, poetry, Portland, Reviews, Rilke, Roger Housden, rumi, Sia, Taha Muhammad Ali, The Poetry of Impermanence Mindfulness and Joy, Tracy K Smith, Vijay Seshadri, wendell berry, Wisdom Publications, Yale University Press, Yosa Buson
Monica Sok discusses her award-winning poetry chapbook
Year Zero, her interest in Southeast Asian history, and living in isolation. ...more
Tags: Alton Sterling, Aracelis Girmay, archeology, Ben Kiernan, black lives matter, Black Maria, Bunkong Tuon, Cambodia, Chath pierSath, communism, Dallas, Deborah Landau, Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, genocide, John Pirozzi, Kem Ley, Khmer Rouge, Killing Fields, Kingdom Animalia, Laura Creste, Marilyn Chin, Mary Oliver, Monica Sok, NYU, orlando, Peuo Tuy, Philando Castile, Phina So, Phnom Penh, poetry, Pol Pot, Prek Eng, Princess Moon, Rithy Panh, Sharon Olds, Siem Reap, Sokunthary Svay, southeast asia, Tararith Kho, teeth, The Missing Picture, The Pol Pot Regime, trauma, trauma writing, violence, Year Zero, Yeng Chheangly, Yesenia Montilla
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Aracelis Girmay about her poetry collection,
Kingdom Animalia. ...more
We are excited to announce Aracelis Girmay’s Kingdom Animalia as the August selection for the August Rumpus Poetry Book Club. This poetry collection, published by BOA Editions is the winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award for 2011. Author Chris Abani deemed it, “a beautiful evocation of the bittersweet complexities of the human heart and […]