Rumpus editors share a list of new and forthcoming books to celebrate APIA Heritage Month!
Tags: A Fish Growing Lungs, A House Is a Body, AAPI Heritage Month, Afterparties, Alexandra Kleeman, Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn, Alysia Sawchyn, Anjali Enjeti, Anthony Veasna So, Antiman, APIA Heritage Month, Arrow, Asako Serizawa, Asian American, Asian American Literature, Barbara Jane Reyes, Bestiary, Chang-rae Lee, China by Anna Qu, China Room, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Constellation Route, Craft in the Real World, Crying in H Mart, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Dear Memory, Disappear Doppelgӓnger Disappear, DoveLion, Eileen R. Tabios, Elizabeth Miki Brina, Fire Is Not a Country, Frank Abe, Gene Kwak, Ghost Forest, Go Home Ricky, Hao, Heart of Fire, House of Sticks, How Not to Be Afraid of Everything, How to Kidnap the Rich, How to Raise a Feminist Son, Inconvenient Daughter, Inheritors, Jackie Wang, Jane Wong, Jean Kyoung Frazier, Jeremy Tiang, K Ming Chang, Kat Chow, Kikuko Tsumura, Kyle Lucia Wu, Land of Big Numbers, Larissa Pham, Last Days, Lauren J. Sharkey, Letters to a Young Brown Girl, Ly Tran, Made, Mai Der Vang, Matt Ortile, Matt Sasaki, Matthew Olzmann, Matthew Salesses, Mazie K. Hirono, Michelle Zauner, my year abroad, Names for Light, Nawaaz Ahmed, Northern Light, patrick rosal, Pik-Shuen Fung, Pizza Girl, Pop Song, Radiant Fugitives, Rahul Raina, Rajiv Mohabir, Ross Ishikawa, Seeing Ghosts, Sejal Shah, Shin Yu Pai, Shruti Swamy, Something New Under the Sun, Sonora Jha, Southbound, speak okinawa, Sumita Chakraborty, Sunjeev Sahota, Tahmima Anam, Tamiko Beyer, Tamiko Nimura, Te-Ping Chen, That Was Now This Is Then, The Archer, The Groom Will Keep His Name, The Joy and Terror are Both in the Swallowing, The Last Thing, The Parted Earth, The Secret Talker, The Startup Wife, The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void, There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job, Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint, This Is One Way to Dance, Victoria Chang, Vijay Seshadri, Virga, We Hereby Refuse, What to Read When, Win Me Something, Ye Chun, Yellow Rain
Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family!
Tags: A Fish Growing Lungs, A Map Is Only One Story, A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause, A Woman a Plan an Outline of a Man, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Alexander Chee, Alison C. Rollins, Alison Stine, Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn, Alysia Sawchyn, amber sparks, And I Do Not Forgive You, Animals Strike Curious Poses, Anodyne, Barbara Jane Reyes, Before and After the Book Deal, Benjamin Garcia, Bestiary, Beth Alvarado, Birthright, Brandon Taylor, bryan washington, Burn It Down, C Pam Zhang, Cardinal, Carl Phillips, carmen maria machado, Cathy Hong Park, Catrachos, Chelsea Bieker, Children of the Land, Chloe N. Clark, christmas, Claire Comstock-Gay, Claire Rudy Foster, Claudia Rankine, Cleanness, Collective Gravities, courtney maum, Crooked Hallelujah, Danez Smith, danielle evans, Destiny O. Birdsong, diane cook, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear, Disparates, Each of Us Killers, Eats of Eden, Eduardo C. Corral, Elena Passarello, Erin Hensley, Eula Biss, Everyday People, Feel It Out, feeld, Finna, Franny Choi, garth greenwell, George Abraham, Godshot, Good Talk, Guillotine, Hanif Abdurraqib, Hanukkah, Having and Being Had, Heart Berries, Heather Christle, Here for It, Hinge, holiday gift guide, holiday gifts, holidays, Homie, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, How Much Of These Hills Is Gold, How to Pronounce Knife, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, I Remember Everything, Intimations, Island of Bones, Jane Hirshfield, Jasmine Guillory, Jenn Shapland, Jennifer Baker, Jennifer Givhan, Jenny Bhatt, Jillian in the Borderlands, Jordan Sondler, Jos Charles, Joy Castro, Jubilee, Julia Callahan, Just Us, K Ming Chang, Keep Moving, Kelli Jo Ford, Khadijah Queen, kristen arnett, Lakewood, Later: My Life at the Edge of the World, laura van den berg, Leigh Camacho Rourks, Letters to a Young Brown Girl, Library of Small Catastrophes, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lilliam Rivera, Lilly Dancyger, Lincoln Michel, Look, Luster, Madame Clairevoyant’s Guide to the Stars, Maggie Smith, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Maria Dahvana Headley, Matthew Salesses, Megan Giddings, Megan Stielstra, Melissa Faliveno, memorial, Memorial Drive, Mensah Demary, Minor Feelings, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, Mira Jacob, Molly Spencer, Moon Trees and Other Orphans, Morgan Jerkins, Mostly Dead Things, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, N.K. Jemisin, nadxieli nieto, Natasha Trethewey, Nate Marshall, Negotiations, Never Look Back, Nicole Chung, Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, Pale Colors in a Tall Field, Party of Two, Patrick Madden, Paul Lisicky, R. Eric Thomas, Raven Leilani, Real Life, Road Out of Winter, ross gay, Roy G. Guzmán, Ruby Hamad, Ruth O. Saxton, Sam Irby, Samantha Irby, Sarah Kasbeer, Sejal Shah, Shawn Wen, Shayla Lawson, Shine of the Ever, Soft Science, Solmaz Sharif, Sonya Huber, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Stephen Graham Jones, Syzygy: Beauty, T Fleischmann, Tabitha Blankenbiller, Terese Mailhot, The Age of Phillis, The Beauty, The Book of Old Ladies, The Books of Delights, The City We Became, The Crying Book, The Low Low Woods, The New Wilderness, The Office of Historical Corrections, The Only Good Indians, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, This Is Major, This Is One Way to Dance, Thrown in the Throat, Tiny Nightmares, Tomboyland, Tyree Daye, Verge, Wandering in Strange Lands, What to Read When, White Tears/Brown Scars, World of Wonders, Wow No Thank You, zadie smith
Barbara Jane Reyes discusses her new collection, LETTERS TO A YOUNG BROWN GIRL.
Tags: audience, audre lorde, Barbara Jane Reyes, baybayin, BOA Editions, bodies, bodily autonomy, Cagayan, colonialism, community, Diaspora, Diwata, Dogeaters, Erin Entrada Kelly, Filipina, Filipina-American, filipino, Filipino American, Gattaran, Gravities of Center, historical trauma, historical violence, identity, Ilocano, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, Invocation to Daughters, ire’ne lara silva, jessica hagedorn, Letters to a Young Brown Girl, Li-Young Lee, multilingual, ntozake shange, patriarchy, Philippine diaspora, Philippines, Pinay, poems, Poeta en San Francisco, poetry, privilege, rage, systemic racism, systemic violence, Tagalog, To Love as Aswang, violence against women, women of color, women's anger, women's bodies
Rumpus editors share share new and forthcoming collections we’re especially excited about!
Tags: 13th Balloon, 44 Poems for You, A Nail the Evening Hangs On, A Sinking Ship Is Still a Ship, Adeeba Talukder, Alberto Rios, Amy Woolard, Anne Carson, Anodyne, Ariel Francisco, Arrow, Audra Puchalski, Barbara Jane Reyes, Be Holding, Benjamin Garcia, Birthright, Capable Monsters, Carl Phillips, Catrachos, Changtai Bi, Cori A. Winrock, Danez Smith, Deluge, Eduardo C. Corral, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, Eric Tran, Foreign Bodies, Forever War, George Abraham, Guillotine, Hafizah Geter, Heather McHugh, Hinge, Homie, Hot with the Bad Things, Huda Fakhreddine, inheritance, Jawdat Fakhreddine, Jenny Zhang, Jessica Q. Stark, John Freeman, Justin Phillip Reed, Kate Gaskin, Khadijah Queen, Kiki Petrosino, Kim Kyung Ju, Kimiko Hahn, Lara Mimosa Montes, LatiNext, Leah Naomi Green, Leila Chatti, Letters to a Young Brown Girl, Little Envelope of Earth Conditions, Living Weapon, Lucia LoTempio, Major Jackson, Mark Bibbins, Marlin M. Jenkins, Mary-Kim Arnold, Molly Spencer, Monica Sok, Muddy Matterhorn, My Baby First Birthday, My Name Will Grow Wide Like a Tree, Natalie Diaz, National Poetry Month, National Poetry Month 2020, Neck of the Woods, Norma Jeane Baker of Troy, Not go away is my name, Obit, Pale Colors in a Tall Field, Philip Metres, Postcolonial Love Poem, Queer Hagiographies, Rick Barot, Roger Allen, ross gay, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Roy G. Guzmán, Sarah Ruhl, Savage Pageant, Shahr-e-jaanaan: The City of the Beloved, Shrapnel Maps, Sumita Chakraborty, Taylor Johnson, That Was Now This Is Then, The Absurd Man, The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4, The Fish & The Dove, The Galleons, The Gutter Spread Guide to Prayer, The Malevolent Volume, The More Extravagant Feast, The Park, The Sky That Denied Me, The Tilt Torn Away from the Seasons, Thea Matthews, Thresholes, Thrown in the Throat, Tracy K Smith, Un-American, Unearth [The Flowers], Victoria Chang, Vijay Seshadri, Whale and Vapor, What to Read When, White Blood, White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia, Yi Lei
Rumpus editors share their favorite writing that speaks to women’s history past, present, and future.
Tags: A Fish Growing Lungs, A Nail the Evening Hangs On, afterlife, Aftershocks, Alison Stine, All My Mother's Lovers, Alysia Sawchyn, Arrow, Barbara Jane Reyes, Belabored, Bestiary, Chelsea Bieker, Cynthia Cruz, Deceit and Other Possibilities, Elisa Gabbert, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, Fairest, Girls Against God, Godshot, Guidebooks for the Dead, Hafizah Geter, Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick, hysteria, Ilana Masad, Inconvenient Daughter, Jenn Shapland, Jenny Hval, Jessica Gross, Julia Alvarez, K Ming Chang, Keep Moving, Kiki Petrosino, Lakewood, Lauren J. Sharkey, leesa cross-smith, Leigh Stein, Letters to a Young Brown Girl, Lidia Yuknavitch, lyz lenz, Maggie Smith, Marie-Helene Bertino, Mary-Kim Arnold, Mattilda B. Sycamore, Megan Giddings, Melissa Faliveno, Memorial Drive, Meredith Talusan, Monica Sok, Morgan Jerkins, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, Nadia Owusu, Natalie Diaz, Natasha Trethewey, Obit, parakeet, Postcolonial Love Poem, Quotients, rachel vorona cote, Road Out of Winter, Samantha Irby, Sejal Shah, Self Care, So We Can Glow, Sumita Chakraborty, The Fish & The Dove, The Freezer Door, The Tilt Torn Away from the Seasons, The Unreality of Memory, Thea Matthews, This Is One Way to Dance, Tomboyland, Too Much, Tracy O'Neill, Un-American, Unearth [The Flowers], vanessa hua, Verge, Victoria Chang, Wandering in Strange Lands, What to Read When, White Blood, White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia, Women's History Month, Wow No Thank You, zora neale hurston
The organizers of Writers for Migrant Justice suggest books to read ahead of tomorrow’s events.
Tags: Al Norte, Alan Pelaez Lopez, Aline Mello, Anni Liu, Barbara Jane Reyes, Bhanu Kapil, border crisis, Cenzontle, Christopher Soto, Dear America, driving without a license, Esther Lin, For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly, Frankie Concepcion, immigrants, Invocation to Daughters, Jan-Henry Gray, Janine Joseph, Javier O. Huerta, Javier Zamora, Jesus I. Valles, Jose Antonio Vargas, Juan Rodriguez, León Salvatierra, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, migrant, Some Clarifications y Otros Poemas, Sonia Guiñansaca, The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers, Undocupoets, Writers for Migrant Justice, Yosimar Reyes, Yujane C.
Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: andrew sean greer, Angie Thomas, Anita Felicelli, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Barbara Jane Reyes, Bay Area, Christy Stillwell, Dani Shapiro, Dashka Slater, Dave Eggers, David Marriott, Don Cox, Eddie Hopely, Heather June Gibbons, Jeff Chang, Jenny Odell, Jill Santopolo, Julayne Lee, Juliana Delgado Lopera, Kimberley Marshall, Ksenia Lakovic, Livia Foldes, marlon james, Micah Perks, Michelle Brittan Rosado, MK Asante, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Peg Alford Pursell, R. O. Kwon, Randall Mann, Reema Zaman, Robert Rorke, San Francisco, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Stephanie Land, Steve Benson, Steve Wasserman, Yasmin Khan
Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: Alex Beard, Anisse Gross, Barbara Jane Reyes, Bay Area, Bonnie Chau, Caille Millner, colin winnette, daniel handler, Daniel Mason, E. K. Keith, Emily Pinkerton, Esmé Weijun Wang, Guadalupe Nettel, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Isabel Allende, j.j. Mull, Jackson Burgess, Jenee Darden, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Kateland Harte, Keenan Norris. Joyce E. Young, Kevin Simmonds, Kevin Young, Khaled Hosseini, Lydia Kiesling, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Maw Shein Win, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Oakland, Oliver James, Patrick Newson, Peter Phillips, R. O. Kwon, Rachel Khong, San Francisco, Sara Mithra, Valerie Wallac
Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: Amber Von Nagel, Anand Vedawala, Andrew Lam, Aqueila Lewis, Barbara Jane Reyes, Bay Area, Cadence Low, Courtenay Hameister, D.L. Lang, Daniel Mallory Ortberg, Elaine Castillo, Elaine Petrocelli, Elizabeth Rosner, Erika Snyder, Gay Degani, Grant Faulkner, Iris A Law, Ismail Muhammad, Ja Hicks, James Claffey, Jane Smiley, Jeff Williams, jennifer s. cheng, John Larison, Kamila Shamsie, Katharine Dion, Lady D, Lisa Dominguez Abraham, Lisa Locascio, Lynn Mundell, Maria Dahvana Headley, Melissa McCracken, Mia Ayumi Malhotra, Michael Krasney, Molly Giles, Nancy Stohlman, Nina Serrano, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Oakland, Pamela Painter, Paul Sakai, R. O. Kwon, Rahul Kanakia, Rebecca Clarren, Regina Sparrow, Roxane Gay, San Francisco, SF, Stace Budzko, Stephen Kessler, T Bone Burnett, Thaisa Frank, Tommy Orange, Wayne Goodman
Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: Barbara Jane Reyes, Bay Area, Cassandra Dallett, Elizabeth Rush, Gary Soto, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Lauren Marie Schmidt, Martin Espada, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Oakland, Onnesha Roychoudhuri, San Francisco, SF, Siobhan Adcock, Thor Hanson, Tracey Knapp
Rumpus editors select writing that speaks to women’s history—past, present, and future.
Tags: Adrienne Rich, America's Women, audre lorde, Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir, Barbara Jane Reyes, Bestiary, Bloodlines: Odyssey of a Native Daughter, Carina Chocano, Charlotte Perkins, Deborah A. Miranda, Directed by Desire, Donika Kelly, Electric Arches, Elissa Washuta, Eve Ewing, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Gail Collins, Heart Berries, Hope in the Dark, In Praise of Difficult Women, Invocation to Daughters, Janet Campbell Hale, Jesmyn Ward, Julia Pierpont, June Jordan, Karen Karbo, Kate Harding, Katie Green, Katy Horan, Kindred, Lighter Than My Shadow, Literary Witches, Marge Piercy, Men We Reaped, michelle dean, Morgan Parker, My Body Is a Book of Rules, Nasty Women, Nella Larsen, Nicole Sealey, Octavia Butler, On Lies Secrets and Silence, Ordinary Beast, passing, reading recommendations, Rebecca Solnit, Rocket Fantastic, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion, Sister Outsider, Svetlana Alexievich, Taisia Kitaiskaia, Terese Mailhot, The Little Book of Feminist Saints, The Moon is Always Female, The Unwomanly Face of War, The Yellow Wallpaper, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, Together We Rise, What to Read When, Women's History Month, You Play the Girl
Barbara Jane Reyes discusses her new collection
Invocation to Daughters, poly-vocality in poetry, and the importance of centering women’s voices. ...more
Tags: Abuse, Airea D. Matthews, anger, Barbara Jane Reyes, brian spears, City Lights, Donald Trump, election 2016, erasure, Filipina, Greek chorus, I'm So Fine, Invocation to Daughters, Janice Sapigao, Javier Zamora, kapwa, Khadijah Queen, Layli Long Soldier, Philip Metres, Pinay, poetry, poetry book club, point of view, prayer, religion, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Sand Opera, sexual assault, Stacy Doris, Tagalog, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Trump, women writers
Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: Achy Obejas, Ammi Keller, Arisa White, Ayelet Waldman, Barbara Jane Reyes, Barbara Ridley, Bay Area, Bonnie J. Morris, Brian Cross, Charif Shanahan, Emji Spero, Helen Benedict, Javier Zamora, Jeff Chang, Jenny Sampson, Kate Folk, Laurie Ann Doyle, Makram Abu-Shakra, Nancy Au, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Oakland, Sam Sax, San Francisco, Sandra García Rivera, Sean Taylor, Teck Sway-Bien, Zubair Ahmed
Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: Barbara Jane Reyes, Cristina Garcia, Gayle Pitman, Javier Zamora, Judy Grahn, Kathline Carr, Mallory Ortberg, Mark Bittner, Megan Lamb, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Patricia Ravasio, Peter Kline, Phil Cosineau, Rebecca Foust, Solmaz Sharif, Terry Tarnoff, Tom Gauld, Tracy K Smith
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Erika L. Sánchez discusses her new collection
Lessons on Expulsion, pushing back against sexism and misogyny, being a troublemaker, and donkeys. ...more
Tags: Angie Thomas, Barbara Jane Reyes, Bestiary, bilingual, brian spears, control, Dear Martin, Donald Trump, Donika Kelly, donkeys, Eduardo Corral, Erika L. Sanchez, Exodus, female body, Hope in the Dark, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, immigration, Lessons on Explusion, Megan Sielstra, Mexico, misogyny, Nic Stone, poetry book club, Politics, Rebecca Solnit, rejection, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, rural, Sally Hemings, sexism, sexuality, Sjohnna McCray, Spanish, The Hate U Give, thomas jefferson, William Carlos Williams
Lisa Factora-Borchers talks about being a Catholic feminist, writing across genres, and pushing back against a singular narrative about New York.
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, activism, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, audre lorde, Barbara Jane Reyes, bell hooks, Bitch Media, Boston, Catholic, catholicism, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Daisy Hernandez, Dear Sister, Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence, Deesha Philyaw, Diaspora, election 2016, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Evelina Galang, feminism, feminist, Filipina, Filipina-American, filipino, Filipino American, genre, gloria anzaldua, Gloria Steinem, home, immigration, June Jordan, Lisa Factora-Borchers, Literary Mama, make/shift magazine, Marge Piercy, MFA, Michelle Alexander, migration, motherhood, New Jersey, new york, New York City, Ninotchka Rosca, Ohio, parenting, Philippines, place, poetry, publishing industry, rape, Roxane Gay, rural, Seattle, sexual assault, sexuality, This Bridge Called My Back, urban, Vanessa Mártir, Visible: Women Writers of Color, Women Writers of Color
Through incisive and uncompromising verse, Reyes unearths the hypocrisy at work in exalted American democracy… ...more
Tags: Abigail Licad, Afghanistan, Barbara Jane Reyes, Bay Area, catholicism, colonialism, colonization, filipino, Filipino American, identity, imperialism, Iraq, Last Book I Loved, law school, Oxford University, Philippines, Poeta in San Francisco, poetry, religion, San Francisco, Tagalog, To Elsie, Vietnam, William Carlos Williams
Wednesday 11/30: City Lights celebrates the publication of the magazine, Freeman’s: 2: Family: The Best New Writing on Family, from Grove Press. Editor John Freeman will be on hand. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights. Thursday 12/1: Novelist (Exiles) and short story writer Cary Groner reads for Story Hour at the Morrison Library at UC Berkeley. […]
Tags: Barbara Jane Reyes, bill ayers, Cary Groner, City Lights, Cleve Jones, Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto, Golden Girls, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, John Freeman, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Oscar Bermeo, Randa Jarrar, Robert Andrew Perez, Weather Underground, When We Rise
Solmaz Sharif discusses her new collection
Look, the difference between nearness and similarity, and the level of ownership we have over stories. ...more
Tags: Ada Limon, America's Army, Barbara Jane Reyes, Bay Area, Brooklyn Antediluvian, Call of Duty, Cathy Park Hong, Danez Smith, David Rivard, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, empathy, Forough Farrokhzad, Guantanamo, Gwendolyn Brooks, Habeas Corpus, Iran, Iraq, Jill McDonough, June Jordan, Look, Lucille Clifton, Maud Martha, military, Muriel Ruykeyser, NSA, old testament, patrick rosal, persian, poetry book club, police, privilege, Samira Yamin, Solmaz Sharif, To Love as Aswang, Video Games
Jeremy Allan Hawkins reviews Barbara Jane Reyes’s
To Love as Aswang: Songs, Fragments & Found Objects today in Rumpus Poetry. ...more
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Rigoberto González about his new book
Our Lady of the Crossword, cover image censorship, and the BP oil disaster. ...more
Tags: Autobiography of My Hungers, Barbara Jane Reyes, book covers, BP disaster, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, cover art, ferguson, Gulf Coast, Iguala, Juan Felipe Herrerra, Junot Diaz, love, Ludlow Massacre, Luis Alberto Urrea, oil spill, Our Lady of the Crossword, poetry, Rigoberto González, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Yehuda Amichai
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Sandra Beasley about her new book
Count the Waves, sestinas, and how actions can serve as signposts in the time stream. ...more
Tags: Barbara Jane Reyes, Bird by Bird, Count the Waves, Danez Smith, Emily Yoon, flarf, goober rig, Gravy, I Was the Jukebox, Jehanne Dubrow, Mary Ruefle, Meg Kearney, Miller Williams, Morgan Parker, poetry, Priscilla Long, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Robert Pinsky, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Sandra Beasley, sestina, The Traveler's Vade Mecum, Theories of Falling, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Whistler
Welcome to National Poetry Month 2015! For the last six years, we here at The Rumpus have run a new poem every day in April (and often into May) to celebrate this under-appreciated art form. We’ve tried to be diverse in our choices, both in terms of the poets whose work we’ve featured and in […]
Every year, for National Poetry Month, the Rumpus presents a poem-a-day for the month of April. Today’s poem is “To Sell Sweetie” by Barbara Jane Reyes.
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Carmen Giménez Smith about her poetry collection
Goodbye, Flicker. ...more
Tags: adolescence, Alzheimer's, Barbara Jane Reyes, Battlestar Galactica, Breaking Bad, Carmen Giménez Smith, Diwata, e. e. cummings, fairy tales, Fringe, gender, gender roles, J MIchael Martinez, jehovah's witness, Joanna Howard, Joni Mitchell, junior high, Lost, middle school, Mike Meginnis, Noemi Press, Odalisque in Pieces, poems, poetry, psychiatric hospital, reality television, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, science fiction, Shrek, The City She Was, Treme, true crime
It’s hard for me to know how much to push against popular culture, because certain trends are fleeting. ...more
The Great Wave After Hokusai First, the sea took the shore. She surged and sucked up the sand and gravel, all the soil and clay. She plucked twisted trees from the earth as if they were turnips. Herons nesting in the reeds, wild deer and hunter, she took them too, washed them down her gullet […]
Austin Kleon’s Newspaper Blackout site (along the same lines as his book) is worth checking out. He’s also a more than fair Twitterer. Via Harriet, Andrea Lingenfelter talks about “teaching Bay Area children to translate from Chinese and do concrete poetry—at the same time!” I’ve just recently (like, hours ago) seen some very similar work, […]
So, did you like our National Poetry Month project? If you missed any of the poems, check them out here. Barbara Jane Reyes has some interesting thoughts on poetic tradition. Virginia Heffernan discusses the way self-publication has lost some of its stigma, and introduces me to a new term: microniche publishing. If you missed seeing […]