Ali Solomon discusses her new book, I AM WHY DO I NEED VENMO? YEARS OLD.
Tags: ', aging, Al Baruch, Ali Solomon, Calvin & Hobbes, cartooning, Cartoonist, cartoons, collaborating, collaboration, comic strip, comic strips, Comics, gag cartoons, humor, humor writing, I Am Why Do I Need Venmo? Years Old, illustration, illustrator, Janine Annett, mcsweeney's, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, modern gag cartooning, motherhood, new mother, new yorker, parenthood, parenting, Sarah Garfinkel, Second City, teaching, writing humor
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
James Brown and Patrick O’Neil discuss WRITING YOUR WAY TO RECOVERY.
Tags: addiction, alcohol, alcohol use disorder, Anarchy at the Circle K, Apology to the Young Addict, collaboration, craft, creative writing, drinking, drug abuse, drug use, drugs, dyslexia, dyslexic, Gun Needle Spoon, Heroin, incarceration, James Brown, journaling, los angeles, memoir, Patrick O'Neil, philip lopate, prison, recovery, sobriety, Sue William Silverman, The Los Angeles Diaries, This River, Tim Hillegonds, triggers, Vivian Gornick, Voices on Addiction, Writing Your Way to Recovery
An exclusive look at the cover of Joy Castro’s forthcoming novel, FLIGHT RISK.
Tags: Appalachia, Appalachian Mountains, book covers, book design, Brothers Grimm, Chicago, collaboration, cover art, cover design, cover reveal, Cuban-American, divorce, domestic violence, fairy tales, family dysfunction, Flight Risk, illustration, Joy Castro, Lake Union, Lake Union Publishing, Latina, Latinx, marriage, Micaela Alcaino, mixed media, photography, Rumpus exclusive, runaway, The Six Swans, West Virginia
“I enjoy and do all of that research, and it must make the translation better.”
Tags: Aaron Robertson, Art Omi, collaboration, east africa, Faith47, Fontanella Press, Hope Campbell Gustafson, Il Comandante del Fiume, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Islands—New Islands, Islands—New Islands: A Vagabond Guide to Rome, Italian, Italy, Juxta Press, Largo Dei Librari, Marco Lodoli, minneapolis, Nina Moog, postcolonial literature, Rome, Somali, Somalia, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, translating, translation, translator, Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, Wangechi Mutu
Jenny Hval discusses her new novel, GIRLS AGAINST GOD.
Tags: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, black metal, Blood Bitch, Book Club, capitalism, Chris Kraus, Clarice Lispector, collaboration, community, Edvard Munch, Film, gender roles, Girls Against God, horror, horror films, Jenny Hval, Juliana Spahr, magic, Music, neoliberalism, Norway, Norwegian, patriarchy, resistance, Rumpus Book Club, Sarah Davachi, The Rumpus Book Club, Verso Books, witchcraft
An exclusive first look at the cover of the forthcoming collection, FORESHADOW!
Tags: Algonquin, Algonquin Young Readers, Bodega Magazine, book covers, book design, collaboration, community, cover art, cover reveal, editing, Emily X.R. Pan, Foreshadow, Foreshadow: A Serial Anthology, Literary Community, literary journals, literary magazines, Nova Ren Suma, Sarah J. Coleman, short fiction, short stories, YA, YA Lit, YA Literature, young adult, young adult literature
Gabrielle Civil discusses EXPERIMENTS IN JOY.
Tags: Adrienne Kennedy, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, April Matthis, California, civil coping mechanisms, collaboration, detroit, Diaspora, diy, Douglas Kearney, dream hampton, Experiments in Joy, Flight Tyme, Gabrielle Civil, girlhood, janice lee, Madhu H. Kaza, male privilege, Melvin Dixon, Midwest, Moe Lionel, Motown, Okwui Okpokwasili, performance art, performance artist, prince, Ralph Lemon, Rosamond S. King, St. Louis Blues, Suzanne Césaire, Swallow the Fish, white privilege
Molly McCully Brown and Susannah Nevison discuss their work.
Tags: ableism, ableist, Ada Limon, bodies, body, Catholic, catholicism, chronic illness, chronic pain, collaboration, collaborative projects, COVID-19, disability, disabled, epistolary, essays, friendship, God, grief, human body, In the Field Between Us, Intimacy, Janet Frishberg, Jerry Falwell, Jillian Weise, Kenyon College, Kenyon Review, Lethal Theater, Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, Liberty University, medical intervention, medical trauma, molly mccully brown, Natalie Diaz, Pain, pandemic, Persea Books, Places I’ve Taken My Body, poems, poetry, religion, religious, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, surgeries, surgery, susannah nevison, Teratology, The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, trauma
Gabriel Birnbaum discusses his new album, NOT ALONE.
Tags: Adam Brisbin, Arrowhawk Records, Brooklyn, collaboration, composer, Debo Band, depression, Gabriel Birnbaum, gender inequality, Jason Nazary, Jon Doyle, lawrence weschler, live music, Luke O'Neil, Mental Health, mental illness, Music, music industry, musician, neil young, networking, Northern Spy Records, Not Alone, power dynamics, power inequality, power structure, Rachel Kushner, saxophone, sexual assault, social networking, songwriter, Spotify, touring, Wilder Maker, Will Graefe, Wrecking Crew, Zion
“Time is really weird and fascinating.”
Tags: bodies, Coffee House, collaboration, collaborative projects, Felix Gonzales-Torres, hormones, identity, immigration, language, LGBTQ, natural world, queer, Reparations, representation, resistance, rural, Sex, sexuality, Sofia Moreno, T Fleischmann, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through, trans
Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton discusses SHAPES OF NATIVE NONFICTION.
Tags: Ali Cobby Eckermann, baskets, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Book Club, Claudia Rankine, Coast Salish, collaboration, collaborative projects, community, Cowlitz, craft, creative nonfiction, Don't Let Me Be Lonely, Elissa Washuta, Ernestine Hayes, essay writing, essays, Eva Woods, female friendship, form, friendship, Indigenous, Indigenous Literatures from Micronesia, Institute of American Indian Arts, Junauda Petrus, Keri Hulme, Marisa Siegel, Native, Native American, NDN Coping Mechanisms, nonfiction, Other Worlds Here, relationships, Rumpus Book Club, Shapes of Native Nonfiction, Stephen Graham Jones, storytelling, structure, Terese Mailhot, Terese Marie Mailhot, The Bone People, The Rumpus Book Club, The Stars and the Blackness Between Them, Theresa Warburton, Tiffany Midge
The child is born of them, yet is other to them; they work on behalf, and yet despite, and also against her. ...more
Tags: Aby Kaupang, Andrew Soloman, as I lay dying, autism, book review, Books, Cassandra Cleghorn, Clara Park, collaboration, collaborative projects, disability, experimental poetry, family, Futurepoem Books, John Donne, Matthew Cooperman, NOS, parenting, parents, poetry, Reviews, The Siege, William Faulkner
“I’ve always loved collaboration. It was so exciting, because I love the energy. ”
Tags: Amy Moore Benson, collaboration, crime novels, Josh Getzler, Keir Graff, Linda Joffe Hull, Mare Swallow, middle grade, mystery novels, Outlining, polyamorous, polyamory, pseudonyms, Sex, Sex Scenes, sex writing, sexuality, swingers, swinging, Terry Gould, the Big Bang, The Lifestyle, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Swing of Things, writing partnership, writing sex
Part of what makes Belly important and lasting, that is, is that they really think and feel a lot. ...more
Tags: ACA, Affordable Care Act, Aquidneck Island, Band of Their Own, Belly, Benny Sizzler, Bif Naked, breast cancer, Cabinet of Wonders, cancer, chemo, Chil Mott, Chris Gorman, collaboration, Dean Fisher, Dove, endometrial cancer, Fred Abong, Gail Greenwood, hysterectomy, King, Kristin Hersh, L7, Muses, Music, Paul Kolderie, reunion album, Rhode Island, rick moody, Sam Davol, songwriting, Stable Sound, Steve Rizzo, Swan Songs, swinging modern sounds, Tanya Donelly, technology, Throwing Muses, Tom Gorman, Verbal Assault, Wesley Stace
Poet Kristina Marie Darling discusses the literary life, collaborative writing, and the power of experimental forms.
Tags: Abuse, Adriana Cavarero, Carol Guess, collaboration, experimental, feminism, feminist, Gold Wake Press, Helene Cixous, Jenny Boully, Julie Marie Wade, Kate Durbin, Kim Gek Lin Short, Kristina Marie Darling, Kristy Bowen, Laurie Sheck, Literary Community, Max Avi Kaplan, Midwest, Noctuary Press, oklahoma, poetry, residency, same-sex marriage, sexual assault, sexual harassment, Simone Muench, SUNY Buffalo, The Disappointment Acts, toxic masculinity, trauma, Tulsa, Tupelo Press, Tupelo Quarterly, Vermont STudio Center, X Marks the Dress, Yaddo
Dessa discusses her recently released album,
Chime, where she stands on the intersection of poetry and performance, and self-care for busy artists. ...more
Tags: Chime, collaboration, Dessa, Doomtree, Dutton Books, Grant Meachum, hip-hop, mary roach, meditation, minneapolis, Minnesota Orchestra, Molly Bess Rector, Molly Rector, Music, My Own Devices, neuroscience, perfectionism, performance poet, poetry, rap, rap music, Reggie Watts, Russell Simmons, Sarah Hicks, songwriting, spoken word
Poets Denise Newman and Hazel White discuss their most recent collaborative project, Biotic Portal, how they initially met, and loving their garden’s “outlaws.”
Tags: Andrew Joron, Anthony Garza, beauty, Berkeley, Biotic Portal, Bruno Latour, California, collaboration, Creative Work Fund, Denise Newman, Doreen Massey, Elaine Scarry, Erika Howsare, experimental language, experimental poetry, garden, gardening, Hazel White, Mark Winges, myung mi kim, On Beauty and Being Just, poetry, Ruth Sacks, Simone Weil, Tacita Dean, UC Berkeley
Kate Angus of Augury Books and Joe Pan of Brooklyn Arts Press discuss the challenges and triumphs that come with running an indie press, and the recent decision to make Augury an imprint of BAP.
Tags: a public space, Alicia Jo Rabins, Arisa White, Augury Books, Brigid Hughes, Brooklyn Arts Press, Christine Kanownik, collaborating, collaboration, Createspace, Daniel Borzutzky, Donald Trump, feminism, Fire in the Hero Building, Fruit Geode, independent press, intersectionality, Joe Fletcher, Joe Pan, Kate Angus, Kimberly Steele, Lightning Source, Literary Community, Meghan O’Rourke, New York City, poetry, Publishing, publishing industry, Sheila Maldonado, small press, The Performance of Becoming Human, Trump, Tuff Sunshine, VIDA, vida count
Author Verónica Gerber Bicecci and translator Christina MacSweeney discuss the novel,
Empty Set. ...more
Tags: Book Club, Christina MacSweeney, collaboration, Daniel Saldana Paris, Empty Set, language, Marisa Siegel, math, Rumpus Book Club, translation, Verónica Gerber Bicecci, visual art, writing process
Katy Horan discusses
Literary Witches, which she illustrated and worked on in collaboration with writer Taisia Kitaiskaia, out tomorrow from Seal Press. ...more
Tags: Adriann Ranta, Art, art school, Artist, bipolar, Clare Rojas, collaboration, depression, Facebook, femininity, feminist, illustration, illustrator, instagram, Katy Horan, Literary Witches, Mental Health, mental illness, motherhood, paganism, Rhode Island School of Design, Seal Press, Social Media, Taisia Kitaiskaia, tarot, The Da Vinci Code, twitter, Wicca, witches
This week, the online interdisciplinary project 7×7 has new work by Janice Lee, author of The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). 7×7’s unique format pairs a writer and a visual artist to engage in a two-week long collaboration in the mode of the exquisite corpse games of the Surrealists. In “A Disappearing Landscape,” […]
Yona Harvey talks about her path to becoming a poet, Winnie Mandela as an artistic inspiration, and what it means to write more publicly.
Tags: A Poet's Craft, A Rumpus Interview, Amiri Baraka, beyonce, black femininity, Black Panther, black women, black writers, Cave Canem, collaboration, Comics, Deesha Philyaw, Doug Kearney, Hemming the Water, Howard University, Imani Owens, Imani Tolliver, Jessica Abel, Joel Dias-Porter, King, Lucille Clifton, Lynda Barry, Marvel, poetry, Ragdale, Robert Hayden, Roxane Gay, Sonia Sanchez, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Crew, The Force of What’s Possible, trauma, visible, Visible: Women Writers of Color, We Are KING, Winnie Mandela, Women Writers of Color, World of Wakanda, writers of color, Yona Harvey, Zachary Robbins
Damian Duffy and John Jennings discuss their new graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic novel
Tags: AbramsComicArts, adaptation, Adepero Oduye, Angela Bassett, Beacon Press, brian spears, collaborating, collaboration, Comics, D.W. Griffith, Damian Duffy, deadlines, Emayatzy Corinealdi, font, gender, graphic novels, Ida Mae Wells, identity, isaac fitzgerald, John Jennings, Kindred, Knives & Ink, Luke Cage, Middle of Nowhere, Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower, race, rape, Rumpus Book Club, Sheila Keenan, Simone Missick, slavery, teaching, tenure, time management, time travel, W.E.B. DuBois, wendy macnaughton
In the best collaborations, creative individuals push themselves to work with new media and singular, wild things issue forth. Jeff Antebi of Waxploitation Records has managed to create just this kind of magic in his book, Stories for Ways and Means. A product of ten years’ worth of seeking and story pitching, Stories for Ways […]
Tags: 826 National, Alison Mosshart, Anthony Lister, Butthole Surfers, children's literacy, children's literature, collaboration, Dan Baldwin, Devendra Banhart, Frank Black, illustration, James Jean, Jeff Antebi, justin vernon, Kai & Sunny, Kathleen Hanna, Laura Marling, literacy, Liz Wood, nick cave, painting, Pencils of Promise, Ronzo, Room to Read, songwriters writing stories, Storie for Ways and Means, swoon, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Tom Waits, Waxploitation, Waxploitation Records, Will Barras, Will Oldham, YA, young adult literature
Sisters and collaborators Kerry and Tyler Cohen talk about their new book
Girl Trouble: An Illustrated Memoir, female friendships, and some of the challenges of writing memoir. ...more
Tags: collaboration, Comics, family, female friendship, friendship, Girl Trouble, graphic novel, Hawthorne Books, illustration, illustrator, interview, Jaime Herndon, jealousy, kerry cohen, kim barnes, Leanne Shapton, Loose Girl, memoir, memory, nonfiction, Primahood: Magenta, relationships, Rhonda Hughes, siblings, sisterhood, sisters, Stacked Deck Press, the rumpus, The Rumpus Interview, The Truth of Memoir, tyler cohen, Was She Pretty?, writing
If you were to hear a story with its own soundtrack, it’s going to affect how you feel and interact with that story, even if you’re not directly paying attention to the music, and vice versa. I also believe that language is the shortened version of music. They’re just different methods of communication. Over at […]
It’s either a testament to the general belief held in director Grant Singer or a confirmation that buzz determines award nominations above all else, depending on how you look at it: The Weeknd and Daft Punk collaboration “Starboy” has received an MTV VMA nomination before its formal release. Listen to the song here.
The Smiths and PETA have released a video game in a collaborative effort to fight the violence of industrial agriculture’s treatment of livestock. Taking its inspiration the song “Meat Is Murder,” This Beautiful Creature Must Die asks players to fight to save chickens, pigs, cows, and turkeys from slaughterhouse doom. The game’s music is, of course, an 8-bit […]
I once, years ago, sat next to a colleague at a premiere, and as the lights dimmed I whispered, “Why do I do this to myself?” And yet, I persist. ...more
Tags: A Year in the Life, audience, Bargemusic, classical music, collaboration, composer, daniel felsenfeld, Elvis Costello, insecurities, Lara Downes, Mad Love, Nine Inch Nails, Peter Greenaway, Piano, postmodern, Prokofiev, puccini, Richard Rorty, Romeo and Juliet, Schöneberg, Tori Amos, West Side Story