“Hopefully, the takeaway is the journey.”
Tags: Alan Forbes, Amiri Baraka, Basquiat, Beat Generation, beats, Ben Ambrosini, Blind Owl, Blue Collar, Brooke Knisley, bukowski, Chad Lee, class inequality, coronavirus, COVID-19, cult of personality, Diane di Prima, diy, Helen Adams, Hot Water Music, Jeremiah Zimmerman, Josh Zimmerman, kerouac, Midwest, Midwestern, Noah C. Lekas, On the Road, poems, poetry, punk, punk music, Quarantine, Rebecca Joelson, Saturday Night Sage, Social Media, spirituality, Taken By Canadians, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Scripture of the Golden Eternity, The Silent Comedy, Wisconsin, working class, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The 2018 Whiting Awards winners share books that have inspired them, plus a giveaway!
Tags: A Streetcar Named Desire, Agnes Smedley, amy hempel, Anne Boyer, Antoinette Nwandu, Black Gay Man, Boy with Thorns, brontez purnell, chemistry, Collected Poems, cotton candy on a rainy day, crush, Daughter of Earth, Delicate Edible Birds, Diane di Prima, Esmé Weijun Wang, Feather on the Breath of God, Frederick Douglass, Garments Against Women, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami, Heads of the Colored People, home, lauren groff, lydia davis, Marilynne Robinson, My Bondage and My Freedom, myriam gurba, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Nathan Alan Davis, Nikki Giovanni, Painting Their Portraits in Winter, Patty Yumi Cottrell, reading recommendations, Revolutionary Letters, Richard Siken, Rickey Laurentiis, Robert Hayden, Robert Reid-Pharr, Shunryū Suzuki, Sigrid Nunez, since i laid my burden down, Tennessee Williams, The Border of Paradise, The Collected Schizophrenias, The End of the Story, Tumble Home, Weike Wang, What to Read When, Whiting Award, Whiting Awards, Zen Mind Beginner's Mind
On Thursday night, May 25, an amazing event will take place outside a BART train station in the Mission District of San Francisco, as it has every Thursday night for the past fourteen years. If you were to pass by, you might not even notice what is taking place. The corner of 16th Street and Mission […]
Tags: Alan Kaufman, Charles Kruger, Charlie Getter, Chris Peck, community, David Meltzer, Diane di Prima, gentrification, Literary Community, madness, Mission burritos, New College of California, Nic Alea, Nic Burrose, Open Mic without a Mic, Peck the Town Crier, poetry, Robert Duncan, Sam Sax, Seventh Tangent Press, street art, Terrance Hayes, the Mission, The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse
Wednesday 4/5: The theme for tonight’s “Inside StoryTime” is “Chagrin.” Featured writers are Ethel Rohan (The Weight of Him), Jon Sindell (Family Happiness), Peg Alford Purcell (Show Her a Flower, a Bird, a Shadow), Amy Berkowitz (Tender Points) and Christine No. Hosted by James Warner (All Her Father’s Guns). Free, 7 p.m., The Makeout Room. Thursday […]
Tags: Amy Berkowitz, Andrew Lam, Baruch Porres-Hernandez, Brenda Usher-Carpino, Bruce Willard, Brynn Saito, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Christine No, Christopher J. Adamson, Clara McLean, Daniel Riddle Rodriguez, Danny Thanh Nguyen, David Meltzer, Denise Benavides, Devorah Major, Diane di Prima, Duncan McNaughton, Ethel Rohan, Hari Kunzru, Ilana C. Myer, India Sabater, James Warner, Jared Schwartz, Jon Sindell, Julian Shendelman, Kaeli Quick, Lily Miller, Martha Rhodes, Natalie Warner, Natasha Dennerstein, Noah Warren, Notable San Francisco, Peg Alford Purcell, Peter S. Beagle, SevanKelee Boult, Shelly Wong, Shipwrecked, Siel Ju, Stacy Nathaniel Jackson, Stuart Bousel, The House of Yes
Writing the book on Gatsby, nostalgia for Land’s End, and a new “American poetry playlist”—all in the Rumpus Books this week.
Tags: copia, Désirée Zamorano, Diane di Prima, Erika Meitner, Fourteen Stories None of Them Are Yours, Luke B. Goebel, Maureen Corrigan, Nathan Hauke, Oliver de la Paz, So We Read On, The Amado Women, the poetry deal
Barbara Berman reviews Diane di Prima’s
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The summer I turned 19, after my first year of college, I took off, leaving behind my small midwestern campus, to work in a gift shop in Yosemite National Park. That’s a whole other story, and maybe someday I’ll tell it, but for now it’s enough to know that I was there. And that one […]