Be stunned by Kleinzahler’s poetry in the far ports of your body. ...more
Tags: August Kleinzahler, beats, charlotte bronte, Christopher Sawye-Lucanno, ee cummings, Farrar Straus and Giroux, Golden Gate Park, H. L. Mencken, james merrill, James Merrill: Life and Art, Langdon Hamme, London Review of Books, New Jersey, Sallies Romps Portraits and Send-Offs, San Francisco, San Francisco Chronicle, Stephen Spender, Steve Winn, The London Review of Books, The Mamas and the Papas, Thom Gunn, W H Auden, William James
Poet Marvin Bell discusses his now-famous love poem, “To Dorothy,” and the woman who inspired it.
Tags: Bob Jungels, Copper Canyon, ee cummings, Emily Sernaker, iowa, Iowa City, Jimmy Carter, Joan Mondale, John Logan, Love Poems, Marvin Bell, Matthew Arnold, parenting, poetry, Roslyn Carter, single fathers, To Dorothy
Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!
Tags: Abandon Me, Ada Limon, Alexandra Kleeman, An Elemental Thing, Anne Sexton, beryl markham, Bluets, Bright Dead Things, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, Carolina Ebeid, Carson McCullers, Cathy Linh Che, Citizen by Claudia Rankine, Danez Smith, Dangerous Angels, Don't Call Us Dead, edwidge danticat, ee cummings, Elena Passarello, Eliot Weinberger, Emily Dickinson, Eula Biss, Forest Dark, Four-Year-Old-Girl, Francesca Lia Block, Geek Love, Graham Greene, Harryette Mullen, hunger, Jeanette Winterson, jill lepore, Joan Didion, Juliana Spahr, Katherine Dunn, Kaveh Akbar, Ken Liu, Krik? Krak!, Leslie Jamison, Let Me Clear My Throat, Li-Young Lee, Louise Glück, Maggie Nelson, Mary Jo Bang, Meadowlands, Megan Stielstra, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Melissa Febos, Morgan Parker, Natalie Diaz, Natasha Trethewey, Native Guard, nicole krauss, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Ocean Vuong, reading recommendations, Rose, Roxane Gay, Sleeping with the Dictionary, Split, thankful, Thanksgiving, the balloonists, The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans, the empathy exams, The HEart is a lonely hunter, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, The Power and the Glory, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, thisconnectionofeveryonewithlungs, We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live, Weetzie Bat, West with the Night, What to Read When, When My Brother Was An Aztec, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior, You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine
Used to see lots of psychedelic princes and princesses on Haight Street. Not many these days. But here were hundreds of the turned on and tuned in, dressed like birds and peacocks in heat. ...more
Tags: 60s, acid, ballerina, ballet, California, concert, dealing, drug dealer, ee cummings, Golden Gate Bridge, Haight, hippies, Howl, Janis Joplin, Lagunitas, love, LSD, macrobiotic, marijuana, marin, Muse, North Beach, Paul Justison, Physics, poetry, Quicksilver, rimbaud, Rumpus Original Fiction, San Francisco, Sex, sixties, The Nutcracker, tripping, Whitman, Wisconsin
When in need of comfort, it’s always worth trying close reading. ...more
Tags: A Clockwork Orange, androgynous, Anthony Braxton, Anthony Burgess, astrophysical, Black Tie White Noise, Blackstar, bowie, cancer, chemotherapy, Claude Levi-Strauss, cut-up, david bowie, David Lynch, Death Grips, Diamond Dogs, dig lazarus dig, Earthling, ee cummings, extraterrestrial, frank sinatra, gender, heroes, Hotel California, Hours, Hunky Dory, Ian Anderson, jazz, Jethro Tull, Joel Peter Witkin, Jon Hassell, Lazarus, Let's Dance, Low, lyrics, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Marilyn Manson, Michael Azerrad, nick cave, Nine Inch Nails, norse, Outside, randy newman, rick moody, Rob Fitterman, Robert Fripp, Samuel Delany, Scary Monsters, sentimentality, Simon Critchley, Sun Ra, swinging modern sounds, Terry Callier, The Eagles, The Next Day, theodor adorno, Tony Visconti, Trent Reznor, vikings, Wayne Gladstone, William S. Burroughs
The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Tuesday nights 7-9 p.m. EST in New York City.
Tags: Alexander Rothman, Barbara Guest, C: Comics, comics symposium, ee cummings, Guillaume Apollinaire, How to Be Everywhere, In Pieces, James Schuyler, Joe Brainard, John Hankiewicz, Kenward Elmslie, Marion Fayolle, New York Comics Symposium, new york school, Skip Williamson
Wyatt Mason profiles Marilynne Robinson for the New York Times Magazine, asking her—among other things—“what do you think people should be talking about more?”
Because nothing says “here is my overdue rent” like a greeting sealed with a Theodore Roethke stamp. The United States Postal Service is jumping into the fun of National Poetry Month by issuing ten new forever stamps featuring the handsome mugs of great poets Elizabeth Bishop, Joseph Brodsky, Gwendolyn Brooks, E. E. Cummings, Robert Hayden, […]