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Posts Tagged: Emily Dickinson

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Molly Spencer

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Molly Spencer discusses her new collection, HINGE.

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On Relic and Recovery: A Conversation with Kimiko Hahn

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Poet Kimiko Hahn discusses her new collection, FOREIGN BODIES.

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The Discourse of Undocumentedness: Talking with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

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Karla Cornejo Villavicencio discusses her first book, THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS.

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Owning the Narrative: A Conversation with Megan Fernandes

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Megan Fernandes discusses her new collection of poetry, GOOD BOYS.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #203: Molly Spencer

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“I would say the primary role of speech in these poems is to attempt something. To try.”

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Turning and Turning: Jericho Brown’s The Tradition

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[T]his is a book in direct conversation with literary tradition.

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Poetry Is Wild: Talking with Ariel Francisco

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Ariel Francisco discusses his forthcoming second collection, A SINKING SHIP IS STILL A SHIP.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #95: Omnidirectional

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If you love this album as much as I think you’re going to, make sure to tell a friend.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Ilya Kaminsky

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Ilya Kaminsky discusses his new collection, DEAF REPUBLIC.

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Beyond the Elegant Veneer: Talking with Greer Macallister

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Greer Macallister discusses her new novel, WOMAN 99.

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Violence and Tenderness: The Explosive Expert’s Wife by Shara Lessley

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Lessley’s poems remind us: “Because to cry’s / a sign, to cry is proof, / there’s life.”

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Poet-Cosmologist: A Conversation with Bruce Beasley

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“The cusp of errand and awe is where poetry always is for me.”

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Peter Mishler

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Peter Mishler discusses his debut collection, Fludde, the effect of ritual on poems, and childhood psychology.

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Faith and Identity: Fireworks in the Graveyard by Joy Ladin

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To “ameliorate” the desire for death or the sense of self-annihilation, Ladin finds in religion a way of reconciliation, not only within herself, but also with her community and society at large.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #131: Lisa Wells

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“I always feel like I’m starting over. I don’t know how I ever wrote a poem. I really do have that feeling.”

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Terese Mailhot

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Terese Mailhot discusses her debut memoir, Heart Berries, writing candidly about one’s personal life, and the good that can come from anger.

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On Joy: Three Poetry Anthologies

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With impermanence and “praise for the devil” all around, it’s a gift to rediscover joy, no matter how fleeting.

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It’s All Metaphorical: A Conversation with Laurette Folk

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Laurette Folk discusses her new collection, Totem Beasts, the role of meditation and dreams in her work, and “seeking some heightened experience in the conscious world.”

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What to Read When You Want to Feel Thankful

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Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!

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On Speaking Plainly: A Conversation with Rajith Savanadasa

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Rajith Savanadasa discusses his debut novel, Ruins, writing across oceans, and the chance encounter with refugees that led to the story at the heart of his novel.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #85: Elizabeth Metzger

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I have known the poet Elizabeth Metzger since kindergarten—and ever since I have known her, she has been a poet. When we played the The Game of Life, a board game, she wrote small lyrics about the futures we ended the game with; when I had a crush, she wrote light verse about the boys […]

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Pandora and the Naked Dead Woman

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Bite that apple, open that jar at your own risk and see how your garden grows, how hopeful you remain. Paradise is, after all, blissful self-ignorance.

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