I’m fascinated that the speaker’s harm disappearing is a function of being in Hell. ...more
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This poem lets her—the speaker and Baumgartel—be too much . ...more
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Maylis de Kerangal discusses her new novel, THE COOK.
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Find out what The Rumpus Book Club is reading in March!
Barbara Berman’s 2018 Poetry Shout-Out!
Tags: Agnes Lhermite, Allen Ginsburg, andre breton, August Kleinzahler, Barbara Berman, BAX 2018, Benjamin Péret, Bury It, Carmen Giménez Smith, City Lights Spotlight Series, Clara Cohen, Claude Cahun, Cruel Futures, dadaism, Farrar Straus and Giroux, Gabriel Gudding, holidays, Jessie Damiani, Julia Wick, Leon Wieseltier, Leonard Cohen, Mary Ann Caws, Mina Loy, myung mi kim, new directions, poetry, Rene Char, Sam Sax, Seth Abramson, surrealism, Susan de Muth, Suzanne Malherbe, The Flame, The Milk Bowl of Feathers, Wesleyan Poetry Series, Wesleyan University Press
Be stunned by Kleinzahler’s poetry in the far ports of your body. ...more
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Sometimes a story suddenly changes. ...more
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Tessa Fontaine shares a list of books to celebrate her forthcoming debut memoir,
The Electric Woman. ...more
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Chen’s sense of history is reason enough to appreciate her poetry, but equally thrilling is her language. ...more
Tags: Adam Zagajewski, book review, China, Chinese American, debut collection, Farrar Straus and Giroux, first book, James Davis May, Los Angeles Review of Books, Louise Steinman, poetry, Tavern Books, Unearthings, Wendy Chen
I’ve long found that when reading Ashbery’s poetry it’s easy to lose track of just who the poet is. ...more
Stuart Dybek discusses the forthcoming
The Best Small Fictions 2016, the invisibility of anecdote, and why the art of transition is the art of the short story. ...more
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As a reader, I love this. As a writer, I am terrified. Via the always excellent Carolyn Kellogg at Jacket Copy, Farrar, Straus and Giroux is creating a new web site, FSG Work In Progress, that presents conversations with authors while their books are still being written. It also has some fascinating looks inside other […]