Oh, the simple pleasures of life before the Internet. Emma Rathbone hilariously takes us back to that arguably better time over for New Yorker. At JSTOR Daily, M. Milks comes to claim their queer identity thanks to the most radical of groups: book club. Gloria Harrison’s life splits in two after a terrible accident, and she attempts […]
Every year, The Rumpus celebrates National Poetry Month by running new poems from poets we admire. We feature a different poet each day, and aim to illustrate the variety in voices and styles of poetry being written today.
Saturday 3/18: Lisa Robertson and Uljana Wolf join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 3/19: Michelle Hogmire, Edward Barkin, Claudia Summers, and Matt Basillere celebrate contributions to KGB Bar Lit. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free. Ariel Francisco, Sally Wen Mao, Jayson P. Smith, Kymani M. Jade, Taylor Lannamann, Glynn Pogue, Halley Furlong-Mitchell, […]
Thursday 3/2: Join Alex Chiu, Sophie Franz, Josh Simmons, Lark Pien, Jacon Sturgill, Erin Nations, and others for the launch of the seventh issue of Vision Quest, Portland’s free comic newspaper. Floating World Comics, 6 p.m., free. Robin Coste Lewis reads from her latest book, Voyage of the Sable Venus. Reed College, 6:30 p.m., free.
First, in the Saturday Essay, Byron F. Aspaas bares his slowly healing scars of communities lost before they were found and countries-turned-battlefields to remind us that our transformations into our true selves are never complete. And the Rumpus Inaugural Poems project continues on this last weekend of freedom with “& who , this time” by Hanif […]
Official inaugural poems are a strange beast. There have only been five of them and the one we recognize as the first, Robert Frost’s “The Gift Outright,” wasn’t composed for President Kennedy’s inauguration. Frost recited it when the sun’s glare off the snow made the poem he’d written, “Dedication,” impossible to read. But perhaps the […]
Dear Reader, For the past year, we, Aziza Barnes and Nabila Lovelace, The Founders of The Conversation, debated how we could create space for folk we love, whose work is critical, in the South. We had been living in New York, which is regarded as something of a safe haven for the Black writer. In the heat of […]
At Seven Scribes, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib interviews Mychal Denzel Smith about his new book, Invisible Man, Got The Whole World Watching. Among other things, they discuss black intersectionality, sneakers, and the problems with representing oneself as an “ally” in a public space: When opportunities come my way because I’ve written about queer theory, homophobia, or transphobia, […]