Derrick Austin discusses his new poetry collection, TENDERNESS.
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Rumpus editors share share new and forthcoming poetry collections we’re excited about!
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Rumpus editors share a list of new and forthcoming books to celebrate Black History Month!
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Sumita Chakraborty discusses her debut collection, ARROW.
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Rumpus editors share a list of new and forthcoming books to celebrate Pride Month!
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I needed my beauty to be invisible, either accidental or not at all. ...more
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Rumpus editors share forthcoming books they can’t wait to read!
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Rumpus editors share share new and forthcoming collections we’re especially excited about!
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Megan Fernandes discusses her new collection of poetry, GOOD BOYS.
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Cameron Dezen Hammon discusses her debut memoir, THIS IS MY BODY.
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I am cooking myself back in to my family, back into my own skin. ...more
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I feel dizzy, but I’ve got the donkey’s tail in my hand and if I pin it just right, my whole life could change. ...more
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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Phillip B. Williams about his new book
Thief in the Interior, form in poetry, and balancing editing work with one’s own. ...more
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Ian Parker profiles Edward St. Aubyn in this week’s issue of the New Yorker, delving into the “family disaster” that shaped much of the writer’s fiction: … [he] recalled some of his life’s most fraught experiences with steady irony, and in an unhurried English privilege that—like the paintings that hang in his drawing room, and […]