Our next Letter in the Mail is from Kyle Dargan!
Rumpus editors share for their favorite writing that speaks to Black history past, present, and future.
Tags: A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, Adrian Matejka, Aftershocks, Anagnorisis, Aracelis Girmay, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, Black History Month, Brandon Taylor, Buck Studies, Busted in New York, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Carl Phillips, Clifford Thompson, DaMaris Hill, Danez Smith, danielle evans, darryl pinckney, Dispatch, Douglas Kearney, Evie Shockley, Faylita Hicks, Felon, Here for It: Or, Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick, Homie, HoodWitch, How to Save Your Soul in America, How to Sit, How We Fight for Our Lives, John Murillo, Justin Phillip Reed, Kiki Petrosino, Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry, kyle dargan, Lakewood, leesa cross-smith, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Megan Giddings, Memorial Drive, Morgan Jerkins, Nadia Owusu, Natasha Trethewey, Pale Colors in a Tall Field, R. Eric Thomas, Real Life, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Rion Amilcar Scott, Riot Baby, Robin Coste Lewis, Saeed Jones, Sam Irby, Semiautomatic, So We Can Glow, The Big Smoke, The Black Maria, The House at the End of the Road, The Malevolent Volume, The World Doesn't Require You, tochi onyebuchi, Tyrese L. Coleman, Voyage of the Sable Venus, W. Ralph Eubanks, Wandering in Strange Lands, We Cast a Shadow, What It Is, What to Read When, White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia, Wow No Thank You
Literary events in and around Portland this week!
Tags: Brian M. Biggs, Chloë Bass, Dan Raphael, David Biespiel, David Loftus, E.J. Koh, EJ Koh, Jessica Lanyadoo, kyle dargan, Linda Bierds, Mary Szybist, MC Hyland, Notable Portland, Portland
Rumpus editors share for their favorite writing that speaks to black history past, present, and future.
Tags: 1919, A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, A Lucky Man, An Untamed State, Anagnorisis, Angie Thomas, Bestiary, Black History Month, Black Leopard Red Wolf, Blood Dazzler, bryan washington, Claudia Rankine, Colson Whitehead, DaMaris Hill, De'Shawn C. Winslow, Donika Kelly, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, Eve Ewing, Ever Is a Long Time, Exiles of Eden, Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love, Gingerbread, Go Ahead in the Rain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Heavy: An American Memoir, Helen Oyeyemi, Homegoing, How to Sit, Ibram X. Kendi, In West Mills, Jacinda Townsend, Jamel Brinkley, Jericho Brown, Jesmyn Ward, Keith S. Wilson, Kendra Allen, Kiese Laymon, Kimberlé Crenshaw, kyle dargan, Ladan Osman, Lot: Stories, Magical Negro, marlon james, Mat Johnson, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Morgan Parker, Mourner's Bench, Nabila Lovelace, Namwali Serpell, Nicole Dennis-Benn, On Intersectionality, On the Come Up, Patricia Smith, Patsy, Pym, Rion Amilcar Scott, Roxane Gay, Saint Monkey, Sanderia Faye, Sing Unburied Sing, Sons of Achilles, Stamped from the Beginning, Terrance Hayes, The Fire This Time, The Old Drift, The Tradition, The Underground Railroad, The White Card, The World Doesn't Require You, To Float In the Space Between, Tyrese Coleman, W. Ralph Eubanks, We Cast a Shadow, What to Read When, When You Learn the Alphabet, Yaa Gyasi, zz packer
Kyle Dargan discusses his new collection, ANAGNORISIS.
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Here’s what we’re reading in our Poetry Book Club next month!
Rumpus editors share forthcoming books they can’t wait to read!
Tags: 100 Demon Dialogues, A River of Stars, All You Can Ever Know, Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, amy fusselman, Anagnorisis, Anna Clark, Ben Marcus, Brood, Catherine Barnett, Catherine Lacey, Certain American States, Choose Your Own Disaster, Citizen Illegal, Confessions of the Fox, Crystal Hana Kim, Dana Schwartz, Everyday People, Fatima Asghar, Freak Kingdom, Friday Black, Heavy: An American Memoir, Homeplace, Human Hours, I Can't Date Jesus, Idiophone, Idra Novey, If They Come for Us, If You Have to Go, If You Leave Me, Ivelisse Rodriguez, Jennifer Baker, John Lingan, Jordy Rosenberg, Josè Olivarez, Kate Atkinson, Katie Ford, Kiese Laymon, Kimberly Lojewski, Kimiko Hahn, kyle dargan, laura van den berg, Love War Stories, Lucy Bellwood, Marcia Douglas, Max Ritvo, Michael Arceneaux, Monument, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Natasha Trethewey, Nicole Chung, Note from the Fog, R. O. Kwon, Rachel Heng, sarah weinman, So Far So Good, Suicide Club, Tana French, Terrance Hayes, The Dakota Winters, The Final Voicemails, The Incendiaries, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread, The Poisoned City, The Real Lolita, The Third Hotel, The Witch Elm, This Mournable Body, Thomas Page McBee, Those Who Knew, Timothy Denevi, Tom Barbash, Transcription, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Ursula K. Le Guin, vanessa hua, What to Read When, Worm Fiddling Nocturne in the Key of a Broken Heart
Each day from January 7 to January 20, Rumpus Original Poems will feature poetry written in response to the coming presidential inauguration. Today’s poems are from Kyle Dargan.
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 […]
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Lauren Swearingen-Steadwell reviews Kyle Dargan’s
Honest Engine today in Rumpus Poetry. ...more
She was a physical, as opposed to a media, reality to me—someone with a voice to be addressed rather than a flattened image. ...more
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