Jeremy Earl discusses his latest album,
City Sun Eater in the River of Light, the fruitful tension of city vs. country, finding beauty in the darkness of today’s world, and the enduring good vibes of the Grateful Dead. ...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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I keep the first picture in mind, but I frame each new picture as if it’s its own composition, bearing in mind that it is related to what came before it and what’s coming after it.
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I hate agreeing with Harold Bloom. But what can I say? I fall easily and oddly and often (if sceptically) into Bloom’s spells of (particular) historical illumination and (annoying) lucidity.