Annie Connole shares a reading list to celebrate THE SPRING.
Tags: A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Annie Connole, Are You an Echo, Chin Music Press, David Jacobson, Ester Hernández, Grief Sequence, Have You Seen Marie, How We Became Human, Joy Harjo, Letters from Max, Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship, M Train, Max Ritvo, Maya Angelou, Me and Mom and Mom, Michiko Tsuboi, Misuzu Kaneko, Mom & Me & Mom, Obit, Patti Smith, Prageeta Sharma, Rebecca Solnit, Sally Ito, Sandra Cisneros, Sarah Ruhl, Studs Terkel, The Spring, Toshikado Hajiri, Victoria Chang, What to Read When, Will the Circle Be Unbroken
A look back at the books we’ve reviewed in 2018!
Tags: A Crown of Violets, A Different Physics, A Good Day for Seppuku, A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise, Aaron Belz, Abigail Bereola, Ahsan Butt, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Aja Gabel, Akwaeke Emezi, Alex Cavanaugh, Alex Dimitrov, Alexander Chee, Alexandra Teague, Alfredo Flores, All You Can Ever Know, Allie Rowbottom, Allison Noelle Conner, Amelia Possanza, America Is Not the Heart, Amy Dresner, An American Marriage, Analicia Sotelo, anaphora, And Now We Have Everything, Anne Graue, August Kleinzahler, Back Talk, Barbara Berman, because, Best American Experimental Writing 2016, Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life, Bird Book, Blair Hurley, Body Full of Stars, book reviews, brandon hicks, Brian Clements, Bullets into Bells, Calypso, Carla Bruce-Eddings, Caro Macon, Carrying the Branch, Charles Bernstein, Chelsea Leu, Christian Anton Gerard, Christine No, Christopher Soto, Citizen Illegal, Claudia Castra Luna, Coming of Age at the End of Nature, Courtney Allison, Cristina Rey, dandelions, Danielle Lazarin, Daphne Kalotay, Davey Davis, david sedaris, Dean Rader, Denis Johnson, Diamond Forde, Diane Seuss, Dirty Plotte, Doing Harm, Echolocation, Edward Derby, Eileen G'Sell, Emily Burns Morgan, Emily Pérez, emma bolden, Erica Dawson, Erica Trabold, Erin Adair Hodges, Erin Moure, Evan Coles, Everyone Knows You Go Home, Fady Joudah, Fireworks in the Graveyard, Five Plots, Flights, florida, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance, Frank Johnson, Freshwater, Good and Mad, Good Bones, Hands That Break and Scar, Heads of Colored People, Hillary Made Up, Holdfast, How Lovely the Ruins, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, I Am I Am I Am, Ian MacAllen, Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa, ikya kandula, Inheriting the War, Inquisition, Interior States, Jac Jemc, Jaime Zuckerman, Jaimee Hills, James Davis May, Janna Klostermann, Jasminne Mendez, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Jell-O Girls, Jenny Boully, Jenny George, Jenny Molberg, Joan Morgan, Joanna Luloff, Jonathan Crowl, Josef Kuhn, Josè Olivarez, Joshua Mensch, Joy Ladin, Julie Carr, Julie Doucet, Julie Dunlap, Julie Marie Wade, Kasey Jueds, kate braverman, Kate Greathead, Kazim Ali, Keegan Lester, Kevin Goodan, Kevin Mclellan, Kevin O'Kelly, Kevin Zambrano, Killing Marias, Kings of Broken Things, Kristi Carter, Kristin Chang, Kristin Hannah, Laren McClung, Laura & Emma, Laura Thorne, lauren groff, Lauren Morgan Whitticom, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Leni Zumas, Let's All Die Happy, Li-Young Lee, Libby Burton, Life After Rugby, Lisa Rosenberg, Lizzie Hutton, Maggie O'Farrell, Maggie Smith, Maikie Paje, María Isabel Álvarez, Maria Dahvana Headley, Maria Qamar, Marianne Kunkel, Marvels of the Invisible, Maryann Corbett, Matthew Minicucci, Maw Shein Win, Max Ritvo, Maya Dusenbery, Meaghan O’Connell, Meghan O'Gieblyn, Melissa Broder, Micah Perks, Michael Natalie, Mike Broida, Miranda Perrone, molly caro may, Molly Fisk, Molly Spencer, Moonbrow, My Fair Junkie, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Nasty Women Poets, natalia sylvester, Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer People of Color, Nicole Chung, Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e, Nina Riggs, nvisible Gifts, Objects from a Borrowed Confession, Oceanic, Olga Tokarczuk, Ornitheology, Past Lives Future Bodies, Planetary Noise, Porochista Khakpour, R. O. Kown, Raina K. Puels, Rebecca Traister, Red Clocks, Remind Me Again What Happened, Renée Vivien, Risa Denenberg, Robin Becker, Rummage, Ryan McIlvain, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Samantha Pious, Samantha Zighelboim, Same-Sexy Marriage, Sandra Allen, Sara Goodman, Sara Rauch, Sarah A. Chavez, Scott Beal, Shahriar Mandanipour, She Begat This, She Would Be King, sick, Sidney Wade, Siham Karami, Simone John, Soft Volcano, starfish, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Susan Cohen, Susan Jackson Rodgersv, Tajja Isen, Tayari Jones, Taylor Larsen, Testify, The Black Bear Inside Me, The Bright Hour, The Devoted, The Dream of Reason, the earthquake room, The Ensemble, The Fat Sonnets, The Final Voicemails, The Great Alone, The Grip of It, The Half-Finished Heaven: Selected Poems, The Incendiaries, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, The Mere Wife, The Pisces, The Radicals, The Souls of Yellow Folk, The Undressing, Theodore Wheeler, There There, this shouldn’t be beautiful but it was & it was all i had so i drew it, Together and by Ourselves, Tom Griffen, Tomas Tranströmer, Tommy Orange, Torrin A. Greathouse, Tracie Morris, True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape, Trust No Aunty, Unearthings, virgin, Wayetu Moore, Wendy Chen, wesley yang, When Rap Spoke Straight to God, Whitney Beber, Yasunari Kawabata, Zakiya Harris, Zoey Cole
The Rumpus editorial staff selects our favorite pieces from 2018!
Tags: Aaron Belz, Abigail Bereola, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Airea D. Matthews, Aleksandra Burshteyn, alli katz, Allie Marini, Allie Rowbottom, Amanda Malone, Andrea Askowitz, Andres Cerpa, Anna Gazmarian, Ashley M. Jones, Aubrey Hirsch, Ben Gwin, ben pfeiffer, brandon hicks, brian spears, Carl Napolitano, Carmella de los Angeles Guiol, Carolina Ebeid, Charulata Sinha, Christine H. Lee, Christine No, Claire Miye Stanford, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Davey Davis, David Biespiel, Deb Lucke, Dennis Norris II, elissa bassist, Erin Adair Hodges, Esmé-Michelle Watkins, Frank Johnson, Franny Choi, Garrard Conley, Hilary Leichter, Ian MacAllen, ikya kandula, J MIchael Martinez, Jade Jones, Janet Frishberg, Janine Annett, Jen Corrigan, Joan Morgan, Josè Olivarez, Joy Priest, Julie Marie Wade, Justin Phillip Reed, Karissa Chen, Kate Heidel, kathleen founds, KB Kinkel, Kelly Caldwell, Kelly Fig Smith, Kevin Thomas, Kiese Laymon, Lacy M. Johnson, Laura Thorne, lauren groff, Lesley Jenike, Lilly Dancyger, Lisa Lee Herrick, Lisa Locascio, lisa mecham, Liz Wood, Lizzie Hutton, lyz lenz, Maggie Cooper, Maggie Kim, Maria Qamar, Marisa Siegel, Max Ritvo, Mia Mercado, Miranda Perrone, Molly Fisk, Molly Spencer, Monet Patrice Thomas, Morgan Parker, Nicholas Russell, R. O. Kwon, Rachel Heng, rick moody, Risa Denenberg, Robbie Maakestad, Roberto José Andrade Franco, Samantha Zighelboim, T.S. Mendola, Tessa Hulls, Tessa Torgeson, Thomas Page McBee, Tomas Tranströmer, Tyree Daye, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, Vivian Lee, Whitney Lee, William Brewer, Yoojin Grace Wuertz, Zakiya Harris
Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: Adrian Shirk, Alexander Chee, amanda stern, Ben Gantcher, Ben Marcus, Bram Presser, Brandon Kreitler, Brendan Gillett, Brian Phillips, Chelsea Hogue, Chia-Lun Chang, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Claire Donato, Cutter Wood, Daniel C. Remein, DéLana R.A. Dameron, Elizabeth Metzger, Erika Hodges, heidi julavits, immy Cajoleas, James Wood, Janelle Milanes, JC Hopkins, Jenny Hval, Jessica Gross, John Kaag, John Wray, Jonas Kyle, Joshua Cohen, justin peters, Kendrick Greer, Kim Sagwa, Krista Gamper, Kristen Chen, Laura Buccieri, Laura Sims, M. Allen Cunningham, mattilda bernstein sycamore, Max Ritvo, MD, Mya Spalter, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Nathan McClain, Nelly Reifler, Nicole Chung, No Land, Notable New York City, Notable NYC, Orchid Tierney, Patricia Spears, R. O. Kwon, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Rebecca Dinerstein, samantha hunt, Samantha Zighelboim, Sarah Ruhl, Sarah Schulman, sarah weinman, Serena J Fox, Shelly Oria, Simon Van Booy, Simona Blat, Taylor Trudon, Zahra Patterson
Is death a miracle or destruction? ...more
Tags: Books, cancer, death, Emily Dickinson, Four Reincarnations, Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship, Louise Glück, Max Ritvo, Milkweed Editions, poetry, Reviews, Risa Denenberg, The Final Voicemails
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
I have known the poet Elizabeth Metzger since kindergarten—and ever since I have known her, she has been a poet. When we played the The Game of Life, a board game, she wrote small lyrics about the futures we ended the game with; when I had a crush, she wrote light verse about the boys […]
Tags: birth, Boston Review, death, Dorothea Lasky, Elizabeth Metzger, Emily Dickinson, Emma Winsor Wood, grief, Horsethief Books, kafka, loss, Max Ritvo, miscarriages, motherhood, poetry, The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Spirit Papers
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Kaveh Akbar, Shon Arieh-Lerer, Justin Boening, Sarah Blake, and Ariella Ritvo-Slifka about Max Ritvo’s
Four Reincarnations. Max Ritvo died on August 23, 2016. ...more
Tags: Ariella Ritvo-Slifka, brian spears, Camille Dungy, cancer, death, Demi Moore, Justin Boening, Kaveh Akbar, Major Jackson, matthew dickman, Max Ritvo, Patrick Swayze, poetry, Robert Frost, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Shon Arieh-Lerer, the four reincarnations
Eric Farwell reviews Max Ritvo’s
Four Reincarnations today in Rumpus Poetry. ...more
At The New Republic, Sarah Ruhl elicits thoughts and impromptu poems from poet Max Ritvo on spirituality, performance comedy, and “Fruitful Bewilderment.” On spirituality, Ritvo says, “The first time I heard Schubert’s Agnus Dei at a Mass, it made me feel like my forehead had never belonged anywhere, but suddenly knew that it was right where […]
In October, we’re doing something in our Poetry Book Club that we’ve never done before. We’re featuring a book that will be available to the general public at the time we discuss it, and we’re doing it because the book we want to read is Max Ritvo’s Four Reincarnations.
Max Ritvo passed away on August 23, 2016. Earlier this summer, he spoke with Sarah Blake about his debut collection
Four Reincarnations, writing with and about cancer, and how language is a game. ...more
Tags: AEONS, Books, break-ups, cancer, Cancersong, Cancersong: An Autobiographical Liberetto, college, death, debut authors, debut collection, Dialaudid, Egon Schiele, first book, Greek mythology, illness, interview, Jackson Pollock, Jean Valentine, John Berryman, kafka, Louise Glück, lucie brock-broido, Max Ritvo, Milkweed Editions, Music, Nathaniel Mackey, Nina Simone, Philip Glass, philosophy, Plato, poems, poetry, propofol, radiohead, Raku, Sarah Blake, Sarah Ruhl, Suleika Jaouad, surrealism, the four reincarnations, the rumpus, The Rumpus Interview, therapy, Tom Waits, Van Gogh, Wittgenstein