The way we arrange the conditions of our togetherness can allow all the writing to happen that beckons to happen. ...more
What we’re reading in our Poetry Book Club next month!
Tags: Book Club, brian spears, Jennifer Huang, Milkweed, Milkweed Editions, poems, poetry, poetry book club, Return Flight, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, The Rumpus Poetry Book Club
Kathryn Smith discusses her new poetry collection, SELF-PORTRAIT WITH CEPHALOPOD.
Tags: Aileen Keown Vaux, anthropocene, Bible, biblical, Book of Exodus, Brooke Matson, Chosen Companions of the Goblin, Christianity, climate change, climate crisis, community, drowning, environmental anxiety, environmental crisis, environmental writing, francine j harris, In Accelerated Silence, Jake Adam York Prize, Kala Williams, Kathryn Smith, Literary Community, Marianne Moore, Milkweed, Milkweed Editions, natural world, nature, poems, poetry, Port Angeles, religion, repetition, Self-Portrait with Cephalopod, Spokane, theology, Traci Brimhall, washington, writing community
torrin a. greathouse discusses her debut collection, WOUND FROM THE MOUTH OF A WOUND.
Tags: abecedarian, accessibility, anime, Aracelis Girmay, Book Club, brian spears, burning haibun, carmen maria machado, COVID-19, disability, disabled, erasure, form, Franny Choi, Haibun, identity, In the Dream House, invasive species, Jubi Arriola-Headley, Julian Randall, Last Psalm at Sea Level, Marwa Helal, Meg Day, Milkweed Editions, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Ocean Vuong, original kink, Oulipo, pandemic, poems, poetry, poetry book club, revising, revision, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, The Black Maria, The Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Torrin A. Greathouse, Torrin Greathouse, Wound from the Mouth of a Wound, Yu Yu Hakusho, Zeyn Joukhadar
Éireann Lorsung discusses her new collection of poetry, THE CENTURY.
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What we’re reading in our Poetry Book Club next month!
Tags: Book Club, Milkweed, Milkweed Editions, poems, poetry, poetry book club, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, The Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Torrin A. Greathouse, Torrin Greathouse, Wound from the Mouth of a Wound
Benjamin Garcia discusses his debut poetry collection, THROWN IN THE THROAT.
Tags: Albuquerque, Amy Beeder, Benjamin Garcia, Book Club, brian spears, COVID-19, Dana Levin, Eduardo C. Corral, Eduardo Corral, form, gender, homophobia, Kazim Ali, LGBTQ, Milkweed, Milkweed Editions, New Mexico, odes, pandemic, poems, poetry, poetry book club, queer, Racism, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Slow Lightning, Tejas, Texas, The Rumpus Poetry Book Club, The Sealey Challenge, Thrown in the Throat, trans
Aimee Nezhukumatathil discusses her new book, WORLD OF WONDERS.
Tags: Adam Willems, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, animals, Asian American, Braiding Sweetgrass, Brian Doyle, carlos bulosan, Children and Other Wild Animals, collective trauma, creative nonfiction, displacement, Dustin Parsons, ecology, environmental crisis, environmental writing, environmentalism, essay collection, Fumi Nakamura, historical trauma, India, Kamala Das, Kiese Laymon, Malayalam, Milkweed Editions, natural world, nature, nature writing, nonfiction, Philippines, plants, poetry, Rabindranath Tagore, rachel carson, Racism, representation, Robin Wall Kimmerer, sexism, Social Media, Tagalog, teaching, teaching writing, The Philippines
What we’re reading in our Poetry Book Club next month!
is one of the most experimental and ambitious projects that I have encountered. ...more
Tags: 1992 Los Angeles Riots, Adrienne Rich, Asian American, Asian American Literature, assimilation, beauty ideals, beauty standards, bodega, book review, Emily Kim, form, immigrants, immigration, korean, language, Milkweed Editions, poems, poetry, racial inequality, Racism, review, sonnet, Su Hwang, wabi-sabi
Jake Skeets discusses his debut poetry collection, EYES BOTTLE DARK WITH A MOUTHFUL OF FLOWERS.
Tags: chiasmus, Cloudthroat, Crystal Littleben, Diné, Dissolve, Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, Gallup, Indigenous, Jake Skeets, Joan Kane, Kathy Fagan, landscape, LGBTQ, Luci Tapahonso, masculinity, Milkweed, Milkweed Editions, National Poetry Series, Native American, natural world, nature, Navajo, New Mexico, poems, poetry, Pollentongue, queer, queerness, richard avedon, Santee Frazier, sexuality, Sherwin Bitsui, Southwest, toxic masculinity, violence
Human beings like to make myths out of things we don’t understand. ...more
Tags: book review, Books, comic books, Dr. Manhattan, Earthquake, Fukushima Daiichi, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, godzilla, Japan, Japanese, Japanese-American, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Lee-Ann Roripaugh, Milkweed, Milkweed Editions, nuclear, nuclear disaster, Oak Ridge National Labs, poetry, Reviews, science fiction, tennessee, The Fukushima 50, The Watchmen, Tohoku, tsunami, Tsunami vs. The Fukushima 50, Tsunami vs. the Fukushima Fifty
Poet Rick Barot discusses his existing body of work and the forthcoming collection THE GALLEONS.
Tags: Brian Teare, Child Holding Potato, Julie Marie Wade, Milkweed Editions, Pacific Northwest, poems, poetry, Rainier Writing Workshop, Rick Barot, Sarabande Books, Sarah Gorham, Small Fires, tacoma, The Darker Fall, The Galleons, visual art, Want, washington
Poet Maggie Smith interviews her mentor, Kathy Fagan.
Tags: audre lorde, Brenda Hillman, divorce, Good Bone, grief, Herodotus, Irina Ratushinskaya, Kathy Fagan, Lip, loss, Maggie Smith, marriage, Mentor, Mentor Series, mentors, mentorship, Milkweed, Milkweed Editions, Moving & St. Rage, poetry, Sister Outsider, Sycamore, The Charm, The Histories
Margaret Renkl discusses her forthcoming debut memoir-in-essays, LATE MIGRATIONS.
Tags: american south, Beth Kephart, Emily Dickinson, essay collection, essays, family, grief, Joey McGarvey, Late Migrations, Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss, Margaret Renkl, memoir, Milkweed Editions, natural world, nature, New York Times, nonfiction, poetry, Southern
Limón’s ability to express her speaker’s connection to the earth, her desire to bring forth life in all its forms, is breathtaking. ...more
Tags: Ada Limon, book review, Books, fertility, gender inequality, gender roles, Horses, infertility, Issa Lewis, Joy Harjo, Milkweed Editions, motherhood, natural world, nature, poetry, Reviews, The Carrying
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
Elizabeth Rush discusses RISING: DISPATCHES FROM THE NEW AMERICAN SHORE.
Tags: Beasts of the Southern Wild, climate change, East Coast, ecosystem, Elizabeth Rush, environmental crisis, Eula Biss, flooding, floods, Hurricane Sandy, journalism, Katie Ford, Louisiana, Lucia Graves, Milkweed Editions, natural world, On Immunity, poetry, Politics, rising sea levels, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, science, scientists, southeast asia, swamps, tidal marsh
These speaker(s) don’t need to offer us explanation. ...more
Tags: Analicia Sotelo, Books, Carl Phillips, catholicism, Jake Adam York Prize, love, Matthew Minicucci, Milkweed Editions, poetry, religion, Reviews, ross gay, Sex
These poems, poised at the intersections of the material, the metaphorical, and the spiritual, fold into and out of one another as their boundaries dissolve with question after question. ...more
Tags: Books, Deema Shaheabi, Fady Joudah, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance, Ghassan Zaqtan, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, Mahmoud Darwish, marilyn hacker, Milkweed Editions, Mona Hatoum, poetry, Reviews, Samih Al-Qassem, william blake
Literary events and readings in and around the Twin Cities this week!
Tags: Ann Hood, christopher benfey, Danez Smith, Donte Collins, Eleanor Brown, Gabrielle Zevin, Hieu Minh Nguyen, J.T. Eliison, Keno Evol, Kyle Mills, Leah Weiss, Milkweed Editions, minneapolis, Notable Twin Cities, Robert Madrygin, Sarah Ogutu, Sharon Smith, st. paul, Tish Jones, Twin Cities, Zachary Schomburg
Matthew Minicucci reviews Justin Boening’s
Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last today in Rumpus Poetry. ...more
Sunday 2/19: Co-founder of Milkweed Editions and poet Emilie Buchwald will feature at Literary Witnesses, held in the Plymouth Congregational Church. Buchwald will read from her newest collection of poetry, The Moment’s Only Moment. 12 p.m., free. Tuesday 2/21: Carol Connolly’s series Reading by Writers continues with a tribute to Charles Bukowski. Readers, all Twin […]
Tags: Carol Connolly, Charles Bukowski, Dawud Mulla, Emilie Buchwald, Erica Christ, Gary Paul Nabhan, Kevin Kuhn, Larry Millett, Mark Berriman, Milkweed Editions, Moheb Soliman, Nnedi Okorafo, Notable Twin Cities, Tami Mohamed Brown, Ted King, Tom Cassidy
Brian McKenna reviews Adam Clay’s
Stranger today in Rumpus Poetry. ...more
Chris Santigo on his new collection
Tula, writing a multilingual text, and the connections between music and writing poetry. ...more
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2016 quite a year, and the future is looking… interesting. But the Rumpus Book Clubs fight on, choosing books that challenge and delight and inspire month after month. We choose books that haven’t been released yet, which means our members get them before anyone else, and then we get to talk about each book with its author. There […]
Tags: A. Van Jordan, Chris Santiago, christmas gifts, freebird, Graywolf Books, holiday gifts, Jesse Eisenberg, jon raymond, Milkweed Editions, Rumpus Book Club, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Tula
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 […]
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
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A century-old Greek bookstore has closed due to the debt crisis. Colleges are giving up on campus bookstores, sending students to Amazon instead. You too could start your own bookstore.
Tags: amazon, detroit, Greece, Greensboro, independent booksellers, independent bookstores, Michigan, Milkweed Editions, muslim, North Carolina, This Week in Indie Bookstores
The next victim of Amazon’s physical stores will be Chicago. If Los Angeles is having a literary renaissance, it is happing at The Last Bookstore. A bookstore in Tampa pokes fun at Amy Schumer poking fun at Tampa.
Tags: amazon, Amy Schumer, atlanta, Chicago, Engineer's Bookstore, florida, independent booksellers, independent bookstores, los angeles, Milkweed Editions, North Carolina, Tampa, The Last Bookstore, This Week in Indie Bookstores