Adrienne Christian discusses her newest collection, WORN.
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Kimberly Grey discusses her new collection, SYSTEMS FOR THE FUTURE OF FEELING.
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Hanif Abdurraqib discusses his new collection, A FORTUNE FOR YOUR DISASTER.
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We poets do not believe the world belongs to us. Our existence is a miracle, and yet we know our world is limited. ...more
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Chris Santigo on his new collection
Tula, writing a multilingual text, and the connections between music and writing poetry. ...more
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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Sandra Beasley about her new book
Count the Waves, sestinas, and how actions can serve as signposts in the time stream. ...more
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Poet Miller Williams has died at the age of 84. I only knew him as a teacher—he’s the reason I went to the University of Arkansas for my MFA, and I remember my voice shaking as I introduced myself to him in 1999. I’ll always remember him as a kind teacher and a plain-spoken poet […]
They don’t usually realize that every line, every word of a poem, is there because the poet consciously chose that word instead of some other one. ...more