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Posts Tagged: Music

On Monsters and Mythology: A Conversation with Alex DiFrancesco

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Alex DiFrancesco discusses their new story collection, TRANSMUTATION.

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He’s Funny That Way

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A week before our reception, three days married, I beckon Peter to come listen to the song I’ve chosen for our first dance.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Threa Almontaser

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Threa Almontaser discusses her debut collection, THE WILD FOX OF YEMEN.

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Working from Memories of Memories: A Conversation with Lauren Hough

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Lauren Hough discusses her debut essay collection, LEAVING ISN’T THE HARDEST THING.

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Black Motherhood as Literary Creation: Talking with Kaitlyn Greenidge

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Kaitlyn Greenidge discusses her new novel, LIBERTIE.

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All That Connection: A Conversation with Roberto Carlos Garcia

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Roberto Carlos Garcia discusses his third poetry collection, [ELEGIES].

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Erin Belieu

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Erin Belieu discusses her new collection, COME-HITHER HONEYCOMB.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #104: Paradise

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For me, performance is a conversation with the sacred and timeless, the sublime.

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The Quiet Poetry of Post-Rock

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You just have to sink into the music and let it wash over you.

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Swinging Modern Sounds: Observations on the Occasion of a 100th Column

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The clash of opinions about music is music itself.

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Re-Contextualizing Dolly Parton in Her Full Glory: Talking with Sarah Smarsh

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Sarah Smarsh discusses her new book, SHE COME BY IT NATURAL.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Jenny Hval

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Jenny Hval discusses her new novel, GIRLS AGAINST GOD.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Thurston Moore’s 12-String Guitar

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Even though I’ve only had my 12-string for two years, this is my favorite guitar.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sumita Chakraborty

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Sumita Chakraborty discusses her debut collection, ARROW.

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I Had to Go There: Talking with Enzo Silon Surin

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Enzo Silon Surin discusses his debut poetry collection, WHEN MY BODY WAS A CLINCHED FIST.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #220: Jennifer Steil

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“Ultimately art is about making sense of our brief lives on earth.”

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Swinging Modern Sounds #103: Song Turned Blue

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I’m not writing confessionals; I’m trying to write hooks.

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To Pimp a Mockingbird: A Lesson Plan

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Literacy, you know firsthand, is a tool, is a motivator, is the beat of education.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #209: Lisa Olstein

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“I don’t think I know how to write if I’m not guided by sound—that’s when it feels like I’m flailing or straining.”

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Keeping Time in Los Angeles

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Music was noise, and noise was music, and George Antheil was on his way.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #102: Ten Influential Albums

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Music columnist Rick Moody writes on ten albums that influenced him through his life.

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Poetics of Lineage

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I see the birds. I feel my body, splitting from its spirit, lying in the grass.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #101: A Really Big Band

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Zappa, on the other hand, was never sentimental.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Unf*ckwittable: Talking with Ron A. Austin

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Ron A. Austin discusses his debut novel, AVERY COLT IS A THIEF, A SNAKE, A LIAR.

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