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Posts Tagged: Ocean Vuong

Slouching Toward Vantage: A Conversation with Taneum Bambrick

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Taneum Bambrick discusses her debut poetry collection, VANTAGE.

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Beginning Again: Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

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For Little Dog, putting language to memory becomes a way to survive.

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Notable Chicago: 7/12–7/18

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Literary events in and around Chicago this week!

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Pride

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Rumpus editors share their favorite writing from LGBTQIA+ writers.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Nicole Dennis-Benn discusses her second novel, PATSY.

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Notable Los Angeles: 6/17–6/23

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable NYC: 6/1–6/7

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Michele Filgate

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Michele Filgate discusses WHAT MY MOTHER AND I DON’T TALK ABOUT.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Poetry

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Rumpus editors share favorite poetry collections as we continue our celebration of National Poetry Month!

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sally Wen Mao

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Sally Wen Mao discusses her new collection, OCULUS.

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Heartbreak and Hair Dye: Talking with Amy Feltman

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Amy Feltman discusses her debut novel, WILLA & HESPER.

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What to Read When 2019 Is Just Around the Corner

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A list of books releasing in the first half of 2019 that we can’t wait to read!

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #144: Cathy Linh Che

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“I think a safe space is one of deep listening and deep caring.”

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Reinforcing the Resistance, Aiding the Anxious: Three Poetry Anthologies

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Barbara Berman reviews three social justice oriented poetry anthologies today at The Rumpus.

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Slush Piles in White

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The sensibilities of whiteness do not want us to work, do not want us to think, do not want us to imagine outside of its bounds.

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What to Read When You Want to Feel Thankful

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Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Achy Obejas

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Achy Obejas discusses her new collection, The Tower of the Antilles, what she’s learned from translating works of others, and why we should all read poetry every day.

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Beauty Undercut by the Possibility of Terror: Afterland by Mai Der Vang

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Precariousness is an essential condition of life for the people who populate Vang’s poems, especially the Hmong refugees on whom the poet’s eye most lovingly lingers.

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Notable NYC: 4/8–4/14

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Saturday 4/8: Chris Hayes presents A Colony in a Nation in conversation with Wesley Lowery. St. Joseph’s College, 6 p.m, $30. Claudia Rankine and Garnette Cadogan give the keynote address at the Focus Festival running on Saturday and Sunday. Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 7 p.m., $20. Julia Loktev and Sukhdev Sandhu join the Segue series. Zinc […]

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Notable NYC: 3/18–3/24

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Saturday 3/18: Lisa Robertson and Uljana Wolf join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 3/19: Michelle Hogmire, Edward Barkin, Claudia Summers, and Matt Basillere celebrate contributions to KGB Bar Lit. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free. Ariel Francisco, Sally Wen Mao, Jayson P. Smith, Kymani M. Jade, Taylor Lannamann, Glynn Pogue, Halley Furlong-Mitchell, […]

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Abeer Hoque

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Abeer Hoque talks about coming of age in the predominantly white suburbs of Pittsburgh, rewriting her memoir manuscript ten times, and looking for poetry in prose.

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Notable NYC: 11/26–12/2

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Saturday 11/26: Sarah Kay, Maeve Higgins, Phil Kaye, and Mark Doss read for refugees, as part of the Festival to Improve the World. The Wild Project, 4 p.m., $10. Monday 11/28: Jason Diamond launches Searching for John Hughes with a conversation with Danielle Henderson. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. David Rivard and Sarah Sarai join the […]

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Notable NYC: 9/17–9/23

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Sunday 9/18: Join the Rumpus at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The Rumpus is table 238 in front of the courthouse steps. Multiple stages and venues host the best writers and book lovers in the borough. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 10 a.m., free. Monday 9/19: Angela Flournoy, Jia Tolentino, Lauretta Chartlon, and Ashley C. Ford discuss women […]

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What Poets and Writers Want

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The staff at Poets & Writers put out a call to writers—“some of our most thoughtful and articulate citizens”—to share their perspectives on important issues for the next US president. Fifty writers weigh in, including Javier Zamora, Mira Ptacin, and Ocean Vuong. Rita Dove writes: “If we are ever to attain our forefathers’ aspirations for ‘a […]

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Of Ocean and Earth

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Over at the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani reviews Ocean Vuong’s new collection of heartbreakingly gorgeous poems, Night Sky With Exit Wounds. Kakutani writes: There is a powerful emotional undertow to these poems that springs from Mr. Vuong’s sincerity and candor, and from his ability to capture specific moments in time with both photographic clarity […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Cole Swensen

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Cole Swensen, author of fifteen collections of poetry, discusses her work, walking, and her recent travels.

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