An excerpt from Yuvi Zalkow’s I ONLY CRY WITH EMOTICONS out from Red Hen Press in June 2022. ...more
Beth Gilstrap discusses her new story collection, DEADHEADING.
Tags: american south, architecture, Beth Gilstrap, Carolinas, Charlotte, cooking, Deadheading, family, flash fiction, food, gardening, grandmothers, grandparents, I Am Barbarella, Kate Finegan, McConville, mill town, natural world, nature, No Man's Wild Laura, North Carolina, panic disorder, Red Hen Press, Sherrie Flick, short fiction, short stories, short story, South, South Carolina, Southern Gothic, Southern Gothic literature, story collection, Sundress Academy for the Arts, therapy, trauma, working class
Jan Beatty discusses her new memoir, AMERICAN BASTARD.
Tags: Abuse, adoptee, adoption, Adrienne Rich, American Bastard, Anne Sexton, Barry Lopez, Betty Jean Lifton, Carlow University, Debra Gwartney, feminism, feminist, feminist poetry, freedom, genre, Home Ground, hybrid genre, Jan Beatty, Judith Vollmer, Julie Marie Wade, Kate Gale, Madwomen in the Attic, memoir, Nikki Moustaki, Patricia Dobler, Pittsburgh, poems, poetry, rape, Red Hen Press, Red Sugar, reproductive freedom, Roselia Asylum and Maternity Hospital, Satan Says, sexual violence, Sharon Olds, sylvia plath, University of Pittsburgh, vulnerability, West Virginia University, working class
Cai Emmons discusses her new novel, SINKING ISLANDS.
Tags: Australia, Bill McKibben, Book Club, Cai Emmons, cli fi, climate change, climate crisis, climate fiction, climate science, Colum McCann, Craig Childs, Dana Spiotta, David Wallace-Wells, eco-fiction, ecofiction, Elizabeth Kolbert, environmental anxiety, environmental crisis, From the Caves, Greenland, Hamnet, Jason Box, Jeff Goodell, Maggie O'Farrell, Marisa Siegel, meteorology, Red Hen Press, research, Rumpus Book Club, Sao Paulo, sequel, Sequels, Sinking Islands, south pacific, teachers, The Rumpus Book Club, the uninhabitable earth, The Water Will Come, Thea Prieto, TransAtlantic, Under a White Sky, Wayward, weather, Weather Woman
It had only been a matter of time before they’d find her. ...more
Tags: best friends, book excerpt, branding, debut novel, domestic terrorism, domestic terrorists, excerpt, exclusive excerpt, family, friendship, Jane of Battery Park, Jaye Viner, Red Hen Press, Rumpus exclusive, terrorists
Find out what The Rumpus Book Club is reading in July!
Rae presents America as seen through Black girls’ eyes, experienced by our bodies. ...more
Tags: american south, black women, Black women writers, blackness, book review, Claudia Rankine, debut collection, Faylita Hicks, Ghost in a Black Girl's Throat, Khalisa Rae, misogynoir, misogyny, Nicole Shawan Junior, poems, poetry, poetry review, racial inequality, Racism, Red Hen Press, review, Vievee Francis, White Supremacy, whiteness
Join us as we celebrate the launch of GHOST IN A BLACK GIRL’S THROAT!
Tags: Ayanna Albertson, Caitlin Taylor, Charis Books, Dasan Ahanu, Gaia Rajan, Ghost in a Black Girl's Throat, Jihyun Yun, Khalisa Rae, Mahogany Browne, Maya Marshall, Red Hen Press, rumpus events
Rebecca McClanahan discusses her new memoir-in-essays, IN THE KEY OF NEW YORK CITY.
Tags: 9/11, A.R. Ammons, audre lorde, autofiction, cancer, COVID-19, Daniel Lehman, Denise Levertov, essay writing, essays, flash, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, George Garrett, In the Key of New York City, Julie Marie Wade, memoir, memoir-in-essays, Michael Steinberg, new york, New York City, nonfiction, pandemic, poems, poetry, Rebecca McClanahan, Red Hen Press, revising, Revisions, River Teeth, Robert Root, The Fourth Genre, The Tribal Knot, Word Painting
Aimee Liu discusses her new novel, GLORIOUS BOY.
Tags: A Time to Dance No Time to Weep, Aimee Liu, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, Andaman Islands, andrew solomon, Ann Patchett, Arthur Rubinstein, attunement, Barbara Kingsolver, Blackberry Winter, Clara Schumann, code switching, Colette Sartor, colonialism, Einstein syndrome, Ettore Biocca, Euphoria, family, Far From the Tree, Glorious Boy, historical fiction, India, Japan, Japanese, Lily King, Margaret Mead, motherhood, mothers and sons, New Delhi, parenting, patriarchy, privilege, psychology, Racism, Red Hen Press, research, rumer godden, setting, slavery, State of Wonder, systemic racism, The Einstein Syndrome, The Poisonwood Bible, Thomas Sowell, World War II, WWII, Yanoama
Donna Hemans discusses her new novel, TEA BY THE SEA.
Tags: agency, Aimee Liu, border crisis, Brooklyn, caribbean, colonial, colonial legacy, colonialism, DC Writers Room, deportation, Donna Hemans, identity, immigrants, Jamaica, kidnapping, Lignum Vitae Una Marson Award, michael ondaatje, missing children, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, patriarchy, postcolonial, postcolonialism, Red Hen Press, River Woman, Running in the Family, setting, Tea by the Sea
Kristen Millares Young discusses her debut novel, SUBDUCTION.
Tags: academia, anthropologist, anthropology, Coast Salish, colonialism, colonization, Cowlitz, Cuban, debut novel, Diaspora, Doc Daugherty, Elissa Washuta, historical trauma, immigrants, Indigenous, intergenerational trauma, James Baldwin, journalism, journalist, Kristen Millares Young, Latinx, Leni Zumas, Luis Urrea, Makah, Makah Indian Reservation, Melissa Febos, Native, Native American, Neah Bay, Pacific Northwest, racial inequality, Racism, Red Hen Press, repatriation, research, reservation, revision, Ruth Kirk, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, storytelling, Subduction, trauma, zadie smith
Simplicity obfuscates itself by the very act of being observed. ...more
Tags: abandonment, allegory, animals, anthropocene, book review, garbage, Jesi Buell, Johanna Stoberock, murder, pigs, post-apocalyptic, poverty, Red Hen, Red Hen Press, symbolism, wealth
Percival Everett discusses his newest work, THE BOOK OF TRAINING BY COLONEL HAP THOMPSON.
Tags: 12 years a slave, academia, Adolph Rupp, athletes, Benjamin Tillman, Cane, Chester Himes, college athletes, Douglas Manuel, Du Bois, erasure, Frederick Douglass, I Am Not Sidney Poitier, If He Hollers Let Him Go, Invisible Man, James Baldwin, Jean Toomer, Percival Everett, poetry, Racism, Red Hen Press, slavery, The Book of Training by Colonel Hap Thompson, The Souls of Black Folks, Vijay Singh
Cai Emmons discusses her forthcoming novel, WEATHER WOMAN.
Tags: Cai Emmons, climate change, Craig Childs, environmental crisis, environmentalism, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, gender, gender roles, His Mother’s Son, Jason Box, meteorology, neuroscience, Physics, Red Hen Press, Robert Fovell, Sara Rauch, science, Siberia, speculative fiction, The Stylist, weather, Weather Woman
Chelsey Clammer discusses her new essay collection,
Circadian, her writing process, and the body as text. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, Ander Monson, B.J. Hollars, Bending Genre, Bluets, Blurring the Boundaries, bodies, BodyHome, Chelsey Clammer, Circadian, creative nonfiction, essay writing, essays, Eula Biss, fathers, fathers and daughters, Graftology, jen palmares meadows, language, Maggie Nelson, Margot Singer, Marya Hornbacher, Nicole Walker, Outline for Change, Red Hen Press, tattoos, The Nervous Breakdown, Waco, writing process
Tuffaha harnesses the legerdemain of lyric to link love and grief, anger and hope. ...more
Tags: anaphora, Bei Dao, Books, debut collection, first book, jenna le, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Naomi Shihab Nye, poetry, Politics, reclaiming patriotism 2017, Red Hen Press, Reviews, warsan shire
Siel Ju discusses her debut novel-in-stories,
Cake Time, the difference between our online selves and real-life selves, and who she hopes will read her work. ...more
Tags: Asian American, Cake Time, chick-lit, dating, debut novel, Dexter, first book, freelance, gender, gender roles, los angeles, mad men, margaret cho, novel in stories, Paxil, poetry, Red Hen Press, relationships, short fiction, short stories, Siel Ju, Social Media, Stephanie Siu, tinder, tinder generation, West Side, writing process
In 2016, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s writing won the Narrative Poetry Contest. Bertram’s work is formally and thematically expansive and this sampling, called “Facts About Deer and Other Poems,” showcases her incredible range. In the poem “They were armed with long guns”—a poem written in ten parts—the sections move between lists, plain declarations like, “You know // […]
Tags: appropriation, But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, Cannibal Ox, cosmology, Facts About Deer And Other Poems, Laura Wetherington, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, miley cyrus, National Endowment for the Arts, NEA, performativity, Personal Science, poetry, Red Hen Press, Rumpus Original, science, Stéphane Mallarmé, The Cold Vein, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Tupelo Press, Zukofsky
A charity bookstore in Swansea, Wales, had so many copies of Fifty Shades of Gray that the store built a fort. A Georgia store needs a superhero after more than $200,000 worth of comic books were stolen. One of the Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year amidst mainland China’s censorship sweep has vowed to […]
Tags: comic books, Fifty Shades of Grey, Georgia, hong kong, independent booksellers, independent bookstores, India, Japan, Kate Gale, Kuala Lumpur, metropolitan museum of art, Nashville, Osaka, phaidon, Red Hen Press, This Week in Indie Bookstores, Wales
Publisher’s Weekly has a detailed breakdown of the AWP debacle that has consumed writerly conversations this past week.
“Five Easy Pieces” is a Rumpus exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming
52 Men, with autobiographical portraits based on based on Lou Reed, Michael Stipe, Jonathan Franzen, Jay Carney, and Carter Vanderbilt Cooper. ...more
Monday 6/9: Write Club Los Angeles presents Chapter 26: If Wishes Were Fishes. Featuring competitive readings by David Yow, Antonio Sacre, Brian Jude Leahy, Cathy Schenkelberg, Victoria Heric, and Laura House. The audience will decide the winners. Hosted by Paula Killen, Jeffery Dorchen, and Justin Welborn. 7 p.m. at The Bootleg Theater. $5-$20, pay what you […]
Tags: Book Soup, los angeles author events, los angeles author signings, los angeles book signings, los angeles literary scene, los angeles poetry events, los angeles reading events, notable los angeles, Red Hen Press, Skylight Books, The Last Bookstore, Vroman's Bookstore
Monday 11/11: Jim Ruland’s Vermin on the Mount presents an evening in partnership with VLAK and Razorcake, featuring readings by Louis Armand, Melissa Broder, Juliet Escoria, Ariana Kelly, Damien Ober, and Scott O’Connor. 7 p.m. at Book Show. Tuesday 11/12: Ayana Mathis reads from The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. 7:30 p.m. at the Hammer Museum.
National Poetry Month. Lots is going on. Red Hen Press (see our interview with Eloise Klein Healy, an editor of Red Hen’s imprint Arktoi) is teaming up with a bunch of other publishers for a buy one, gift one deal all month. That means you get to pick out an awesome book of poems for […]