Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: Alex Arnold, Alexandra Tanner, amanda stern, Annie Krabbenschmidt, Ariel Francisco, Björn Halldórsson, Brandon Sargent, Briallen Hopper, Brooke Williams, Camonghne Felix, Carley Moore, Carmen Giménez Smith, Carroll Bogert, Charlie Jane Anders, Chloe Aridjis, Colum McCann, Cooper Wilhelm, Corey Ann Haydu, Dana Czapnik, Denice Frohman, Denise Jarrott, edward hirsch, Elaine Sexton, Elizabeth McCracken, Emily Flake, Emily Rapp Black, Eric Sasson, Erin Khar, Hai Ziyad, Hala Alyan, Hillary Frank, James Martin, Jane LeCroy, JC Hopkins, Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, Jill Santopolo, Joanna C. Valente, Joanna Hershon, John Freeman, John Kenney, Joshua Cohen, Kaitlin Campbell, Keisha Sutton-James, Kemara Night, Kim Rosenfield, Kristen R. Ghodsee, Kwame Dawes, Kyle Liang, L.A. Kaufman, Laura Eve Engel, Laura Sims, Lauren Wilkinson, Lena Valencia, Leslie Jamison, Linn Ullmann, Linnie Greene, Lisa Marie Basile, Maria Dahvana Headley, Mary Gordon, Maryse Meijer, Megan Griswold, Michaela Florio, Michele Filgate, Molly Rosen Guy, Nancy Hightower, New York City, notable new york, Notable NYC, Omotara James, patrick rosal, Paul Harding, Porsha Olayiwola, Rachel Fleit, Rachelle Parker, Roger Mitchell, ross gay, Rumaan Alam, Sarah Dohrmann, Sarah Jaffe, Shiv Kotecha, Stephanie Valente, Stephen Aubrey, T Kira Madden, T.A. Stanley, Tania Pabón Acosta, Tara Singh Carlson, Tommy Pico, Trevor Milton, vanessa willoughby
Ross Gay discusses his forthcoming essay collection, THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS.
Kyle Dargan discusses his new collection, ANAGNORISIS.
Tags: Ada Limon, Anagnorisis, brian spears, capitalism, Catherine Barnett, Charles Wright, China, class inequality, exploitation, food, Jos Charles, Kaveh Akbar, kyle dargan, Nikky Finney, poetry, poetry book club, Rita Dove, ross gay, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Social Media, Terrance Hayes
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
Rumpus editors share favorite poetry collections as we continue our celebration of National Poetry Month!
Tags: American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Among the Monarchs, Amulet, Analicia Sotelo, Anne Carson, Aracelis Girmay, Autobiography of Red, beth bachmann, Black Aperture, Blood Dazzler, Blood Sparrows and Sparrows, Boneshepherds, CA Conrad, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Catherine Barnett, Cease, Cenzontle, Christine Garren, Citizen Illegal, Colette Arrand, Dana Levin, Dante Di Stefano, David Tomas Martinez, Derrick Austin, Diane Seuss, Dying in the Scarecrow’s Arms, Ecodeviance, Eduardo C. Corral, Eleni Sikelianos, Eugenia Leigh, Evie Shockley, Fatimah Asghar, Fludde, Hold Me Gorilla Monsoon, House A, I Love Artists, Idrissa Simmonds, If They Come for Us, In the Surgical Theatre, Incomplete Knowledge, Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, Jack Gilbert, Jamila Woods, Jason Bayani, Jeanann Verlee, Jeffrey Harrison, Jeffrey McDaniel, jennifer s. cheng, Jericho Brown, Josè Olivarez, Juliana Spahr, Kimiko Hahn, Mad Honey Symposium, Mahogany L Browne, María Isabel Álvarez, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Matt Rasmussen, Matthew Olzmann, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Mezzanines, Mindy Nettifee, Misrepresented People, Mitchell LH Douglas, molly mccully brown, My Emily Dickinson, Narrow Road to the Interior, National Poetry Month, National Poetry Month 2018, Nin Andrews, Open Your Mouth Like a Bell, Patricia Smith, patrick rosal, Peter Mishler, Please, poetry, Post Traumatic Hood Disorder, Racing Hummingbirds, Refusing Heaven, Rookery, ross gay, Sally Wen Mao, Semiautomatic, Slow Lightning, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Susan Howe, Suzanne Parker, Terrance Hayes, The Black Maria, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic, The California Poem, The Splinter Factory, The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, This Connection of Everyone with Lungs, TJ Jarrett, Traci Brimhall, Trouble the Water, viral, virgin, What to Read When, Why God Is a Woman, Zion
Rumpus editors share for their favorite writing that speaks to black history, past and present.
Tags: Airea D. Matthews, An American Marriage, Another Brooklyn, Aracelis Girmay, Ayana Mathis, ayiti, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, bell hooks, Big Machine, Black History Month, Black Peculiar, Blessing the Boats, Bone Black, Britt Bennett, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Citizen, Claudia Rankine, danielle evans, Electric Arches, erasure, Eve Ewing, Forest Primeval, Hanif Abdurraqib, Here Comes the Sun, Ijeoma Oluo, Incendiary Art, Incognegro, jacqueline woodson, James Baldwin, Jesmyn Ward, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Khadijah Queen, Lucille Clifton, marlon james, Mat Johnson, Men We Reaped, Morgan Jerkins, Morgan Parker, Native Son, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Nicole Sealey, Ordinary Beast, Patricia Smith, Percival Everett, Phillis Wheatley, richard wright, Robin Coste Lewis, ross gay, Roxane Gay, Simulacra, So You Want to Talk About Race, Starshine & Clay, Tayari Jones, The Black Maria, The Book of Night Women, The Fire Next Time, The Mothers, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, This Will Be My Undoing, Victor LaValle, Vievee Francis, Voyage of the Sable Venus, We Love You Charlie Freeman, What to Read When
In keeping with the spirit of the New Year holiday, we’ve put together a list of books that deal with new beginnings—and the unexpected twists and turns that come after.
Tags: A life in men, Adam Silvera, Bestiary, book recommendations, Breath Eyes Memory, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Chang-rae Lee, Cheryl Strayed, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, Cristina Henriquez, Donika Kelly, edwidge danticat, Emily Wilson, Emma Straub, gillian flynn, Gina Frangello, Gish Jen, Gone Girl, Kate Atkinson, Kate Chopin, Kaveh Akbar, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, Let's Not Live on Earth, Life After Life, Melissa Febos, Miranda July, Mona in the Promised Land, More Happy Than Not, Native Speaker, reading recommendations, ross gay, Sarah Blake, Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember, The Awakening, The Book of Unknown Americans, the first bad man, The Leftovers, the odyssey, Tom Perrotta, What to Read When, Whip Smart, Wild
Iris Jamahl Dunkle on her new collection
Interrupted Geographies, writing against the pastoral tradition, the power of persona poems, and the town of Pithole. ...more
Tags: Atsuro Riley, Book clubs, Charmian Kittredge London, Clarion University, earthquakes, Elizabeth Bishop, Everybody's Son, geography, ghost town, Ghost towns, Hundred-Year Wave, hunger, Interrupted Geographies, Iris Dunkle, Jack London, landscape, motherhood, Octavia Butler, oil, oil boom, pastoral, Pennsylvania, persona poems, poetry, poetry book club, Rachel Richardson, Romey's Order, ross gay, Roxane Gay, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Susan Briante, Tayve Neese, Thrity Umrigar, Tracy K Smith, Trio House Press, William Carlos Williams
Saturday 12/10: Mike Albo, Sandra Bauleo, Alexander Chee, Marcy Dermansky, Natalie Diaz, Elif Batuman, Angela Flournoy, Jill Hennessy, Alice Sola Kim, Téa Obreht, Rosie Schaap, Elissa Schappell, Parul Sehgal, Jamil Smith, Rob Spillman, Emma Straub, Peter Straub, J. Courtney Sullivan, Marie-Helene Bertino, Ted Dodson, Chinelo Okparanta, Lisa Lucas and others read from Charles Dicken’s A […]
Tags: A Christmas Carol, A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women, Alexander Chee, Alice Sola Kim, Andrew Cothren, Angela Flournoy, Becca Klaver, Becca Klaver Jennifer Stella, Cave Canem, Cecca Austin Ochoa, charles dickens, Chialun Chang, Chinelo Okparanta, Christine Kanownik, Christine Scanlon, Conflict Is not Abuse, Cortney Charleston, Deirdre Coyle, Elif Batuman, elissa schappell, Emily Brandt, Emma Straub, graham foust, housing works, Ian Dreiblatt, J. Courtney Sullivan, Jamil Smith, jessica smith, Jill Hennessy, Jordan Okumura, Josh Fomon, Karen Lepri, Lisa Lucas, Marcy Dermansky, Marie-Helene Bertino, mike albo, Miriam Kumaradoss, Natalie Diaz, New York City, notable new york, Notable New York City, Parul Sehgal, Peter Straub, Raquel Salas-Rivera, Rio Cortez, Rob Spillman, rob spillman alexander chee, Rosie Schaap, ross gay, Sandra Bauleo, Sarah Schulman, Siri Hustvedt, Téa Obreht, Ted Dodson, Teddy Wayne, Tommy Pico, Wo Chan, zadie smith
Dear Reader, For the past year, we, Aziza Barnes and Nabila Lovelace, The Founders of The Conversation, debated how we could create space for folk we love, whose work is critical, in the South. We had been living in New York, which is regarded as something of a safe haven for the Black writer. In the heat of […]
Tags: Angel Nafis, Aziza Barnes, Camonghne Felix, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Danez Smith, Desiree Bailey, Elizabeth Acevedo, Erica Hunt, Gregory Pardlo, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Jayson Smith, Jeremy Clark, Jerriod Avant, Josè Olivarez, Joshua Bennett, Mahogany Browne, Morgan Parker, Nabila Lovelace, Nate Marshall, National Poetry Month, Paul Tran, poetry, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Rickey Laurentiis, ross gay, Safia Elhillo, Sean Desvignes, The Conversation, Thiahera Nurse
Kaveh Akbar’s interview with author Ross Gay is delightfully honest. Gay, who is an author of three books: Against Which, Bringing the Shovel Down, and, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, invites us into his world by sharing backstories about some of his work. I felt really happy to be done with Bringing the Shovel Down. I was very glad to have written […]
And this is how poetry derives its power, its agency, by the ways it can direct the eye. But the poet has a different toolkit from a visual artist. The world of a poem builds incrementally: it grows, it accretes. ...more
Tags: basketball, Carrie Mae Weems, Cave Canem, Charles Burnett, Jena Osman, Julius Irving, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Kristina Bicher, My Brother's Wedding, poetry, ross gay
In Episode 9 of
The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, Dave Roderick talks with poet Ross Gay chats about his new collection, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, gardening, and “the discipline of joy.” ...more
Tags: Against Which, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, comedy, community garden, cooking, dancing, Dave Roderick, food, Fred Moten, gardening, gardens, Matt Hart, patrick rosal, poetry, Rachel McKibbens, richard pryor, ross gay, Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, Stefano Harvey, The Undercommons, University of Pittsburgh press
of course your mind/goes there/loosey-goose that you are ...more