With Gabrielle Bates, I.S. Jones, and Erin Marie Lynch.
Tags: Abel, Abigail Chabitnoy, Alabama, american south, anorexia, Before the First Book, Birmingham, Blake, Blessing the Boats, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, bulimia, C. D. Wright, Cain, Cain and Abel, Claire Meuschke, craft, Dakota, Dakota Uprising, Defacing the Monument, Derrida, Dian Million, Diane Glancy, Erin Marie Lynch, Feeling for the Frame, Gabrielle Bates, How to Dress a Fish, I.S. Jones, John Berger, Judas Goat, Julia Kristeva, Layli Long Soldier, Linda Gregg, Ludovico Einaudi, M. NourbeSe Philip, Madness Rack and Honey, Mary Ruefle, Muriel Rukeyser, Newfound, Pacific Northwest, Patricia Smith, Patrycja Humienik, Paula Gunn Allen, Philip Metres, poems, poetry, rachel edelman, Richard Scott, Simone Weil, Solmaz Sharif, Songs of Innocence and Experience, Spells of My Name, Standing Rock, Susan Briante, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, The Sacred Hoop, Tina Campt, Todd Haynes, Upend, Vanessa Beecroft, ways of seeing, Waziyatawin Angela Wilson, writing process, writing ritual
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Alexander Chee, Claire Comstock-Gay, Damion Searls, Don Colburn, edwin frank, Felicia Rose Chavez, grace talusan, Ibi Zoboi, Ijeoma Oluo, Ilyasah Shabazz, James Coats, Jaya Saxena, Kiese Laymon, Koa Beck, Leah Naomi Green, Lena Hamilton, Lesley Wheeler, Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite, Mateo Askaripour, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Notable Online, Pamela Painter, Patrick Wright, Rebecca Carroll, Robert Jones Jr, Ron Silliman, Susan Briante, Tiffany D. Jackson, Tonya Foster, Uwe Johnson, Vladimir Duthiers
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Aimee Bender, Akwaeke Emezi, Alexandra Petri, Amor Towles, Andrew Martin, Anthony Cody, Benjamin Nugent, brian gresko, carmen maria machado, Catherine Lacey, celeste ng, Chibbi, Claire Rudy Foster, Cristina Rivera Garza, David Goodwillie, David Nichols, Diana Giovinazzo, Edward Ball, Emma Gray, Eugene Lim, Gabriella Burnham, Ingrid M. Calderón-Collins, Jason Reynolds, Jenna Blum, Jericho Brown, Jessica Goodman, Jill McCorkle, Jim Jarmusch, Joanna Williams, John Waters, jonathan ames, Joni Murphy, July Westhal, Karen Russell, Karolina Waclawiak, Kenneth W. Mack, Laura Lippman, Lysley Tenorio, Maaza Mengiste, Mahtem Shiferraw, mary roach, masha gessen, Mathangi Subramanian, Morgan Jerkins, Musa Okwonga, Notable Online, Ploi Pirapokin, Quan Barry, Rachel Khong, Raven Leilani, Rivers Solomon, Roxane Gay, Samantha Irby, Sameer Pandya, Sarah Maslin Nir, Sharon Harrigan, Soraya Nadia McDonald, Susan Briante, Susan Minot, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Teferi Nigussie
Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: Adam Hochschild, Alexis Madrigal, andrew sean greer, Anna Wiener, Bay Area, Ben Costa, C Pam Zhang, Carolina De Robertis, Cathy Park Hong, Chris Carlsson, Corrine Fitzpatric, Danez Smith, deb olin unferth, Dodie Bellamy, emily beyda, Harry Dodge, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, James Parks, Jane Hirshfield, Jeff Doleman, Jessi Jezewska Stevens, Jocelyn Saidenberg, JP Gritton, Judy Halebsky, Juliana Delgado Lopera, Kim Shuck, Laila Lalami, Lauren Markham, Lisa Robertson, MariNaomi, MaryLee McNeal, Miah Jeffra, Mikki Kendall, Mimi Tempestt, Namwali Serpell, Nancy Au, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Patrice Caldwell, Patricia Smith, Prageeta Sharma, Raina J. León, Rebecca Solnit, Rita Bullwinkel, San Francisco, Shana L. Redmond, Sierra Crane Murdoch, Susan Briante, Susan Dambroff, susan orlean, Taymour Soomro, vanessa hua
Taneum Bambrick discusses her debut poetry collection, VANTAGE.
Tags: Aileen Keown Vaux, Amber Flora Thomas, Ander Monson, assault, Bruce Beasley, class inequality, climate change, climate crisis, Copper Canyon Press, Daisy Fried, Eastern Washington, Ellensburg, Farid Matuk, gender inequality, homophobia, Joan Didion, Jos Charles, LGBTQ, Nicole Sealey, Oakland, Ocean Vuong, poetry, privilege, queer, Reservoir, rodeo queen, rural, rural life, sexism, sexual identity, sexual trauma, sexual violence, sexuality, Sharon Olds, Susan Briante, systemic violence, Taneum Bambrick, violence, washington
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
Monday 6/19: Tom Stern discusses and signs My Vanishing Twin. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. Venice-based musicians and artists k-blamo and Sacramento author Maureen O’Leary in their performance The Ghost Daughter: The Shaker of Truth, and a reading of The Ghost Daughter. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Tags: Alyssa Mastromonaco, Antoinette Carter, Audrey Shulman, Brandi Wells, Brit Marling, Brooke Anderson, Cari Lynn, Chelsea Handler, Christine Pelisek, christopher merrill, Dave Boling, David St. John, Devon Angus, Doug War Eagle, Eric Howard, Farid Matuk, Floyd Clown, Ivy Anderson, Jade Chang, Jenny Funkmeyer, Jonathan Goldsmith, Joseph Kanon, Judy Kronenfeld, Judy Watson, Julia Fierro, Keith Morris, lisa mecham, Maureen O’Leary, Michael Leahy, Michelle Tea, Naomi Klein, Natashia Deon, Notable L.A., notable los angeles, Saul Sarabia, Steph Cha, Susan Briante, Teddy Steinkellner, Terry Egan, Tiffany Johnson, Tom Stern, William Matson, Wyatt Underwood
Susan Briante discusses
The Market Wonders, her newest collection of poetry in which she draws on market indicators like the Dow Jones Industrial Average to construct a criticism of contemporary culture. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, Ahsahta Press, Anne Boyer, bernadette mayer, Bhanu Kapil, black lives matter, Carmen Giménez Smith, CD Wright, class, DAPL, Dow Jones Industrial Average, economic crisis, economics, fairy tales, family, feminism, folk tales, form, gender, Great Recession, Janet Holmes, Juliana Spahr, M.I.A., Muriel Rukeyser, Paper Planes, Paradise Lost, Pioneers in the Study of Motion, poems, poetry, race, Revelations, Sarah Blake, Standing Rock, stock market, Susan Briante, The Book of the Dead, The Corporation, The Market Is a Parasite that Looks like a Nest, The Market Wonders, the odyssey, Uroyoan Noel, Utopia Minus
Poet Vincent Toro on his debut collection,
Stereo.Island.Mosaic, his writing process, and searching for identity. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, academia, anaphora, Antonio Benitez Rojo, Books, Captain Morgan, caribbean, chuck d, colonialism, décima, Denice Frohman, Ellen Ullman, Fred Moten, hip-hop, identity, immigrant, immigration, Ishion Hutchinson, Jaron Lanier, Jesus Castillo, Kaveh Akbar, Kevin Kelly, Latin American literature, Latin American poets, Latinx, Layli Long Soldier, Leopold Senghor, Maria Anderson, Marina Carreira, MFA, Michael Van Calbergh, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, New Jersey, Nicanor Parra, Nike, Nuyorican Café, Olga Nolla, Philip B Williams, poetry, Puerto Rican, puerto rico, Rafael Acevedo, rage against the machine, Raquel Salas-Rivera, Rigoberto González, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Rumpus Original, Sawtooth Poetry Prize, Sherry Turkle, Solmaz Sharif, sonnets, Spanish, spoken word, Stereo.Island.Mosaic, Susan Briante, Taino, Tarfia Faizullah, teaching, teaching writing, the beats, The Repeating Island, Vicente Huidobro, Vincent Toro, White Supremacy, whiteness, workshop, writing process, writing workshop, Zack De La Rocha
At Guernica, poet Susan Briante shares a personal, lyric essay on motherhood in a system—our own—undergirded by the valuation of children. “Dusk traffics light, the light scans her” becomes “The market scans my child, calculates pecuniary value.”
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Juliana Spahr about her new book
That Winter the Wolf Came, the oil industry, and writing about “difficult” topics. ...more
Tags: alex p keaton, Anne Boyer, Citizen, Claudia Rankine, Cold War Modernism, Commune Editions, Deepwater Horizon, e. e. cummings, environment, Eric Bennett, form, Fred Moten, Garments Against Women, genre, Greg Barnhisel, Gulf Coast, Jena Osman, Juliana Spahr, MFA, Oakland, Occupy Movement, Occupy Oakland, oil industry, Paul Fussell, prose poem, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, sonnet, Susan Briante, The Network, The Winter the Wolf Came
Those of us who can only stomach the stock market when paired with poetry (or vice versa?) may be in need of a mash-up. We are in luck. This week BOMBlog juxtaposes a video on the stock market with poetry by Susan Briante, as part of their ongoing project coupling videos and poems.