“Any good poem has form and acts out its meanings in form.”
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Aria Aber discusses her debut poetry collection, HARD DAMAGE.
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Tracy O’Neill discusses her new novel QUOTIENTS.
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Kaveh Akbar discusses his new collection
Calling a Wolf a Wolf, finding community in poetry, books on craft, and mining the supernatural for poems. ...more
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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Sandra Meek about her new collection
An Ecology of Elsewhere, writing landscapes, and the power of syntactic density. ...more
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Sentence construction. That’s all a writer does anyhow, right? Not all sentences are made with great care and hold sentiments like this one: There is something artful and sad in juxtaposing the certainty that something is wrong with the uncertainty over what that thing is. Tin House explores the artistic genius tucked away in the sentences crafted […]