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Posts Tagged: The Uses of the Body

Between Sex and Death: Deborah Landau’s Soft Targets

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Survival, for Landau, is both instinctual and ultimately pointless.

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A Literary Q&A, Literally

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I’m not interested in poems that simply narrate or enact a performance of a life while the reader watches. It’s important that the work feel distilled and transformed. Poems that are elliptical or take a sidelong approach are more compelling, and feel more accurately aligned with lived experience, too (the truth told “slant” feels more […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Susan Shapiro

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Susan Shapiro discusses her latest novel, What’s Never Said, her Instant Gratification Takes Too Long teaching method, and new anti-dating rules between faculty and students at universities such as Harvard and Yale.

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