Our next Letter in the Mail is from award-winning poet Chen Chen!
Rumpus editors share favorite poetry collections as we continue our celebration of National Poetry Month!
Tags: & more black, 1919, A Fortune for Your Disaster, Andres Cerpa, Anne Carson, Aracelis Girmay, Autobiography of Red, Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths, Bestiary, Bicycle in a Ransacked City, Blood Sparrows and Sparrows, blud, Brooklyn Antediluvian, Brute, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, Cenzontle, Chen Chen, Deaf Republic, Derrick Austin, Donika Kelly, Dunya Mikhail, Elizabeth Acevedo, Emily Skaja, Erica Dawson, Eugenia Leigh, Eve Ewing, Fatimah Asghar, Franny Choi, Halal If You Hear Me, Hanif Abdurraqib, Head Off and Split, Heed the Hollow, Ilya Kaminsky, In Her Feminine Sign, jennifer s. cheng, Jericho Brown, Jillian Weise, Kaveh Akbar, Kristin Chang, Life on Mars, Loves You, Magical Negro, Malcolm Tariq, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Metta Sama, MOON: Letters Maps Poems, Morgan Parker, Nabila Lovelace, National Poetry Month, National Poetry Month 2019, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Nikky Finney, Ocean Vuong, Oculus, Odes to Lithium, Past Lives Future Bodies, patrick rosal, poetry book club, Rachel McKibbens, Rachel Zucker, Registers of Illuminated Villages, Rookery, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Safia Elhillo, Sally Wen Mao, Sarah Gambito, Shira Erlichman, Simone John, Soft Science, Sons of Achilles, SoundMachine, Swing at Your Own Risk, T'ai Freedom Ford, Tarfia Faizullah, Testify, The Amputee's Guide to Sex, The Black Maria, The Crazy Bunch, The Tradition, Traci Brimhall, Tracy K Smith, Trouble the Waters, What to Read When, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, When Rap Spoke Straight to God, Willie Perdomo
Books by queer poets of color included in the
Nepantla anthology! ...more
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A list of Rumpus editors’ favorite reads from 2017 thus far—books that have kept us sane, challenged us to work harder and think bigger, and kept us dreaming and hopeful.
Tags: 2017, Abandon Me, Achy Obejas, Ada Calhoun, Adventures in Form and Content, Albert Goldbarth, Animals Strike Curious Poses, Ars Botanica, Ayobami Adebayo, Bill Knott, Brittany Perham, Chanelle Benz, Chen Chen, Danzy Senna, David Grann, Dear Cyborgs, Donna M. Lucey, Double Portrait, Elena Passarello, Elif Batuman, Eugene Lim, Exit West, Florence in Ecstasy, Gabe Habash, Gypsy Moth Summer, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, I Am Flying into Myself, Jenny Zhang, Jessie Chaffee, Julia Fierro, Julie Buntin, Karolina Ramqvist, Killers of the Flower Moon, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Marlena, Melissa Febos, Mohsin Hamid, Morgan Parker, New People, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Rajiv Mohabir, reading list, reading recommendations, Roxane Gay, Samantha Irby, Sargent's Women, Sour Heart, Stay with Me, Stephen Florida, The Cowherd's Son, The Idiot, The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, The Tower of the Antilles, The White City, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, Tim Taranto, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give, What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, What to Read When, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
I am drawn to poetry about the difficulties of family, about the pain of feeling one is a disappointment to their parents, about the sense of separation that can come as a result. Chen Chen’s debut collection is filled with work which explores this universe. This is tricky subject matter to tackle, because it lends itself […]
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