Kendra DeColo discusses her new collection, I AM NOT TRYING TO HIDE MY HUNGERS FROM THE WORLD.
Tags: 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write, Against Memoir, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Alicia Jo Rabins, Ann Powers, Aracelis Girmay, BOA Editions, Braiding Sweetgrass, Camille Dungy, collaboration, COVID-19, desire, Eleanor Davis, Erika Meitner, Franny Choi, Guidebook to Relative Strangers, Hanif Abdurraqib, I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World, Italo Calvino, Jeffrey McDaniel, Jessica Hopper, Josè Olivarez, Julio Cortazar, Keith Leonard, Kendra DeColo, Last Evenings on Earth, LGBTQ, Mark Sandman, Michelle Tea, motherhood, mothering, mothers, Music, My Dinner with Ron Jeremy, nostalgia, pandemic, patrick rosal, poems, poetry, pop culture, postpartum depression, ppd, Preeti Vangani, Provincetown, queer, Revolutionary Mothering, Roberto Bolaño, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Sarah Ruhl, sexuality, Stanley Kunitz, teaching, teaching writing, Thieves in the Afterlife, Tina Chang, Tyler Mills, Yusef Komunyakaa
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Adrienne Su, Adrienne Westenfeld, Ae Hee Lee, Alan Chazaro, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, alison bechdel, Amy Freeman, Anakana Schofield, Angela Mi Young Hur, Anjali Enjeti, Arianna Rebolini, Ashley C. Ford, Athena Kildegaard, Benjamin S. Grossberg, Beth Kissileff, Brenda Gazzar, Carl Phillips, Carlos Osoria, Catherine Chung, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Chanel Miller, Cheryl Strayed, Chloe Yelena Miller, Christopher Beha, Clare Rossini, CM Burroughs, Crystal Williams, Dan Chiasson, Dan Lau, danilo machado, Dante Micheaux, David Baker, Dimitri Reyes, Donika Kelly, Douglas Kearney, E.J. Koh, Edward Gunawan, edward hirsch, Elin Hilderbrand, Elisa Gabbert, Elissa Washuta, Emily Banks, Emily Mohn-Slate, Erika Meitner, Fiona Mozley, Forrest Gander, Francisco Aragón, Georgia Clark, Gina Nutt, Heid E. Erdrich, Helen Oyeyemi, Hoa Nguyen, Jarvis R. Givens, Jasmine Gibson, Jenn Givhan, Jenn Shapland, jhumpa lahiri, Joan Silber, Joe Wilkins, Johanna Fateman, John Sandford, Joshua Beckman, Kachina Yeager, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kathryn Savage, Kazim Ali, kelly link, Kerrin McCadden, Kiese Laymon, Kirsten Kaschock, Kristen Millares Young, Larry Millett, Laura Stott, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Lillian Giles, Lilly Dancyger, Lisa Jarnot j, Maggie Nelson, Maggie Shipstead, Marcos Gonsalez, Margaret Hasse, Margot Livesey, Maria Burns Ortiz, Mark Doty, Mary Jo Bang, Mazie Hirono, Meg Leonard, Meg Wolitzer, Megha Majumdar, Melissa Febos, Melissa Scholes Young, Michelle Bowdler, Michelle Zauner, Min Jin Lee, Nikita Lalwani, Notable Online, Olivia Laing, Paolina Milana, Peter Dimock, peter ho davies, Piotr Florczyk, Rainesford Stauffer, Rand Richards Cooper, Randa Jarrar, Rivers Solomon, Roxane Gay, Sarah Gailey, Sarah Rose Etter, Seamus McGraw, Sharon Olds, Steph Cha, Suzanne Koven, T Kira Mahealani Madden, Tarfia Faizullah, Tarshia Stanely, Teri Cross Davis, tessa hadley, Thalia Field, Theresa Warburton, Tiffany Melanson, Tina Cane, Virginia Prescott, Wayne Miller, Wesley Brown, Yona Harvey, Yusef Komunyakaa, Zachary Schomburg
Poet Matthew Olzmann discusses his work with Julie Marie Wade.
Tags: Alan Shapiro, Alice James Books, arrested development, Ars Poetica, Arthur Sze, Brooks Haxton, C. Dale Young, Chef’s Table, Contradictions in the Design, David Baker, David James, Derek Walcott, Donald Justice, Elizabeth Bishop, Heather McHugh, John Berryman, John Crowe Ransom, Jon Pineda, Julie Marie Wade, Karen An-Hwei Lee, Kimiko Hanh, Martha Rhodes, Mary Jo Firth Gillette, Matthew Olzmann, metaphor, Mezzanines, myung mi kim, Natasha Trethewey, patrick rosal, poems, poetry, Prageeta Sharma, Robert Lowell, Stephen Dobyns, Steve Orlen, Tom Sleigh, Vievee Francis, WH Auden, William Carlos Williams, Yusef Komunyakaa
There is no escape from the cradle of this shame. ...more
Tags: Adam Karlin, Barbara Berman, book review, Books, charles simic, coffee house press, Deborah Paredez, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Inheriting the War, Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Refugees, Karen Spears Zacharias, Laren McClung, Mong-Lan, poetry, Reviews, Vietnam, Vietnam War, W. W. Norton, war, war writing, Yusef Komunyakaa
“I always feel like I’m starting over. I don’t know how I ever wrote a poem. I really do have that feeling.”
Tags: addiction, Believers, Book of Revelation, Carl Jung, Carolyn Forche, Christ, D.A. Powell, death, Denis Johnson, divorce, Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Dickinson, Emma Winsor Wood, family, grief, Helene Cixous, Iowa Writers' Workshop, James Wright, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Joy Harjo, Kristin Dombek, Letter Machine Editions, Li-Young Lee, Lisa Wells, loss, Mark Levine, marriage, masturbation, nonfiction, poetry, Portland, religion, Sharon Olds, spirituality, suicide, survivor’s guilt, the Fix, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Volta, Yusef Komunyakaa
Barbara Berman reviews three social justice oriented poetry anthologies today at The Rumpus.
Tags: A. E. Stallings, Alicia Ostriker, Ami Kaye, Annie Chagnot, Barbara Berman, Books, Bullets into Bells, Carrying the Branch: Poets in Search of Peace, Claude McKay, Connie Post, Denise Levertov, Diane Frank, Dorothy Subow Nelson, e. e. cummings, Elizabeth Alexander, ellen bass, Emi Ikkanda, Fred Marchant, Glass Lyre Press, Gloria Mindock, Grace Bauer, How Lovely the Ruins: Inspirational Poems and Words for Difficult Times, Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Refugees, J. C. Reilly, Jane Hirshfield, Jenn Givhan, Julie Kane, Kazim Ali, Langston Hughes, Lois P. Jones, Lost Horse Press, Marge Piercy, Mark Doty, Maya Angelou, Melissa Studdard, Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, Neon Vernacular, No More Masks!, Ocean Vuong, poetry, Rebecca Foust, Reviews, Rita Dove, Robert Frost, Robert Pinsky, Rochelle Spencer, Rustin Larson, social justice, Spiegel and Grau, Veterans of War Veterans of Peace, Yusef Komunyakaa
Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!
Tags: Aaron Poochigian, Alexis Okeowo, Alisson Wood, Anna Feigenbaum, Anna Summers, Anne Edelstein, Ariana Reines, ê thi diem thúy, Ben Arthur, Brandon Courtney, Brittany Billmeyer-Finn, Carla Shedd, Cathy Linh Che, Christine Smallwood, David Lebovitz, deb olin unferth, DNAInfo, Elizabeth Haidle, Emily Brandt, Emily Wilson, Gabriel Fried, Gardner McFall, garth greenwell, Gayle Brandeis, Gothamist, Heinz Insu Fenkl, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Isabelle Conner, Jayson P. Smith, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Jesse Rice-Evans, Jessica Yatrofsky, Joe Ricketts, Josephine Rowe, Julia Knobloch, Keesha Gaskins-Nathan, Laren McClung, leigh newman, Lisa Russ Spaar, Lorin Stein, lynn freed, Malachy Browne, Malcolm Harris, Malu Halasa, Martha Collins, Matthew Olzmann, Maureen O'Connor, Max S. Gordon, Michele Filgate, Monica Sok, Nick Flynn, notable new york, Notable NYC, Nuar Alsadir, Paul Tran, phillip lopate, PJ Marshall, Poupeh Missaghi, Rebecca Mead, Rene Denfeld, Rosza Daniel Lang/Levitsky, Roxane Gay, Sahar Romani, Scarlett Sabet, Suzanne Russell, T Kira Madden, Tadeusz Dabrowski, Victor Sebestyen, Yarimar Bonilla, Yusef Komunyakaa
Saturday 3/18: Lisa Robertson and Uljana Wolf join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 3/19: Michelle Hogmire, Edward Barkin, Claudia Summers, and Matt Basillere celebrate contributions to KGB Bar Lit. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free. Ariel Francisco, Sally Wen Mao, Jayson P. Smith, Kymani M. Jade, Taylor Lannamann, Glynn Pogue, Halley Furlong-Mitchell, […]
Tags: Airea D. Matthews, Alexandra Kleeman, Alexandra Schwartz, Ananda Lima, Angel Nafis, Anna Vitale, Ariana Reines, Ariel Francisco, Armando Jaramillo Garcia, Camonghne Felix, Charif Shanahan, Chris Santiago, Christian Lorentzen, Claire Beaudreault, Claudia Summer, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Daniel Magariel, David Buuk, dawn raffel, Duarte Gerladino, Durga Chew-Bose, Edmund Gordon, Edward Barkin, Elena Passarello, Esther Yun, Eve Peyser, Gazmend Kapllani, george prochnik, Glory Edim, Glynn Pogue, Halley Furlong-Mitchell, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Helena Fitzgerald, Hiva Panahi, I.S. Jones, Jasmine Gibson, Jayson P. Smith, Jazmine Hughes, Jeremy Michael Clark, Jia Tolentino, Joe Rupprecht, John Freeman Gill, John Reed, John Rufo, Jonathan Reiss, Karen Van Dyck, Kashana Cauley, Keisha Naomi Bush, Kit Frick, Koye Oyedeji, Kymani M. Jade, Lauren Grodstein, Liesl Schillinger, Lisa Robertson, Luis Jaramillo, lydia peelle, Maria Buck, Maria Margaronis, Martha Rhodes, Matt Basillere, Maya Doig-Acuna, Michelle Hogmire, Mira Jacob, New York City, Norman Brannon, Norman Ohler, notable new york, Notable NYC, Ocean Vuong, Paolo Javier, Patty Yumi Cottrell, Paul Tran, Peter Selgin, Rachel Syme, robert lopez, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Sally Wen Mao, Sam Martone, Sarah Larson, Sean D. Henry-Smith, Shauna Barbosa, Sheila Kohler, Shelly Oria, Shira Erichman, Stephanos Papadopoulos, Stranger in a Strange Land, Syreeta McFadden, Taylor Lannamann, Uljana Wolf, Yahdon Israel, Yusef Komunyakaa
Poet Erik Kennedy discusses literary community and his formative years as a young writer in New Jersey, and shares two new prose poems.
Tags: 9/11, Adam Fitzgerald, Alex Dimitrov, Alicia Ostriker, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Anne Waldman, Anselm Berrigan, Ashleigh Young, Australia, Billy Collins, Black Mountain, Cape May, Claire Henderson, Denise Duhamel, diversity, Doc Drumheller, Douglas Piccinnini, Eleanor Catton, Erik Kennedy, expats, form, germany, grad school, jack kerouac, James Norcliffe, John McPhee, joyce carol oates, Junot Diaz, Justin Woo, Kerrin P. Sharpe, language, lit mag, literary magazine, Lois Marie Harrod, mark strand, Mayhem Poets, Māori, Melissa Wyse, MFA, Miguel Algarín, Munich, New Brunswick, New Jersey, new york, New Zealand, Nuyorican Café, nuyorican poet's cafe, NYC vs. MFA, Objet d’Art, On the Road, Pacific Northwest, patrick rosal, paul auster, Paul Muldoon, Princeton, Queen Mob's Teahouse, R A Villanueva, Reid Bingham, Rita Banerjee, Rita Dove, robert hass, Robert Pinsky, rutgers, Rutgers University, Seattle, slam poetry, Steven Toussaint, Suman Sridhar, The Anthologist, UK, Verbal Mayhem, Wildwood, William Carlos Williams, Yusef Komunyakaa
Friday 1/27: Visit Women & Children First to celebrate the launch of Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks. 7:30 p.m., free. Saturday 1/28: The fourth installment of the Chimera Reading Series is happening in Logan Square. 2421 W Medill Ave, 7 p.m., donations to 826CHI […]
Tags: Gregory Pardlo, Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial, Jonathan Lear, Joseph Anthony Rulli, Kiki Petrosino, Kim Brooks, Marie Hicks, Martha Nussbaum, Natasha Trethewey, Notable Chicago, Rita Dove, Steve Bellinger, Tracy K Smith, Uptown Poetry Slam, Yusef Komunyakaa
What if I said: while people still believe they are white in America, that delusion, and the dream upon which it is founded, needs to be seriously examined. ...more
Tags: America, American Dream, Amiri Baraka, Ammiel Alcalay, Benjamin Hollander, Bill Clinton, Black, capitalism, DuBois, Dutchman, election 2016, football, Haiti, Hillary Clinton, history, identity, israel, James Baldwin, Jelani Cobb, Jewish, Langston Hughes, Leroi Jones, muslim, Nazi Germany, Open Dialogue, palestine, poetry, Politics, race, Racism, San Francisco, Semezdin Mehmedinović, sports fans, Talal Asad, Toni Morrison, Yusef Komunyakaa
The Rumpus Book Clubs have been around for over six years now and they remain unique in a couple of important ways. First, we only feature pre-release books—that is, books that haven’t gone on sale yet, so you’re getting copies before anyone else (sometimes before the authors receive their personal copies!). And, we give members the chance to chat […]
Tags: Book Club, graywolf press, Ismet Prcic, Look, Martin Seay, poetry book club, Rumpus Book Club, Sandra Meek, Sasa Stanisic, Solmaz Sharif, Yusef Komunyakaa
Writer and former US Army infantryman Colin D. Halloran on his new collection,
Icarian Flux, how he used experimental narrative to explore his life with PTSD, and why he doesn’t want to be known only as a “war poet.” ...more
Tags: 2012 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, 9/11, A Fort of Nine Towers, Afghanistan, Anand Gopal, Andria Williams, ben fountain, Brian Turner, Chelsea Manning, Christian vs. Muslim, combat, Eliza Griswold, Gerardo Mena, good vs. evil, I Am the Beggar of the World, Icarian Flux, Icarus, Iraq, Jehanne Dubrow, Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya, katey schultz, leaks, Maurice Decaul, memoir, memoir-in-verse, military life, No Good Men Left Among the Living, Olivia Kate Cerrone, Phil Klay, poems, poetry, President Obama, PTSD, Qais Akbar Omar, Ron Padgett, Seamus Murphy, security, Shortly Thereafter, Sigfried Sassoon, Siobhan Fallon, Taliban, US Army infantryman, US vs. terrorists, us vs. them, v/a, veterans, violence against women, war, war writing, Wilfred Owen, Yusef Komunyakaa, Zbigniev Herbert
Joining the ranks of John Ashbery, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Adrienne Rich, Field Guide author Robert Hass was honored with the highly lucrative Wallace Stevens Award by the Academy of American Poets last Tuesday. You can read one of his famous prose poems here.
Last week I had intended to take a quick Christmastime breather from writing Poetry Wire until the beginning of next year. Then on Friday came the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. (Then, too, on Sunday, the sudden death of an admired poet.) So poetry never sleeps. But can poetry do anything right now in the face […]
The Chameleon Couch proves itself an expertly crafted book from a poet peaking in his awareness and execution of all the tangled dialectics that manifest in his art.