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A lot of poems are sad, but over at The Millions, Nick Ripatrazone thinks he’s found the saddest: “Spring and Fall” by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Ripatrazone explores Hopkins’s poem, and while doing so, gives his thoughts on what good poetry can...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Those little blue padlocks are gone for good. Starting this week, newyorker.com will release all its content to the public, free of charge, until summer’s end. Unfortunately for subscription commitment-phobes, the site will then transition to a metered...
From: The Rumpus | By: Roxie Pell | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Emily Abendroth about prison work, political poetry, and research in creative writing in her book ]exclosures[ from Ahsahta Press.
From: The Rumpus | By: The Rumpus Book Club | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Monday nights at 7-9 p.m. EST in New York City. Presentations vary weekly and include everything...
From: The Rumpus | By: The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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In her home in the quiet town of Ketchum, a "stone's throw" away from the infamous house where Hemingway took his own life, Eileen Shields considers the complex interplay of masculinity, guns and suicide.
From: The Rumpus | By: Eileen Shields | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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As Ramadan approaches and we look for a family to break fast with come sundown, the realities of being a transgender Muslim set in. Flashing all of the proper signals I pass through gendered space unscathed, always left fearing how much I have to lose...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Enemies are indeed a sad nuisance.
From: The Rumpus | By: Kevin Sampsell | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Although Americans’ love for poetry has yet to reach the wild heights of Abu Dhabi’s hit reality show Million’s Poet where 70 million global viewers watched dueling versifiers vie for a $1.3 million cash prize, Americans are actively involved in...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Most people think clichés aren’t worth a hill of beans, but over at Salon, Orin Hargraves says they just haven’t gotten a fair shake. Hargraves thinks clichés are just a red herring; if you want to make sure your writing really is one-of-a-kind,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Over at the New Yorker, Stephen Burt reviews Ariel Schrag’s Adam, a graphic novel about a straight man who finds himself in the midst of New York’s queer scene. Almost as interesting as the novel’s contents is its publicity: where trans characters...
From: The Rumpus | By: Roxie Pell | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Benjamin Rybeck reviews THE TRANSCRIPTIONIST by Amy Rowland today in The Rumpus Books.
From: The Rumpus | By: Benjamin Rybeck | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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“I’m Working On My Novel” is Los Angeles-based artist Cory Arcangel’s latest project. Working with appropriation and social media, the artist handpicked and collected tweets from aspiring writers and novelists about their writing, to be published...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Other Side author Lacy M. Johnson talks about the experience of being kidnapped, overcoming trauma, and fighting the George Wills of the world.
From: The Rumpus | By: Melissa Chadburn | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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It’s hard to go a day without the question, does poetry matter? crop up somewhere, and if you’re in the mood for a longread, David Lehman has written an excellent essay on anxiety about poetry, in an Internet age....
From: The Rumpus | By: Sarah Edwards | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Workshop can be a stressful experience for anyone, but it can be especially stressful for a person of color. Matthew Salesses wrote this piece for NPR, highlighting the importance of making the workshop a safe space for everyone.Related Posts:Beckett...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Often times readers dismiss graphic novels as too unrealistic to posses literary merit. That would be a mistake, argues Stefan A. Slater at The Airship, because reality isn’t inherently part of good story telling. Plenty of other fictional forms flaunt...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Calling all T.S Eliot nerds (or, just nerds): nearly 90% of Eliot’s prose has been unavailable or out-out-print; this year, Ronald Schuchard is publishing the first out of his eight-volume work, The Complete Prose of T.S Eliot.Related Posts:The Language...
From: The Rumpus | By: Sarah Edwards | Monday, July 21, 2014
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BABY POWDER★★★★★ (5 out of 5)Hello, and welcome to my week-by-week review of everything in the world. Today I am reviewing baby powder.Baby powder is definitely the best powder. Baking powder and gun powder tie for second place, and then the...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ted Wilson | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Yesterday’s New York Times posed this question to poetry superstars Tracy K. Smith, Martin Espada, William Logan, Paul Muldoon, Sandra Beasley, Patrick Rosal, and our own David Biespiel. Whether by “educat[ing] the senses,” combatting irony, or...
From: The Rumpus | By: Liv Lansdale | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Monday 7/21: Have you been volunteering at 826LA this summer? You haven’t?! Well, today’s the day to change that!Tuesday 7/22: Nathan Sutton presents and signs Tower Grove Park. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.Wednesday 7/23: Susan Coll discusses...
From: The Rumpus | By: Xach Fromson | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Libraries are not “Netflix for books,” Kelly Jensen argues over at BookRiot, but serve as centers of their communities. Corporations like Netflix are driven by profits, while libraries, at least in North America, are free for their users. The real...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Jennifer Kurdyla reviews I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN HERE WITHOUT YOU by Courtney Maum today in The Rumpus Books.
From: The Rumpus | By: Jennifer Kurdyla | Monday, July 21, 2014
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The first printed book in the English language was just sold at auction for £1,082,500. Coming in at 540 years old, The Recuyell of the Histories of Troye revamps Greek mythology idols as chivalric heroes and is considered the crowning achievement of...
From: The Rumpus | By: Liv Lansdale | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Start your week with some punk rock NYC.A brief history of homes built from spite.Ukrainian sci-fi writers have been predicting all this for years.The race for space (beers).I sure would like to go hang out in a giant kaleidoscope....
From: The Rumpus | By: Dan Weiss | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Please tell me things.
From: The Rumpus | By: Paul Madonna | Monday, July 21, 2014
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