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Julie Marie Wade reviews Simone Muench's Wolf Centos today in Rumpus Poetry.
From: The Rumpus | By: Julie Marie Wade | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Thursday 7/31: The IPRC hosts a marathon reading of Walt Whitman’s 1855 version of Song of Myself. Readers include Emily Kendal Frey, Amy Temple Harper, Cooper Lee Bamardier, A.M. O’Malley, Alisha Bruton, Justin Hocking, Hajara Quinn, Moe Bowstern,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Olivia Olivia | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Do aliens, once in love, ever break up? You’d have to hope so. It would be kind of creepy, all these aliens living monogamously to like age 9,000, making love in that slow, telepathic way they have. And afterward, they do that “brain meld” thing...
From: The Rumpus | By: Sarah Edwards | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Finding a way to grieve for the passing of a child is a complicated matter. Poet Edward Hirsch lost his son in 2011, and has just completed a 76-page elegy that will be published in September titled Gabriel. Alec Wilkinson goes deep into Hirsch’s moving...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Drew Arnold reviews FURTHER JOY by John Brandon today in The Rumpus Books.
From: The Rumpus | By: Drew Arnold | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Well, then. If you want to be a great writer, here is what you have to do.Some walked to get away from work, to clear the mind of words and embrace direct experience; others, to ruminate on their scribbled pages and return to the pen with renewed vigor....
From: The Rumpus | By: Lyz Lenz | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Related Posts:All Over Coffee #175THE BINS: MonthsWe Used to Be So CloseAll Over Coffee #682Creative Thinking...
From: The Rumpus | By: Lucas Adams | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Antonia Crane talks to Vivid Alt's Eon McKai about stigma, sex, and becoming a porn auteur.
From: The Rumpus | By: Antonia Crane | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Star Tribune Books Editor Laurie Hertzel began noticing the Little Free Libraries around her Twin Cities neighborhood. Little Free Libraries are compact, self-service stations where readers can share books (earlier this summer, a 9-year-old in Kansas...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Having realized the rights to three unpublished Salinger stories were unclaimed, small publisher Devault-Graves set about purchasing them. The stories were published earlier this week. But despite the fun of having a little more Salinger to read, some...
From: The Rumpus | By: Casey Dayan | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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It’s been a year since Hoboken’s pivotal indie rock club and restaurant Maxwell’s has closed its doors, but it’s going to take much longer than that to wipe away its memory.
From: The Rumpus | By: Jesse Sposato | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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For the word lovers out there, Electric Literature found a poster listing the collective nouns for all types of supernatural beings and creatures. Come across a group of yetis? It’s called a flurry. A group of zombies? That’s a vexation. Check out...
From: The Rumpus | By: Kathryn Sukalich | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Wednesday 7/30: Will Chancellor reads from his debut novel A Brave Man Seven Storeys, which Molly Antopol has called “a globetrotting, witty, powerful and wildly ambitious novel that is at once a psychological journey and a terrific page-turner”. Free,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Evan Karp | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The Colbert Bump helped propel Edan Lepucki‘s California to the third spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Lena Dunham’s endorsement helped sell Adelle Waldman‘s The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. Celebrity and celebrity endorsements have...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Following the publication of David Mitchell’s short story “The Right Sort” on Twitter last week, Ian Crouch considers the possibilities and limitations of the medium for fiction. He admires some of Mitchell’s tweets, wonders if the story isn’t...
From: The Rumpus | By: Kathryn Sukalich | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Salman Rushdie donated his personal archive to Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) in 2006. Much of Rushdie’s personal archive was digital, a form that creates new problems for modern librarians to contend with....
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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From: The Rumpus | By: Tony Millionaire | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Let’s try this again; here’s my throat and a sharp thing.
From: The Rumpus | By: Thomas Page McBee | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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“For every book I publish,” a writing teacher once told me, “there’s one book I don’t.”Over at The Millions, Chloe Benjamin talks to five writers about the unpublished novels they have tucked away in their drawers and what those works mean...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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It's been 50 years since Susan Sontag published "Notes on 'Camp.'" Now, we imagine what she might have said about Camping.
From: The Rumpus | By: Ali Ruth | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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“I have a kind of weird story related to death. Something my father told me. He said it was an actual experience he had when he was in his early twenties. Just the age I am now. I’ve heard the story so many times I can remember every detail....
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Don’t let that stack of rejection letters get you down. For writers of all kinds—would-be, struggling, under-appreciated, even critically acclaimed—failure is part of the job description. At the New York Times, Stephen Marche describes a writing...
From: The Rumpus | By: Roxie Pell | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Examining the troubled origins of our search for technological utopia.Autocorrect is our favorite fall guy for texting errors, but it’s also the reason you can text.What is worth saving from your digital legacy?Don’t resist, just welcome our robot...
From: The Rumpus | By: Lyz Lenz | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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After the recent dust-up over North Carolina’s poet laureate, the New York Times takes a look at 45 state poet laureates to see who they are and just what exactly it is they do.Related Posts:Unlocking the New Yorker140 KeystrokesDoes Poetry Matter?...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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This was my first experience of being fictionalized. I still recall the yellow-white flash of queasiness, the mortification: a sense of powerlessness and an utter lack of recourse.What if a writer friend—or, worse, relative—of yours turned you into...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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For years, film buffs have been devouring companion material to the original works that captured their interest—deleted scenes, commentary, bloopers, most eagerly that much-loved paean to auteurism, the director’s cut. To accept this practice is...
From: The Rumpus | By: Roxie Pell | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Liz Wyckoff reviews CALIFORNIA by Edan Lepucki today in The Rumpus Books.
From: The Rumpus | By: Liz Wyckoff | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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At the Public Domain Review, Frank Delaney takes a look at the life of Beatrix Potter and the people, places, and rabbits that inspired her work.Related Posts:Goodnight Structure, Goodnight Narrative FormBuy the BooksGrimm Fairy Tales Just Got GrimmerA...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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When the vocabulary of adult queerness isn't an effort to fix identity, it pushes toward acknowledging and validating ambiguity.
From: The Rumpus | By: Sara Lautman | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Personal narratives offer writers an important source of inspiration for their writing. Writers edit out the dull portions of their lives to create a version that is both interesting and representative of a kind of universal experience. Kim Triedman...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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How can writers get a room of their own, literally or figuratively? In Away, an essay in the summer issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review, Roxana Robinson writes about carving out private space in the midst of being over-saturated by the world around...
From: The Rumpus | By: Sarah Edwards | Monday, July 28, 2014
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In an interview with Daniel Olivas for the Los Angeles Review of Books, debut novelist Natalia Sylvester talks about growing up in Peru, learning characters’ secrets, and what happens when you set aside a story for nearly six years. “Our pasts are...
From: The Rumpus | By: Liv Lansdale | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Good literature demands strong criticism, but today’s culture of niceness has limited critics. Lee Klein, writing in 3:AM Magazine, points out that writers’ interest in receiving positive feedback often leads them to forgo standards and slant reviews...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Monday, July 28, 2014
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We’re beyond bummed to let you know that Roxane Gay is leaving the Rumpus to focus on other endeavors (like her two new books, the recent novel An Untamed State and the imminently forthcoming essay collection Bad Feminist). Roxane is as much a part...
From: The Rumpus | By: The Rumpus | Monday, July 28, 2014
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MY CHEST HAIR★★★★★Hello, and welcome to my week-by-week review of everything in the world. Today I am reviewing my chest hair.Not everyone has chest hair. Most women don’t and even some men don’t. If you ever meet a child with chest hair,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ted Wilson | Monday, July 28, 2014
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When you read Roger Angell, you can (it’s cheesy, but true!) smell clover and hear the crack of a baseball against a baseball bat. Angell is synonymous with baseball writing, and this week, he’s being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
From: The Rumpus | By: Sarah Edwards | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Monday 7/28: DTLAB presented by Writ Large Press presents A reading curated and hosted by Will Wright. 7 p.m. at Traxx.Will Chancellor presents and signs A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall, with live music from Noah Lit....
From: The Rumpus | By: Xach Fromson | Monday, July 28, 2014
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