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When my wife proposed writing a novel together last year, I was initially resistant but not for the most obvious reasons. I wasn’t worried about our ability to work together. I wasn’t even worried about whether we could actually produce a good novel....
From: The Rumpus | By: Elizabeth Andre | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Dana Johnson reviews Anne Marie Macari's Red Deer today in Rumpus Poetry.
From: The Rumpus | By: Dana Johnson | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The lineup for the first annual Oakland Book Festival has just been announced. But you don’t have to wait until the festival—on May 31st—to put on a tweed jacket and tell your favorite Jack London story on Telegraph Avenue.On Thursday, April 30th,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Brian Hurley | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Saturday 4/25: Cassandra Seltman, Ian Hatcher, and Clare Nazarena Tascio celebrate the release of Seltman’s poetry volume Palimpset: Down. Mellow Pages, 7 p.m., free.Ronaldo V. Wilson and Renée Green join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5....
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Poem For Her In Time –After Her and Wallace StevensI.Thirteen days. This morning I counted,read Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.She said, I like to hold you this way and thisway and this way. There are thirteen waysI will hold you in thirteen...
From: The Rumpus | By: Rumpus Original Poems | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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It Follows interrogates its patriarchal ancestry and forges a unique and clever film in the process.
From: The Rumpus | By: Sean Donovan | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from writer Aracelis González Asendorf. Aracelis González Asendorf writes to us from sunny Florida about the joys of family and the Cuban tradition of pig roasts!Aracelis was...
From: The Rumpus | By: The Rumpus | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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 If anything, other people’s success should only encourage me: if they did it, so can I. But that’s where the self-doubt steps in and says, They can do it BUT YOU NEVER WILL BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT A REAL WRITER. It’s the same voice that tells me...
From: The Rumpus | By: Claire Burgess | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I very much desire to make your acquaintance. If agreeable please return this card, appointing a time and place for interview, on the other side.Before Tinder or texting, people flirted the old-fashioned way: with escort cards. Messy Nessy Chic looks...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Friday, April 24, 2015
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At The Millions, Edward Mullany regimentally tries to read War and Peace. Instead, he has a conversation with a stranger at a bar.Related Posts:Stop Worrying About What Comes NextIt’s War and Peace, Charlie BrownThe Science of Why You Can’t Read...
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Norcia | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The message sent to women that what they are writing isn’t important or serious enough is not a new one. It is as old as literature itself. And its persistence has everything to do with how women’s literature is treated in college and university...
From: The Rumpus | By: Claire Burgess | Friday, April 24, 2015
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We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Claire Caterer! Claire writes to us about her outdoor wild friend Pete the cardinal. Pete’s not like other cardinals but he has won Claire’s heart, and he’ll win yours too. This letter is handwritten...
From: The Rumpus | By: The Rumpus | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Those moments, the fleeting, perfect moments, the moments that lift “time out of time” are what we seek in life and in love.
From: The Rumpus | By: Dani True | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The Wall Street Journal interviews biographer Charlotte Gordon about Mary Shelley’s relationship with her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, and how her mother’s feminism permeated the future Frankenstein author’s entire life.Related Posts:His Greatest...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Friday 4/24: The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) opens at 11 a.m. and runs until Sunday at 5 p.m. You need to purchase tickets to attend the weekend-long event at McCormick Place.While you’re at it, rage on at King Bone Press’s Indie...
From: The Rumpus | By: Rachel Natale | Friday, April 24, 2015
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ImágenesITú, que asímismoen la copa de tu verbodesbordas el líquido.Yo, que despeño tu gritocuando mi sombra o mi nochesoplan el fuego.Como páramos—así, comopáramos—nosotros que rogamos y aullamos en nuestrossurcos de hielo....
From: The Rumpus | By: Rumpus Original Poems | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Though I did not know it then, Adeline was not just a work of fiction, or an act of literary ventriloquism. It was my suicide note. Had I succeeded in taking my life, this would have been clear.At Lit Hub, Norah Vincent writes about the intensity of...
From: The Rumpus | By: Claire Burgess | Friday, April 24, 2015
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“Mr. Whitman,” [Henry James] harrumphed, “is very fond of blowing his own trumpet.”The Boston Globe celebrates Walt Whitman’s Drum-Taps, which turned 150 this month, and discusses how when it was first published, not everyone thought it was...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The tank bubbles intermittently,/but there is no tide to sway her into grace.
From: The Rumpus | By: Nicky Beer | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Nicky Beer is the author of The Octopus Game and The Diminishing House, winner of the 2010 Colorado Book Award for Poetry. Her awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a scholarship and a fellowship from the Bread Loaf Writers’...
From: The Rumpus | By: Dave Roderick | Friday, April 24, 2015
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“Can fiction show us how animals think?” Ivan Kreilkamp doesn’t think so, and tells us why in an essay over at the New Yorker.Related Posts:A MODERN READER #3: Extreme SolitudeNoodling about with NarrativesWhat Makes A Writer Famous?...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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In an adapted excerpt from his book, All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West, over at Salon, David Gessner explains how Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey “can serve as guides” for the drought-suffering American...
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Norcia | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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The Wall Street Journal has an article that questions the traditional interpretations of A Wrinkle in Time:Ms. Voiklis said she wanted readers to know the book wasn’t a simple allegory of communism. Instead, it’s about the risk of any country—including...
From: The Rumpus | By: Lyz Lenz | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Small Stories is a series of journalistic comics about the lives of everyday people in Israel and Palestine in the summer of 2014.
From: The Rumpus | By: Madeleine Witt | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Billy Joel’s long career has garnered him perhaps more accolades than are possible to enumerate. In 2013, he received a Kennedy Center Honor—the equivalent of the French Legion of Honor or the English Knighthood—after a reception dinner hosted...
From: The Rumpus | By: Max Gray | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Thursday 4/23: Maggie Messitt and Rene Denfeld read from their respective new books, The Rainy Season and The Enchanted. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.Calyx literary journal celebrates National Poetry Month with a reading featuring poetry by Hannah Baggott,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Olivia Olivia | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Pre-NeedIn the samecemetery whereUncle Remus lies,my father’s cryptawaits, his mother, father, sister alreadylined up like cutleryin drawers. The lasttime I was there, wedidn’t so much buryas insert the bodyof my aunt like mailinto the waiting slotbelow...
From: The Rumpus | By: Rumpus Original Poems | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Her name becomes shorthand for a republic of women and black artists with “no home in this place” to borrow a phrase from Morrison’s Nobel lecture, people who create, reclaim and celebrate art that is intent on offering something of use back to...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Megan Milks reviews Binary Star by Sarah Gerard today in Rumpus Books.
From: The Rumpus | By: Megan Milks | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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When it comes to literature, “has the American dream run out of road?” For the Guardian’s blog, Christopher Bollen ponders the question.Related Posts:Impending Death of a DictionaryThe Dystopian PresentCurating LifeBroken BeautyBuddies, Bishop...
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Norcia | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Related Posts:Fresh Comics #1: An Iranian MetamorphosisTHE BINS: FindTHE BINS: FurnitureThe HierarchyLove is Like an Unfamiliar Shower...
From: The Rumpus | By: Lucas Adams | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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