Category Archives: Patricia Smith

What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Black History

It’s Black History Month, and whereas The Rumpus celebrates writing by black artists year-round, we expect it’s particularly essential to share an inventory of labor written solely by black writers this month. We requested our editors for his or her favourite writing that speaks to black historical past previous, current, and future—we’re particularly enthusiastic about […]

Violence and Tenderness: The Explosive Expert’s Wife by Shara Lessley

Shara Lessley’s second poetry assortment, The Explosive Expert’s Wife, opens with an epigraph from Emily Dickinson: The Soul has moments of Escape – When bursting all of the doorways – She dances like a Bomb, overseas, And swings upon the Hours If Dickinson’s bomb offers the metaphoric blast for her imagined soul, the explosions in […]

Equal Rights Never Go out of Style: Talking with Monica Prince

Monica Prince is demanding: of herself, of her craft, of her college students. She works tirelessly to excel in every part she does, and makes her dedication and follow appear easy. Monica’s choreopoems (choreographed collection of poems that combine efficiency poetry, dance, music, track, and reside artwork) are each inspirational and heartbreaking. She writes of […]