Category Archives: Rumpus Original

A Different Kind of Balance: Talking with Samantha Giles

Samantha Giles is a poet dwelling in Oakland, California, and the writer of 4 volumes of poetry. Her most up-to-date assortment, Complete Recall, was the current recipient of the California Guide Awards Gold Medal for Poetry. This hybrid memoir blends poetry and nonfiction into a shocking exploration of post-traumatic reminiscence, familial violence, and the character […]

ENOUGH: The Quartering Act

ENOUGH is a Rumpus collection dedicated to making a devoted area for essays, poetry, fiction, comics, and paintings by ladies and non-binary those that interact with rape tradition, sexual assault, and home violence. The collection will run each Tuesday afternoon. Every week we’ll spotlight totally different voices and tales. *** The Quartering Act Rachael Petersen […]

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Eve L. Ewing

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Eve L. Ewing about her newest assortment, 1919 (Haymarket Books, June 2019), the histories we don’t get taught, how youngsters make the poetry canon, books as visible objects, and extra. That is an edited transcript of the e-book membership dialogue. Each month the Rumpus Poetry Book Club hosts an internet dialogue […]

What We Inherit: Talking with Chanelle Benz

I started studying The Gone Lifeless as summer time’s warmth creeped into my condo in late Might. I needed to transfer flats in every week and hadn’t but packed, however all I needed to do was learn. Ignoring my belongings and ever-growing to do record, I devoured Chanelle Benz’s debut novel a few lady’s return […]

What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Pride

June is Pride Month, and whereas we rejoice LGBTQIA+ folx year-round at The Rumpus, we needed to share an inventory of books written solely by queer authors this month. We’ve requested our editors to share a few of their favourite titles by queer writers—together with older work they nonetheless return to, new work they’re loving, […]

A Confluence of Narratives: Talking with Debra Gwartney

Narcissa Prentiss Whitman might sound an unlikely heroine these days. The Christian missionary is usually thought-about the primary white lady to cross the Rocky Mountains, and the primary to bear a toddler in what would grow to be the Oregon Territory. In 1847, she was amongst fourteen settlers killed by Cayuse Indians on the Whitman […]

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Nicole Dennis-Benn

The Rumpus Book Club chats with Nicole Dennis-Benn about her second novel, Patsy (Liveright, June 2019), writing towards tropes about immigrants and motherhood, letting go of her characters when a ebook is completed, and extra. That is an edited transcript of the e-book membership dialogue. Each month The Rumpus Book Club hosts a dialogue on-line with […]

The Mystery Tugs: Talking with Joel Mowdy

Joel Mowdy’s debut brief story assortment, Floyd Harbor, is a difficult ebook. It deep dives into 1990s period poverty, drug use, and the battle towards entropy in Mastic Seashore, New York. Mowdy peoples these tales with characters which are preventing for his or her lives, shouting above the political dissonance, demanding their probability on the […]

The Thread: On Justice

I can’t converse, however I can scream. On Might 21, 2019, I went with 5 thousand different Portlanders to a downtown park, and I yelled and wept and raged towards the abortion bans. I listened to audio system from NARAL, Deliberate Parenthood, and the ACLU speaking concerning the battle for reproductive rights. It was my […]

How to Name Dead Babies

The primary lifeless child you identify is a boy, full-bodied however purple, misplaced deep into the second trimester. You’ve gotten a single lengthy, blizzard-bright night time within the hospital whereas the meds muster him on his approach into the world having already left it, to mull over names together with your companion, who sleeps and […]