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What to Read When You Want to Hand-Swat Your Husband

Here are some book recommendations about husband-swatting ladies who you might adore.

An Ambitious Atlas of Fears: Catherine Pierce’s The Tornado Is the World

Pierce’s poems approach danger from surprising angles. Do you fear the tornado? Then come inside it and hear it speak.

The Skin I Wear Around: A Conversation with Brionne Janae

The poet Brionne Janae discusses her debut poetry collection After Jubilee, intergenerational trauma, and writing her way into historical personae.

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #85: Elizabeth Metzger

I have known the poet Elizabeth Metzger since kindergarten—and ever since I have known her, she has been a poet. When we played the The Game of Life, a board game, she wrote small lyrics about the futures we ended the game with; when...Show More Summary

Rumpus Exclusive: An Excerpt from Benjamin Taylor’s The Hue and Cry at Our House: A Year Remembered

Robby’s puppets lie orphaned in a trunk and will never be famous. But fame and the sublime are only accidentally related.

The Many Faces of Arab Culture: Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

Narratives like this one complicate and humanize America’s simplistic view of Arab cultures, toppling the flimsy idea that Arab people are intractably Other.

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Gabrielle Bell

Gabrielle Bell discusses her forthcoming graphic memoir, Everything Is Flammable, what it was like to mine her own life for subject matter, and how anxiety affects her work.

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tamiko Nimura

Nimura talks about the influence of history, memory, and silence; creating a private MFA; and writing a generational memoir.

Worlds Full of Demons: Chavisa Woods’s Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country

We must ask ourselves: who stands in the shadows of our national persona, both historically and in the nation’s literature? Woods raises the question, and her work points toward an answer.

Allowing a Female to Own Her Genius: Talking with Alana Massey

Alana Massey discusses her debut collection, All the Lives I Want, the best piece of writing advice she's ever received, and acknowledging the work that women do.

A Very Great Scoundrel: The Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins Volume III: Diaries, Journals, and Notebooks

In hindsight, it’s sometimes difficult not to read more than a bit of sadomasochism into Hopkins’s inner passions and the ways in which he resisted them.

A Language in Constant Rebellion: Talking with Aura Xilonen

Aura Xilonen discusses her novel, Gringo Champion, the realities of immigration, translating texts, and her love of cinema.

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #84: Susan DeFreitas

Picture this: a curbside juggler with a rose between his teeth. That’s the opening image of Susan DeFreitas’s powerful debut novel, Hot Season. Vivid (and sometimes strange) images strike again and again, conjuring ponderosa pines, cafés, old houses, and new characters.

Haunted by Child Refugees: Valeria Luiselli’s Tell Me How It Ends

These aren’t ghosts; these are children who have braved a perilous journey to escape the violent nightmares back home.

All Writing Is Political: A Conversation with Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid discusses his new novel, Exit West, hope in fiction as a form of resistance, the necessity of learning to accept social change, and how much America and Pakistan have come to resemble each other.

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Chen Chen

Chen Chen discusses his new collection When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, playing the game white supremacy has set up, and if God is trying and failing to be a cool dad.

Family Is the Deepest Scar: Minae Mizumura’s Inheritance from Mother

With each word, I found myself thinking of my own grandmother’s journey, escaping war to America with no money, no education, and six children, the pain of this experience inevitably hardening the whole family.

Rumpus Exclusive: An Excerpt from Jessie Chaffee’s Florence in Ecstasy

I look over my shoulder and watch as he and the boat become a single form again and pass under the next bridge. He is a bird, he and that silver scull, a bird. Would I ever have that grace?

Where the Past Intermingles with the Present: Jessie Chaffee Discusses Florence in Ecstasy

Jessie Chaffee discusses the process of writing her debut novel, Florence in Italy, over the course of a decade, understanding the world through writing, and the role of mythology in the novel.

All of the Facts and None of the Truth: Fox Frazier-Foley’s Like Ash in the Air after Something Has Burned

While these women are physically gone, they gain agency after their deaths through Frazier-Foley’s poems.

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