Give the gift of The Rumpus Book Club and The Rumpus Poetry Book Club! Get books before they’re released, engage in moderated chats with the authors. When you purchase the gift subscription you get two months of membership free.
How The Rumpus Book Club works: Every month you get a book in the mail that hasn’t been released yet. Usually it will be fiction, but it might be memoir, or essays, or a graphic novel. We discuss the book all month while we read it. You’re invited to a moderated online discussion with the author at the end of the month which we’ll edit and run on The Rumpus as a feature article (like this one).
We’re going to try to only read good books. We’ll fail sometimes. Some books we’ve featured in the book club include The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, An Untamed State by Roxane Gay, Insurrections by Rion Amilcar Scott, Abandon Me by Melissa Febos, Marlena by Julie Buntin, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby, and New People by Danzy Senna. Upcoming writers include Carmen Maria Machado, Jon McGregor, Kate Braverman, Katia D. Ulysse, Melissa Broder, and more.
How The Rumpus Poetry Book Club works: Exactly the same as our regular book club, but with poetry! Every month we’ll choose a forthcoming poetry book, not yet available to the public. At the end of the month, we’ll host an exclusive online discussion with the book club and the author. We’ll publish an edited version of the discussion on The Rumpus the following month—to see what that looks like, go here. We’ve featured poets like Tracy K. Smith, Brenda Hillman, Jericho Brown, Rigoberto González, Juliana Spahr, and Solmaz Sharif. Upcoming poets include Kaveh Akbar, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Kamilah Aisha Moon, and more!
We’re going to try to only read good books. Of course, all creative writing is subjective. But if we choose a poetry book it’s because we believe it’s really good. We’ll often have to chose between several really good poetry books, but there’s no way around that.
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