How The Rumpus Poetry Book Club works: Exactly the same as our regular book club, but a little cheaper because most of the books are expected to be paperbacks. So it’s $27 a month plus shipping. You can sign up for both the Poetry Book Club and the regular Book Club for just $50 a month by clicking here.
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 (like this).
Which authors do we chat with? We’ve featured poets like Tracy K. Smith, Jericho Brown, Solmaz Sharif, Kaveh Akbar, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Natasha Tretheway, and Franny Choi. Upcoming poets include Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Eve Ewing, t’ai freedom ford, Dunya Mikhail, Hanif Abdurraqib, Shira Erlichman, Malcolm Tariq, and more!
Please subscribe by the 20th of the month to receive following month’s book and join in the chat with its author. For example, to receive our March book, please make sure to subscribe by February 20.
Programs like our Book Club put you in direct communication with the literary community and keep The Rumpus running in one fell swoop!
We do not offer international Poetry Book Club subscriptions at this time, but we hope to in the future.