Because our Book Club has been so much fun, and because we also love poetry and think people should read more poetry, we are starting a Rumpus Poetry Book Club.
How it 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 $25 a month plus shipping (click to subscribe). You can sign up for both the poetry book club and the regular book club for $48 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—to see what that looks like, go here.
Which authors do we chat with?We’ve featured poets like Tracy K. Smith, Jericho Brown, Solmaz Sharif, Kaveh Akbar, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, and Kamilah Aisha Moon. Upcoming poets include Katie Ford, José Olivarez, Kyle Dargan, Natasha Tretheway, 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.