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 collection, 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 poets do we chat with? We’ve featured poets like Tracy K. Smith, Jericho Brown, Solmaz Sharif, Kaveh Akbar, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Natasha Tretheway, Franny Choi, Eve Ewing, and t’ai freedom ford. Upcoming poets include Hanif Abdurraqib, Shira Erlichman, Malcolm Tariq, Cameron Akward-Rich, Danez Smith, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, Ariel Francisco, and more!
Please subscribe by the 15th 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 15.
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.