The Rumpus Poetry Book Club

$30.00 / month


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 $30 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, Kaveh Akbar, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Natasha Tretheway, Franny Choi, Eve Ewing, Danez Smith, torrin a. greathouse, and Erin Belieu. Upcoming poets include Cynthia Dewi Oka, Matthew Olzmann, Jennifer Huang, Angel Dominguez, Jos Charles, C. Russell Price, Tara Betts, and more!

Click here to download a PDF explaining the subscription in greater detail—perfect to print out or email when giving a gift subscription! Contact if you have any questions.

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.

HOLIDAY NOTE: All subscriptions purchased 11/16/21 through 12/15/21 will begin with our January 2022 selection. Holiday subscriptions purchased on or after 12/16/21 will begin with our February 2022 selection. Please contact with any questions.

We do not offer international Poetry Book Club subscriptions at this time, but we hope to in the future.

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