Can’t decide which Rumpus Book Club you want to join? Join both and get a discount!
How The Rumpus Combo Book Club works: You pay $45 a month and every month you get two books, regular book club and poetry, in the mail that haven’t been released yet. We’ll discuss the books all month while we read it. You’re invited to a moderated online discussion with the authors at the end of the month which we’ll edit and run on The Rumpus as a feature article (like this one).
Some books we’ve featured in the book club include Wild by Cheryl Strayed, An Untamed State by Roxane Gay, Insurrections by Rion Amilcar Scott, Abandon Me by Melissa Febos, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby, Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, Heart Berries by Terese Mailhot, and All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung. Upcoming writers include Esmé Weijun Wang, T. Kira Madden, Maylis de Kerangal, Nicole Dennis-Benn, 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. Which authors do we chat with? We’ve featured poets like Tracy K. Smith, Jericho Brown, Solmaz Sharif, Kaveh Akbar, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Eloisa Amezcua, Tarfia Faizullah, and Kamilah Aisha Moon. Upcoming poets include Natasha Tretheway, Marwa Helal, Sally Wen Mao, Hala Alyan, Ilya Kominsky, Franny Choi, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, and more!
Please subscribe by the 20th of the month to receive following month’s books and join in the chat with their authors. For example, to receive our March books, please make sure to subscribe by February 20.
We do not offer international Book Club and Poetry Book Club subscriptions at this time, but we hope to in the future.