Boathouse, Winter, Harlem River, by Ernest Lawson (painter)
[poetry]

Wait, A Point, and Twice Revised Tales

By Edward Michael Supranowicz


There is an instant in all // Beginnings and endings // Where trees wait to bloom, // And rivers wait to flow.

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The Rumen is a collaboration between writers and poets from a variety of demographics and backgrounds. Like the guts of an ungulate, we want The Rumen to be a space for ideas and experiences to digest, ferment, and transform.

Latest Publications:

[fiction]

Mrs. Anglerfish

By R.B. Underwood

I wake up. The morning sun is seeping in through the closed curtains. What a beautiful day!

[poetry]

The Fall

By Philip Miller

A snake removes its skin // and sheds what little innocence // we might have given credence to.

[fiction]

A Visit from the Four Great Ones

By Tommy Cheis

Terror. In the sweat lodge. Drumming. Singing. Great Ones whispering.

[poetry]

A Moment of Grace

By Glenn Wright

The black and yellow wasps // came at us from all directions.

[poetry]

to libra season

By Sarah Mengel

your memory, weaved inside ink smeared on a page.

[fiction]

The Vampire

By Franz Margitza

The vampire was the only nice one at the party. He looked a little out of place, with his long cape and medallion, but very debonair and a little sad. He was standing near the counter dipping pita bread into the baba ganoush.

[article]

There are Too Many Texts in this Class

By Rebecca Anderson

The only contested property at the end of my first marriage was a used copy of Stanley Fish’s Is There a Text in This Class?

[fiction]

Milk Carton

By W. David Hancock

Sandy drags Billy with her to evening Off-boarding. Billy’s excited because it feels like a special occasion.

Submissions


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