Baigneuse aux oies, by Camille Pissarro
[fiction]

Until My Dying Breath

By Stefanie Lee


I’ll tell you about how I’ve been remembering myself in the silver crucifixes and imaginary cracks of light underneath a centuries-old door frame. About how I find smudges of my soul on everything I touch, bones, dirt, the paper-thin resolve in my hands. It’s dark, you know.

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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:

[poetry]

Absolute Room and The Space

By T. A. R. Wallace

Indoors, faith's crumb turned my without force // as a red need - the language, the // locate plan.

[poetry]

Charlie

By Mary Paulson

Hi Charlie, I // say as I’m // exiting our // neighboring abode.

[article]

Ode to the Flower (April 22, 2022) and 'Morgenlich Leuchtend im Rosigen Schein'

By Francis Fernandes

Trees, asleep in winter, dreaming of sun and blossoms. And why shouldn’t they?

[poetry]

Water Can't Roll and First Date

By Ellen Orr

As cast in copper, pelican reflects. // Pale plumage tarred brown. Preening // for naught: water seeps in, chills.

[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.

[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.

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