Veterans Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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If you spent the weekend honoring the veterans in your life or otherwise celebrating Veterans Day, you may have missed these excellent Rumpus pieces. Don’t worry, it’s not too late to read them!

On what would have been his 90th birthday, we spoke with Kurt Vonnegut’s daughter Nanette about her father’s writing, family life, and PTSD.

Justin Hocking wrote a tribute to Rockaway, Queens, recently savaged by Hurricane Sandy, about the aloha spirit hidden under its tough-guy exterior.

For the Sunday Rumpus Interview, Don de Grazia talked to both American Book Award winner Bonnie Jo Campbell and her uncle, Terry Herlihy. Donkeys and other animals feature heavily.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →