Weekend Rumpus Roundup


We ran some really fabulous pieces this weekend that you’ll definitely want to read (or reread).

We interviewed Nataly Kelly about the immense weight that rests on the shoulders of translators, whether they’re translating poetry or interpreting 911 calls.

Elizabeth Tannen discussed what it was like growing up in the shadow of Jackie, the woman who was her father’s first wife and her brothers’ mother, and who died of cancer before Tannen was born.

How would you react if someone told you you had a demon inside you making you gay? Here’s what Chris Stedman did.

And last, but not at all least, Roxane Gay wrote an open letter to President Obama in the wake of the latest in an unbearably long string of mass shootings.

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 →