Posts by: Gina Frangello

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: The Year of Light and Dark

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It isn’t much of a contest to say that Julie Coyne is the single most inspirational human being I have ever met. And I am here—in Xela—in part because I could use a little inspiration.

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Farewell, “Casa Azul Cripple,” and Other Voices Querétaro 2015

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Today marks my last day as the editor of the Sunday Rumpus, and I’m honored to celebrate it by publishing one of my favorite writers working today, Emily Rapp, with a stunningly powerful and complex essay, “Casa Azul Cripple.” I was thrilled to first introduce Emily’s work to The Rumpus three years ago, and this, […]

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Other Voices Querétaro Dates and Faculty Announced

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Now in its third year, Other Voices Querétaro, launched by longtime Sunday Rumpus editor Gina Frangello, and boasting a host of Rumpus regulars as faculty, including Emily Rapp, Rob Roberge, and the newly added Jennifer Pastiloff, announces its 2015 dates: May 15-25. All participants have the ability to take Pastiloff’s experiential writing/yoga workshop (no previous yoga […]

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Goodbye for now…and new at the Sunday Rumpus helm…

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Dear amazing Rumpus tribe— This September marks my third anniversary as the editor of The Sunday Rumpus. These three years have included some of the true highlights of my 17 years as an editor—from being able to interview one of my lifelong literary heroes, Margaret Atwood, to introducing the work of many writers whose essays […]

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California or Bust!

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This Sunday Rumpus happens to find me arriving in  original Rumpus stomping ground, San Francisco, where I’m thrilled to be reading at The Make-Out Room tonight with Janice Cooke Newman and Liza Monroy!  Master of ceremonies is San Fran and Rumpus Fave, Joshua Mohr.  7pm–please come! I’m also at Books, Inc. at the Marina with […]

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Welcome to Book Reviews Sunday!

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This Sunday, we’re pleased to offer four new book reviews, including our Sunday Feature, a more in-depth analysis of the United States’ immigration policies on cross cultural American families.  Happy reading!

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Next Sunday is a Book Reviews Extravaganza!

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On March 30, The Sunday Rumpus will celebrate spring with a bang, making sure you are at no loss for reading material!  Be sure to tune in to see a cornucopia of reviews from regular Rumpus reviewers, Anna March and Heather Partington, as well as a feature-length discussion of the timely and politically vital anthology […]

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Lit-Link Round-up

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Steve Almond asks whether it’s immoral to watch the Super Bowl. Best headline ever: ghost ship of cannibal rats about to crash into the Devon coast! The Online Avengers: The New York Times explores the complexities of anti-bullying activism on the internet.

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Lit-Link Round-Up

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This is my second-to-last round-up before I go on hiatus for my book tour, which is a sprawling, insane thing that’s lasting until the end of April, on and off. That’s nothing, of course, compared to the duration of some tours (the fabulous Adderall Diaries tour, for example, that gave birth to the Daily Rumpus), but I […]

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Lit-Link Round-up

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A smart, informative and provocative open letter from Dani Shapiro: “Dear Disillusioned Reader Who Contacted Me on Facebook.” Reading Bingo challenge. Thanks, Seth Fisher–love this on “cisgendered persons.”

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Lit-Link Round-up

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Brain function boosted for days after reading a novel. Jezebel says teens “loathe Facebook” because of all the old people and pictures of babies. (My daughters concur.) What if Bilbo Baggins was a girl? One weird old trick to undermine the patriarchy…

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Lit-Link Round-up

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Emily Rapp on living a happy life, in the “wrong” order. Laura Bogart on humanity amidst the apocalypse. Michele Filgate on literary self-loathing and gender.

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Lit-Link Round-up

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Julie Greicius’ 14 Places to Talk to a Stranger About Books, on BuzzFeed. Laura van den Berg’s The Isle of Youth reviewed at Bookslut. Have you been following the controversy over at HTMLGiant?

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Lit-Link Round-Up

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The Airship Advent Calendar: author trivia daily. Guy Intoci of Dzanc Books acquires Patrick O’Neil’s memoir, already out in France–congrats on both ends. Powerful essay,”Air Hunger,” by Angela Giles Patel, over at Sunday Rumpus pal Jennifer Pastiloff’s The Manifest-Station. I think these are all fake.  But if it’s Monday morning and you’re looking to kill […]

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Lit-Link Round-up

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Here it is: the NYTimes 100 Notable Books. The Times Literary Supplement includes Rick Whitaker’s An Honest Ghost, published by Seattle indie Jaded Ibis, among their Best Ofs. And an eclectic, timeless list from BookRiot. Famous authors on whether the symbolism in their work was intentional. What would be your biggest regret if today were your […]

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Lit-Link Round-up

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Flavorwire’s 50 Books that define the last 5 years in literature. It’s a hell of a list. If you’re getting online for the first time in a week, National Book Awards winners announced. Edan Lepucki on magazine editors’ 50 Shades of Rejection. Richard Thomas of LitReactor gives his top 10 short stories of all time, […]

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I want a girl who reads. “Thanksgiving in Mongolia” by Ariel Levy. Brace yourself. And brace yourself in an entirely different way for what the big publishing looks like on the inside. Enter the Indie Writer Deathmatch. Okay, personally I’d only do this at gunpoint because I’m a wuss, but by all means go for […]

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Congrats to Rumpus co-owner (and boy meteor) Isaac Fitzgerald, new books editor at BuzzFeed. Can you drink like Dorothy Parker? “In my experience, there are about a dozen submissives for every true dominant…you’d think that most people would rather be a hammer than a nail, but I’m here to tell you it’s not so.” Elissa […]

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Lit-Link Round-up

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The most provocative piece I read this week: Anna March’s “Paternity Leave” over at The Weeklings. Which professions have the most psychopaths? Jessica Keener interviewed about her new collection, Women in Bed, on The Quivering Pen. Have you seen this?  Three million people apparently have, but I wasn’t one of them: Russell Brand interviews the […]

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Unveiling the new dates/site/faculty for Other Voices Querétaro, the writing program I run out of Mexico. Come join us June 27-July 6, with a hotbed of Rumpus alum faculty: Cecil Castellucci, Rob Roberge, Emily Rapp, Stacy Bierlein, and of course I will be there, doing individual manuscript consults and running around like a chicken with […]

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Neil Gaiman on why our future depends on libraries, reading and writing, in The Guardian. The history of the dystopian novel. Submit to the Danahy Fiction Prize at the University of Tampa. David Michael Lukas on “when the news and the novel collide” in the NYTimes. An intimate look at sexual inorgasmia: Sunday alum Cris Mazza […]

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Narcissists believe themselves more creative than others, and consequently engage in more creative pursuits. A finding in equal parts hilarious and depressing? Faulkner’s “splendid failure.”

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Lit-Link Round-up

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Readers of literary fiction learn empathy and better understand social cues, a study reveals in the NYTimes. Tom Clancy, dead at 66. Buzz Feed seeking a Books Editor.  “No haters.” Josh Mohr is the ugliest tranny at the Uptown. Jonathan Lethem talks with David Naimon on Between the Covers. Congrats to Caroline Eick, new Book […]

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Abby Geni of The Rumpus Book Club will be chatting with club members tomorrow…today we have the phenomenal Karen Bender talking with Abby to wet your whistle. (Um, I think I have been waiting my whole life for a chance to use that phrase!) So I’m announcing it here before it debuts on our website once […]

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Lit-Link Round-up

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Have you heard about the American Writers Museum? The Little Village That Could: New Mexico’s Madrid (home of Rumpus alum Emily Rapp) rallies after a serious flood. Patrick O’Neil leaves his sex buddy hanging…uh…literally, over at The Weeklings. The Rise of Litcrawl, in the NYTimes. Winner of the Hudson Prize. Not an AWP kind of […]

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Feminism is dead! Long live feminism! What do Lauren Cerand, Emma Straub, and Tayari Jones have in common with Gay Talese and Joan Didion? Bow-down style, that’s what. Mellisa Chadburn’s round-up of the best 8 literary spots on the internet. Both The Rumpus and TNB make the list (thanks, Melissa!) I once spent about 20 […]

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