Posts by: Joen Madonna

The Rumpus Interview with Brett Walker

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“Allow yourself to walk through this world with me. Put yourself in a frame of mind that you can allow whatever’s going to happen, happen, and be okay with it. If you walk into a room and immediately put up walls, you’ll never find the doors.”
– Brett Walker

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #12: Joen Madonna in Conversation with Cherry Crawley (Her Dead Mother)

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This is an interview with my mom. I was hyper-critical of her when she was alive and never gave her enough credit. She was an only child, raised in DC by older over-bearing parents. She married the first man she dated, and at twenty-one joined him in his rural Oklahoma Episcopal parish. He died from skin […]

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