Posts by: Joen Madonna

The Rumpus Interview with Brett Walker


“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 ...more


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


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.