Hannibal Lecter, My Therapist

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In the dark, I felt at home in the underground bunker where the hospital stored its violent men.

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Music and Spirituality: A Conversation with Marcia Douglas

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Marcia Douglas discusses her forthcoming novel, THE MARVELLOUS EQUATIONS OF THE DREAD.

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What to Read When You’re Queer and of Color during Pride

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Books by queer poets of color included in the Nepantla anthology!

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The Reality of Love: Talking with Adrian Todd Zuniga

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Adrian Todd Zuniga discusses his debut novel, COLLISION THEORY.

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How to Steal a Frozen Burrito

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If you ask me why I did it, I can’t give you a proper answer. I was hungry and didn’t have much money, but it wasn’t like I was homeless or went to sleep starving.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #87: The Low and Dishonest Years

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[T]hese are albums to distract you from the horrors taking place daily in the theater of American political life.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Peter Mishler

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Peter Mishler discusses his debut collection, Fludde, the effect of ritual on poems, and childhood psychology.

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The Violence of Women: Talking with Amber Tamblyn

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Amber Tamblyn discusses her new book, Any Man, cultural myths, obsessions, and crime.

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They Prefer People to Die: On Trump, Borders, and Racism

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A good man doesn’t leave someone to die in the desert, and when he uses God’s name, he does it to bless, not to kill.

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Brain Soup and Making Things: A Conversation with Rita Bullwinkel

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Rita Bullwinkel discusses her debut story collection, Belly Up, the foolishness of writing, and what went into the making of her first book.

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The Torment of Queer Literature

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Queer literature isn’t a box to unlock so that it can unlock me.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Meghan Flaherty

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Meghan Flaherty discusses her debut memoir, Tango Lessons, how the book found its current format, and writing a memoir at a young age.

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Moments within Days within Seasons: Talking with Alicia Mountain

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Alicia Mountain discusses her debut collection, High Ground Coward, the surveillance state, and queer representation in the poetry world. 

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Voices on Addiction: A Review of The Recovering

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As recovering addicts, we must love ourselves back to the source, love our shameful bits and decimations and not just our reconciliations and resurrections.

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The Life of the Mind: A Conversation with Elizabeth Scanlon

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Elizabeth Scanlon discusses her debut full-length collection, Lonesome Gnosis, brains and trains, and poetry as prayer.

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