Posts Tagged: Ben Tanzer

The Rumpus Interview with Ben Tanzer

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Ben Tanzer discusses his new essay collection Be Cool, why running is so important to him, and not being precious about his work.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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“If there was one thing I learned from Tess Durbeyfield, Lily Bart, and Constance Chatterly,” writes Gina Di Salvo in the Saturday Essay, “it was not to get trapped.” When Di Salvo becomes a mother, classic works of literature that once provided comfort are reluctantly dropped in favor of the popular children’s film, Frozen. But elements […]

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Jonathan Travelstead

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I try to…consider the writing process as seriously as I do entering a house with black smoke puffing from its eaves.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, “Making the Leap,” by Grant Snider. Michael Wong, in his very funny and poignant essay “Jack of Hearts,” explains how the idea of magic, as defined by his grandfather, helped him to accept the death of his father and transcend grief. In a review of Rose McLarney’s poetry collection, Its Day Being Gone, Richard […]

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Notable Chicago 11/3–11/9

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Sunday 11/3: Feeling hungry? Pick up tickets to Here’s the Story and nourish your mind and body. It’s Chicago’s only potluck storytelling show. 7:30 PM, free with a dish to share, Stage 773. Tuesday 11/5: Join featured readers Vojislav Pejović, J.H. Palmer, John Rich, Paul McComas, Greg Starrett, and Rosamund Lannin for Tuesday Funk. 7:30 PM, free, […]

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