Posts Tagged: bilingual

Identity Theft


In the past year, the writing process has become, for me, a way to navigate between the present and the past, between what I have access to and what I will never know. ...more

The Experience Takes Its Shape from You: Talking with Naima Coster


Naima Coster discusses her debut novel, Halsey Street, getting pushback on her use of Spanish, and the importance of equity and inclusion in higher education. ...more

Both Outsider and Participant: Thousand Star Hotel by Bao Phi

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In Thousand Star Hotel, the bilingual writer’s struggle with expressing himself in English becomes a metaphor for the immigrant’s struggle with navigating the host nation’s hostile-yet-lucrative social terrain. ...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Achy Obejas


Achy Obejas discusses her new collection, The Tower of the Antilles, what she's learned from translating works of others, and why we should all read poetry every day. ...more

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Erika L. Sánchez


Erika L. Sánchez discusses her new collection Lessons on Expulsion, pushing back against sexism and misogyny, being a troublemaker, and donkeys. ...more

Sound & Vision: Alice Bag


Allyson McCabe talks with Alice Bag, one of LA punk’s first frontwomen in the mid-70s as the lead singer and co-founder of the Bags, and who has just released her self-titled debut solo album. ...more