Posts Tagged: Camille Dungy

Congratulations to the NBCC Finalists!

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We congratulate all of the NBCC finalists, and are especially pleased to have celebrated and featured the work of many of these writers on The Rumpus!

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More Than Just a Single Identity: A Conversation with Camille T. Dungy

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Camille T. Dungy discusses her prose debut, Guidebook to Relative Strangers, traveling across America as a black mother, and spaces of inclusion and exclusion.

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What to Read When It’s Been a Hell of a Year

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Each of these books, in various ways, wound the crank on my empathy machine, and reminded me that telling a story can be a defiant act.

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Notable San Francisco: 10/4–10/10

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!

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What to Read When You Want to Write Like a Mother

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A list of books that wrangle, directly or indirectly, with motherhood and all that comes with it (or its absence).

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Navigating Empathy: Camille T. Dungy’s Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History

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Luckily for us, Dungy’s increase in empathy and experience coincides with her embrace of the braided essay: her thinking crashes people, places, and ideas against each other in unexpected and adventurous ways.

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At the Intersection of Personal and Political: Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now edited by Amit Majmudar

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American writers have a long, distinguished history of calling out injustice.

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What to Read When the President Decides It’s “Time to Exit Paris”

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Turn off the television and pick up a book. You’ll feel better for it, we promise.

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Notable San Francisco: 3/8–3/14

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Wednesday 3/8: The Museum of the African Diaspora, as part of their current exhibition Where Is Here (curated by Jacquelyn Francis and Kathy Zarur), celebrate International Women’s Day with a discussion featuring mixed media and installation artist Asya Abdrahman and writers Faith Adiele and Tonya M. Foster. $10, 7 p.m., MOAD. Thi Bui launches her […]

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A Recommended Reading List for Trump’s America

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We asked nineteen authors what books they’d suggest as recommended reading in light of America’s new political reality.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Rosalie Moffett

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Rosalie Moffett discusses her new collection June in Eden, writing humor in poetry, using contemporary references, and trying to understand the world.

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Of Poetry and Protest and Monticello In Mind

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Barbara Berman reviews Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmitt Till to Trayvon Martin and Monticello In Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson today in Rumpus Poetry.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat for Max Ritvo

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Kaveh Akbar, Shon Arieh-Lerer, Justin Boening, Sarah Blake, and Ariella Ritvo-Slifka about Max Ritvo’s Four Reincarnations. Max Ritvo died on August 23, 2016.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Janice N. Harrington

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Janice N. Harrington on her new collection Primitive and critiquing the use of “primitive” to describe African American folk art.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Monica Youn

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Monica Youn about her new collection Blackacre, hypothetical tracts of land, Milton, and infertility.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Jonterri Gadson

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Jonterri Gadson about Blues Triumphant, her love of editing, and the intersection of poetry and comedy.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sandra Meek

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Sandra Meek about her new collection An Ecology of Elsewhere, writing landscapes, and the power of syntactic density.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Jennifer Whitaker

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Jennifer Whitaker discusses her new collection The Blue Hour, persona poems, the violence in fairy tales, and writing about sexual abuse.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Phillip B. Williams

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Phillip B. Williams about his new book Thief in the Interior, form in poetry, and balancing editing work with one’s own.

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Next Letter in the Mail: Camille Dungy

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We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from author Camille Dungy! Camille writes to us from The Island of Beautiful Women about discipline, dedication, and one very special turtle volunteer. You can visit Camille at her website here. Don’t miss out! Subscribe to Letters in the Mail today!

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Notable San Francisco: 10/28–11/3

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Monday 10/28: The “On Arts” series, benefiting the 826 Valencia Scholarship Program, presents British author Zadie Smith in conversation with Steve Winn. $27, 7:30pm at Nourse Theater. Tuesday 10/29: The Moth comes to The Booksmith, featuring an opening story from writer and Moth podcast host Dan Kennedy. Moderated by Moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns with […]

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