Posts Tagged: Colorado

Messy and Complicated and Real: Talking with Laura Pritchett

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Author Laura Pritchett discusses her two most recent books, death, sex, and being rural in modern America.

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Rivers of Babylon: The Story of a Third-Trimester Abortion

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She said something to me, then, that has been a great comfort. “You had a choice,” she said, “but you did not have free will.” A choice that was no choice at all.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #96: Donna Baier Stein

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Colorado’s Baby Doe Tabor was a bad ass. Born in 1854, ‘Lizzie,’ as she was known, bucked social norms of her day. In an era when silver miners believed it bad luck to even speak to a woman before descending into the mines, Lizzie worked alongside her male counterparts in the damp, dark underground caverns. […]

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Straw House

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“It’s not healthy, how you live. People aren’t meant to sleep all day. We need the sun. We’re meant to live in the sun.”

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Casting JonBenét and the Pageantry of Brokenness

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It is an uncomfortable admission, but we hunger for stories that sensationalize the extremes of human behavior. We want to crawl under the police tape and see the outlines of bodies.

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The Evolution of a Trigger

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Perhaps they are really saying: This will not happen to me. I will be prepared. And, in hoisting that hypothetical gun, they feel they are made safe from the appalling vulnerability of living.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #69: Steven Schwartz

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Steven Schwartz’s new book, Madagascar: New and Selected Stories, positively aches (often sighs, sometimes chuckles) with wisdom. Steven understands people. He understands why they do what they do, how they feel when they’ve done it, and he understands too how the twists of life can disrupt all of that so people act in peculiar, unexpected […]

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This Week in Trumplandia

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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent and relevant content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your communities, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just […]

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United We Stand

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No one knows exactly what the next four years will bring. But we are always stronger when we protest together.

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The Rumpus Interview with Bernadette Murphy

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Bernadette Murphy on her forthcoming book, Harley and Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life, the challenges of selling a memoir, and life beyond “the suburban-wife-mother picture.”

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Desiree Cooper

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Desiree Cooper discusses her debut collection of flash fiction, Know the Mother, what mother-writers need, and why motherhood is the only story she’s ever told.

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Are We All Our Own Vanishing

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We will never be an exclamation point, an ellipses, a question mark. We must all leave with this: a period—solid, and utterly irrefutable.

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Ursa Major

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Last month a bear ripped into my tent, clenched his teeth onto my upper left arm, just below my shoulder, and would not let go.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Athens, Georgia is home to a new radical bookstore, Bombs Away Books. The anarchist bookshop not only sells books, but is a DIY music venue featuring punk shows. A specialty bookstore dedicated to self-published authors is ready to open in Florida. P. J. Boox Bookstore in Fort Myers will be a standalone brick-and-mortar shop where […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Segwick, Maine claims to be home to the world’s smallest bookstore. Pushcart Press Bookstore resides in a 9′ x 12′ building selling used books and Pushcart Press titles. Australia’s capitol city is not known as a cultural center, but that might change for Canberra with the opening of Muse, a combination wine bar and bookstore. […]

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A Live-In Library

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Two Denver booksellers have been saving for the last twenty years to launch the Rocky Mountain Land Library. With more than 32,000 volumes, the couple envision a live-in research institution with a focus on western land, history, industry, and writers. They are now renovating a ranch near Garo, Colorado and plan to organize the books […]

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