Posts Tagged: death

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The Rumpus Interview with George Hodgman

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Editor and author George Hodgman talks about his new memoir, Bettyville, what makes for a good memoir, and returning to his hometown of Paris, Missouri from New York to take care of his aging mother. ...more

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The Saturday Rumpus Review of It Follows

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It Follows interrogates its patriarchal ancestry and forges a unique and clever film in the process. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Kenny Porpora

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Kenny Porpora discusses his memoir The Autumn Balloon, addiction and alcoholism, writing truthfully about his mother, falling asleep at Burger King with his laptop while drafting, and how he finally found his personal writing style. ...more

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Tom Sleigh

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Tom Sleigh about his new book, Station Zed,, how reportage and the surreal can combine inside a poem, and secularizing the mysteries of death, redemption, and resurrection. ...more

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The Saturday Rumpus Review of Wild

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In simplicity there is truth, and being out in wide open spaces often has a way, like high-speed rail, to bring us back to simple things. ...more

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, feast your eyes upon Anne Emond’s visual ode to a lazy weekend and Grant Snider’s cartoon-in-verse, “Outside My Window.”

In “Changeling,” Stephen Policoff uses serendipitous advice and the paintings of “mad artist” Richard Dadd to unlock the secret to writing about bereavement and the special role of a father as caretaker.

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Word of the Day: Atrabilious

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(adj.); gloomy, morose, or morbid; bad-tempered, irritable; from the Latin agra bili(s) (“black bile”)

“Caleb stopped, massaged, then stopped again, as though he felt something under the skin. ‘Too big to be a morphine pump,’ he said cheerfully. At 32 years old, fresh-faced and boyishly handsome, he looks less like an undertaker than like the member of an a cappella group.”

Eric Puchner, from “Death Becomes Him”

When we think about places that house the dead—funeral homes, cemeteries, mortuaries and the like—atrabilious is a fitting term to describe the kind of aura surrounding them.

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