Posts Tagged: divorce

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: The Year of Light and Dark


It isn’t much of a contest to say that Julie Coyne is the single most inspirational human being I have ever met. And I am here—in Xela—in part because I could use a little inspiration. ...more

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Baking Lessons: Needing, Rising, and Letting Go


When I took those breaths, I also learned to say, “I am enough, I am enough, I am enough.” ...more


The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Losing at Memory


But I didn’t understand, then, how important memory is, for how do we know who we are without memory? How does anyone else know who we are, but for their memories of us? ...more

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Kill Shot


1964, a month prior to the anniversary of JFK’s assassination, a different home movie shot. Infant toss. Up-down. Plummeting. I’m ten months of age—picking up speed. ...more


Voices of Addiction #1: Baby’s Home


I got to thinking about home. What the fuck is home anyway? ...more

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(K)ink #7: Writing While Deviant: Brian Kornell


The more secrets I wrote about, the fewer I wanted to keep. And the more secrets I made public through my writing, the more I gained. ...more

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Albums of Our Lives: The Mountain Goats’s The Sunset Tree


I knew if I could make it out of town, make it to college, I would survive. But I wasn't sure I would. ...more

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My first gynecologist tells me that my vagina is on the smaller side of the normal range. I use this as a justification for why, at eighteen, I still can’t get a tampon in more than a quarter of an inch past my hymen. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Cote Smith


Cote Smith talks about his debut novel, Hurt People, growing up in a prison town, using rejection as motivation, and brotherly love. ...more

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Are We All Our Own Vanishing


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

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The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show #12: January Gill O’Neil


In Episode 12 of The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, January Gill O'Neil chats about her new collection, Misery Islands, writing pop culture into poetry, and the Red Sox. ...more