Posts Tagged: earthquakes

The Miracle Bowl

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Praise the family that tethers me. Praise the well-used kitchen utensils and scoured mixing bowls and butter knives, thick slabs of jelly on the bread. ...more

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Iris Dunkle

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Iris Jamahl Dunkle on her new collection Interrupted Geographies, writing against the pastoral tradition, the power of persona poems, and the town of Pithole. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Losing at Memory

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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

How Gone Is My Valley?

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It does us all a disservice to separate the Valley’s current industrial action from that of its natural environment, human history and broader political context. ...more

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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If you haven’t already, take a little gander at our posts from this weekend!

“How’s your day been?” and other things women have said to Calenture in Australian brothels. Like “Do you mind if I drink from your glass?” and “Don’t get it in my hair or I’ll kill you.”

Steven Church delves into that peculiar way people in California both desire and dread earthquakes.

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Tracking Quakes

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I’d lived in California for over six years and still hadn’t experienced a quintessential California quake, still hadn’t come close to what Schopenhauer might call the “dynamic sublime,” the encounter with something powerful enough to destroy you. ...more