Posts Tagged: edwidge danticat

TORCH: Haiti, Crossing Borders of the Mind

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The ocean is deep, unfathomably so. And one can stay on the surface or keep on plumbing the depths.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Renee Simms

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Renee Simms discusses her debut collection, Meet Behind Mars, leaving law to become a writer, and writing through major life changes.

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What to Read When You’re Feeling like a Criminal

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Rumpus editors share their favorite fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books that deal with crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system.

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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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What to Read When You Want a Fresh Start

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In keeping with the spirit of the New Year holiday, we’ve put together a list of books that deal with new beginnings—and the unexpected twists and turns that come after.

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What to Read When You Want to Feel Thankful

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Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!

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The Rumpus Interview with Emily Raboteau

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Emily Raboteau discusses her essay, “Know Your Rights!” from the collection, The Fire This Time, what she loves about motherhood, and why it’s time for White America to get uncomfortable.

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #28: Linked Stories/Novels in Stories

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I recently finished revisions to a novel I’ve been working on for years and have embarked on writing a new novel, in stories, Hazel Conquers the World. I’ve always loved the form and these are some favorites and masterful examples of the very specific craft of making each story stand alone and in service to the […]

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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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The Rumpus Interview with Kathleen Spivack

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Poet Kathleen Spivack discusses releasing her debut novel Unspeakable Things at age seventy-seven.

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #15: Beautiful Renderings of Complex Locales

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In both fiction and non-fiction, I love a book that helps us unravel ourselves by illuminating place, a book that transports me from here to there. These six books will take you far… and deliver you.

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The Rumpus Interview with Megan Kruse

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Author Megan Kruse talks about her debut novel, Call Me Home, queer characters in rural places, sibling relationships, and how the music of Lucinda Williams inspires her.

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So Little Has Changed

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Following the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown, Edwidge Danticat reflects on the overwhelming occurrence of police brutality against people of color: Today, one might generously refer to such acts as micro-aggressions. That is, until they turn major, until they turn deadly. Until a man who is […]

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Notable New York, This Week 10/12-10/18

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MONDAY, October 12, 2009 – SUNDAY, October 18, 2009 This week in New York, The New Yorker Festival hits town. And yes, while the “Humor Revue,” “About Towns,” and “Kaffeeklatches” seem to have been sold out before they were on sale, there’re still some good readings and “Screen Gems”  available, and a slim, if precariously […]

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Three Writers Win MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants

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Amidst all the bad news afflicting writers these days, especially good writers (not Dan Brown), it’s refreshing to see that an organization of smart, cultured rich people has an uncanny tendency to acknowledge the hard work that good writers are actually doing. And to bestow heaps of money on them as a reward. From Jacket […]

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The New Yorker Festival Is On Its Way

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The New Yorker Festival is fast approaching, and tickets are on sale now. As always, the festival, which runs from October 16-18, promises to bring together the most interesting minds in literature and the arts including Jonathan Franzen, A.M. Homes, Gary Shteyngart, Tilda Swinton, Malcolm Gladwell and many others. Here are some events you don’t […]

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