Posts Tagged: Elisa Gabbert

This Future Is Here: Talking with Tom McAllister

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Tom McAllister discusses his new novel, How to Be Safe, workshops, Twitter, dystopia, and narrative voice.

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21st Century Magical Realist

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Beyond the obvious fact of when it was written or published, what does it mean for literature to be contemporary? Is a work’s relevance determined by market trends and cultural currents? In her monthly advice column for Electric Literature, Elisa Gabbert allays a writer’s temporally induced anxieties: Magical realism “has been done,” yes, but so […]

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Advice for Writers Anxious of Rejection

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I know of no level of success where writers stop getting rejected (and stop at least occasionally feeling bummed about it). People generally make more noise about publications than rejections, the same way people mostly share pictures of happy moments on Facebook, making their sad moments invisible. Rejection stings. Writing is hard. How do writers […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Elisa Gabbert

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Author Elisa Gabbert talks about her books, The Self Unstable and The French Exit, diversity, publishing, whiteness, and writing in the Internet Age.

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Dear White Men, Publish Responsibly

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For Electric Literature, Adalena Kavanagh has a conversation with poet Elisa Gabbert on Google Chat about how to advise white male writers to publish ethically. Their conversation also explores topics related to power structures in the publishing industry, and the implications of white authors writing from the perspective of a different race: There is a long tradition of male […]

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Unbearable Whiteness

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Elisa Gabbert asks the hard questions for Electric Literature: When the VIDA counts come out and multiple publications are shown to publish far more men than women (with the numbers for POC writers looking even worse), editors make excuses about their submission pools – they get far more submissions and pitches from men than women. Then people […]

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National Poetry Month Day 11: “The History of Asterisks” by Elisa Gabbert and Kathleen Rooney

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The History of Asterisks It is midnight under the sky’s dome ceiling. The moon speaks, saying nothing of consequence. John Wayne is from Iowa, so we hitchhiked West and I realized I never really loved you. Your skepticism of scientific indices of happiness is probably gendered or otherwise distorted. According to Keynesian economics, demand is […]

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Got Plans Tonight?

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You do now. Join occasional Rumpus contributors Elisa Gabbert and Sommer Browning as they live-tweet “The Shining,” tonight at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, 6:00 p.m. Pacific. Why don’t I include the other time zones? Because we do the conversion automatically. Follow the hashtag #redrum or follow Elisa and Sommer (I do!) at their respective Twitter handles […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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I’m always interested in the different ways poets are exploring to get poems out to the reading public. Cellpoems calls itself “a txt-msg poetry journal,” though thankfully none of the poems I’ve looked at thus far have been written in text-speak. Sina Queyras asks “what is the wilderness and what is it doing in poetry? […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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It’s Saturday night and it’s poetry time. Who else is excited? I always figured the Irish got excited about poetry. Roddy Doyle says otherwise. I’m late to the game in discovering the Poetry Foundation’s podcasts, but I’m having some fun listening to them. I liked Ron Silliman’s discussion of writing a poem with an eraser, […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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A tale of a poetry reading, or maybe the word “cock” is inherently funny. Annie Finch tells you everything you need to know about the sonnet. Who was in Best American Poetry 2009? The answer probably won’t surprise you. W. S. DiPiero in Threepenny Review: “Certain art gets fresh with us. It stings with what […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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The Irish Times reports on Seamus Heaney’s Irish Human Rights Commission lecture, in which he argues that the work of writers has been crucial in keeping alive the spirit of freedom. I’m looking forward to seeing a transcript of this speech, because I’d like to see how far he pushes the comparison. Kenneth Goldsmith links […]

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