Posts Tagged: guilt

Voices on Addiction: Dead Eyes and Bob Barker Crocs


Broken people are drawn to other broken people. Comparing scars. Laying belly to belly. Two similar pieces of different puzzles. ...more

Voices on Addiction: Shame Is a Treble Hook


Shame is a treble hook that tells me that 1) I not only fail but am a failure, that 2) I not only damage people but I am damaged, and that 3) I not only lie but I am a lie. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with André Alexis


André Alexis discusses his latest book The Hidden Keys, puzzles, chance, divinity, and the Toronto literary community. ...more

This Week in Short Fiction



In a political climate in which undocumented immigrants are painted as criminals and rapists and half the country is crying for deportation, this week’s story reminds us that immigrants are fathers who love their daughters, who work hard and send money home to dying mothers, who will go to the ends of the Earth for their loved ones—they are normal Americans with normal hearts, just like the rest of us.


The Rumpus Interview with Anuk Arudpragasam


Anuk Arudpragasm discusses his debut novel The Story of a Brief Marriage, the bombing of civilians during the war in Sri Lanka, documenting war crimes, and powerful Tamil women. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Paula Whyman


Paula Whyman discusses her debut collection You May See a Stranger, discovering truth in fiction, and how memory interferes with good storytelling. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Garrard Conley


Garrard Conley, author of the new memoir Boy Erased, discusses growing up in the deep South, mothers, writing for change, and political delusions. ...more