Posts Tagged: historical trauma



[T]erms like "white trash" and basura most accurately reveal those who are doing the defining. Consider what we throw away, and why. Look at what we throw away. Think about the reasons why. ...more

TORCH: Blood Trauma


But still: A pattern. The trauma had been diluted by time. But, it was still present, still discernible, in my blood. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview #80: Jon Raymond


Jon Raymond is one of Portland’s finest wordsmiths. His writing spans TV, film, short story, novel, art criticism, and a hefty array of magazine work. His new novel, Freebird, is the story of a Californian Jewish family entangled in clashing politics, unspoken histories, and personal dissolve.


The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Febos


Melissa Febos discusses her new book Abandon Me, choosing to be celibate for six months, letting go of our own mythologies, and the sexist reaction women receive when they write nonfiction. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Pain Scale Treaties


Perched on the shoulders of generational trauma sit these two theses: suffering begets cruelty begets suffering begets cruelty, and pain is empathy’s catalyst. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Jennifer Barber


Poet Jennifer Barber discusses loss, identity, historical trauma, and her newest collection, Works on Paper. ...more