Posts Tagged: Jeannine Hall Gailey

ENOUGH: I Am Never the Same Girl Again

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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary people that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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The Amazing Disappearing Woman Writer

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To refuse to disappear at mid-life—I am forty-two as of the writing of this essay—is perhaps the best rebellion a woman poet can make to the literary world and to the world at large.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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Caroline Smith writes about parenthood and television in the Saturday Essay. The wildly popular AMC drama Mad Men provides a thematic frame for Smith’s own foray into marriage and motherhood. She even teaches a college writing course on the television show, allowing her to analyze the “messiness” of Mad Men and real life. Then, Amy Uyematsu’s […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, Brandon Hicks compares a nostalgic past with a scary future in “When I Was A Kid… A Personal Essay.” Then, in the Saturday Essay, Josie Pickens tries to reconcile the real Bill Cosby with the one we’ve come to admire from The Cosby Show and Fat Albert. These classic programs tried to give Americans a vision […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, sacrifice is the key to artistic growth in Grant Snider’s “Creative Processor.” And in the Saturday Essay, Amanda Miska realizes she is making the object of her love into a “myth,” into “the version of the story that [she] wanted to believe.” Framed by the constant presence of social media, Miska analyzes the motivation behind […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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Cliches are something every writer has to deal with at some point. This weekend, Steve Edwards acknowledges the cliché and comes to something of a reckoning. Edwards declares: That’s how the heart works—it doesn’t give a shit about what it’s supposed to feel, it just feels. Using the context of a failed marriage, Edwards shows […]

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Plume, by Kathleen Flenniken

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Newly appointed Washington State Poet Laureate, Kathleen Flenniken, recently released a second book called Plume, part of the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series of University of Washington Press. I will admit, as a reviewer I was fascinated by the idea of the book before I even read it, because Flenniken, like me, studied science before poetry; […]

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