Posts Tagged: jordan

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Shara Lessley

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Shara Lessley discusses her new collection, The Explosive Expert’s Wife, the task of humanizing those we might dismiss as monsters, and writing toward hope.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The Guardian looks at how an Australian feminist bookstore took on MRA trolls. Two Dollar Radio, a Columbus-based independent publisher, plans to open a bookstore. A community bookstore in Amman, Jordan that charged a pay-what-you-can fee for books nearly went bankrupt, but was saved by crowdfunding from around the world.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A Jordanian bookseller opened a 24-hour “Emergency Room for the Mind” that offers life-affirming literature. One Seattle-area bookstore thinks to the key to success is more competition and is seeking out a neighboring bookstore to open nearby. Bucharest, Romania is getting two new bookstores.

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A “Then and Now” for UK Punk

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The Guardian compiled a sort of “where are they now?” piece for some of the UK’s iconic punks, including Steve Ignorant of Crass, Terry Chimes of The Clash, and Jordan, the fashion icon and star of Derek Jarman’s film Jubilee. Each has found a place, and a sense of peace—a welcome difference to the narrative that often […]

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