Posts Tagged: Joshua Mohr

Analyzing the Why: A Conversation with Jonathan Reiss

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Jonathan Reiss discusses his debut novel Getting Off, his transition from actor to writer, his own past drug use, and our country’s current opioid epidemic.

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Notable NYC: 3/11–3/17

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Saturday 3/11: Carolyn Hembree, Neil Shepard, and Terese Svoboda read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free. Chris Tysh and Cole Swensen join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 3/12: Joshua Mohr discusses his memoir Sirens with Charles Bock. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

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The Rumpus Interview with Joshua Mohr

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Joshua Mohr discusses his memoir Sirens, writing for his daughter, and why he values art that trusts its audience.

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Notable San Francisco: 3/1–3/7

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Wednesday 3/1: Journalist L.A. Kauffman, (The Nation, Mother Jones, The Baffler, etc.) reads from Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights. Poet Kendra Tanacea launches her debut collection, A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees, from Lost Horse Press. She will be joined by Tracey Knapp and Peter Kline. […]

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Notable Los Angeles: 1/16–1/22

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Monday 1/16: It’s MLK Day. Take some time today to read one of those fancy new books you bought. Tuesday 1/17: Gregg Hurwitz discusses and signs his new thriller The Nowhere Man. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood. David Lida discusses and signs One Life, in conversation with Alex Espinoza. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

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Notable San Francisco: 1/11–1/17

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Wednesday 1/11: Passages on the Lake (hosted by Paul Corman-Roberts) presents Daphne Gottlieb, Sonya Renee Taylor, Tracey Knapp, Derrick Carr, and Haldane King. Free, 7 p.m., The Terrace Room. Shanthi Sekaran (The Prayer Room) reads from her new novel, Lucky Boy. Free, 7:30 p.m., Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore. Thursday 1/12: Why There Are Words celebrates its […]

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Notable Portland: 1/5–1/11

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Thursday 1/5: The Slamlandia Open Mic and Slam returns for 2017 with a special reading from Kay Kassirer. Hot Lips Pizza Hawthorne, 6 p.m., $1 suggested donation. Author Diane Simmons shares from her research on a notorious bigamist who predated on women during late WWII in her book, The Courtship of Eva Eldridge. Another Read […]

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The Rumpus Interview with D. Foy

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D. Foy discusses his latest novel, Patricide, the evolution of “gutter opera,” his writing process, free will, and memes.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, in the Saturday Essay, Kathryn Buckley reminisces over the 1988 Bette Midler film Beaches, which portrays a friendship between two women whose friendship deepens over the years as they grow older. The similarities between Buckley and her on-screen doppleganger lead her to realizations about a valuable real-life friendship. Then, Joshua Mohr recounts a difficult story of addiction and […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Joshua Mohr and Janis Cooke Newman

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Authors Joshua Mohr and Janis Cooke Newman talk with one another about their new novels, All This Life and A Master Plan for Rescue, respectively.

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Long Way Home

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Joshua Mohr tackles time, addiction, and invisible dogs over at Lit Hub: I’d love to tell you what happened next with the Rattler, love to tell you some adventure I went on with him. But the truth is I can’t tell you anything else. One minute I was sitting at Vesuvio nursing a Fernet shot, […]

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No One Hears the Wars in Your Head. Except You.

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I worked the same way with alcohol and drugs, and my whiskey elves, my beasts, never disappointed. I mean, they didn’t always write the prettiest prose — cocaine isn’t known to instill poetry — but they usually unearthed interesting images and haunting motifs. It was completely sub/unconscious writing, with me having no idea what’d I’d […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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If your fingers aren’t too frozen to click, here’s the weekend Rumpus roundup. First, our film editor Anisse Gross reviewed Hilton Als’s new book White Girls: Each time I took it out of my bag, people glanced at me wide-eyed, as if merely the title White Girls was too much out-loud talk about race in public. Then Joshua […]

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Joshua Mohr on Recklessness

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Joshua Mohr, novelist and San Francisco resident, sits down with HTML Giant’s Weston Cutter to discuss craft, and his newest novel, Fight Song, in this brilliant interview: As artists, evolution is important. Learning and growing is important. I want to have the kind of career where I give myself permission to explore all kinds of aesthetics and […]

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A Stellar Episode of a Stellar Lit Podcast

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If you’re on the lookout for great podcasts about writing and writers (who isn’t?), you’ll want to stick Litquake’s LitCast in your earbuds. Their latest episode features novelist Joshua Mohr and Guggenheim fellow/Believer Book Award winner Sam Lipsyte, live at San Francisco’s Tosca Café (which, just so everyone knows, is actually a bar, not a café, and […]

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Fight Song

“Fight Song,” by Joshua Mohr

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Fight Song, Joshua Mohr’s fourth novel, is a suburban picaresque about a character cursed with a name that highlights his own mediocrity and the futility of his efforts: Bob Coffen. In line with the schlubby antiheroes of Sam Lipstye and Gary Shteyngart’s novels, Bob is set in his ways; he is self-loathing but also unable […]

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Scout’s Honor!

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Joshua Mohr has released a book trailer for his forthcoming novel, Fight Song. (It was filmed here at The Rumpus offices!) You can read the Rumpus interview between Mohr and Michelle Haimoff, and mark your calendars for his novel-based performance at City Lights Bookstore on February 21. Watch the trailer after the jump:

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Joshua Mohr Reads From Damascus

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At KQED’s The Writers’ Block, Rumpus contributor Joshua Mohr reads a passage from his new novel Damascus. The passage comes from the book’s second chapter and focuses on a man named Owen whose below-the-nose birthmark resembles a Hitler mustache. In case you missed it, here’s the Rumpus review of Damascus, and our interview with Mohr.

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