Posts Tagged: Laura Bogart

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Jen Pastiloff

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I am good at making people feel safe.

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Sunday Links

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This week’s Sunday Rumpus essay by Jean Kim got me thinking about the kind of retrospective realizations that make us wish we could go back in time and do something differently, or at least apologize for our inability to do so.  What synchronicity then to run across “Self Portrait in Apologies” by Sarah Einstein. Sarah […]

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Carrie and the “Strong Female Character”

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“The “strong female character” who comes closest to equaling Carrie’s volume of carnage is arguably the Bride. But before she turns the House of Blue Leaves into a crimson slip-and-slide, she is battered in flashback after flashback…Before she gets to knife her enemies in the heart or claim their severed limbs, she must lose her […]

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Self-Love at Size 24

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I remember meeting with my thesis advisor in my final week of college. I was the thinnest I’d ever been, a size 12. Starvation shrank my stomach into a fist. I felt dizzy, but I felt light, and that was all that mattered. Still, I was quietly devastated when, instead of complimenting my research and […]

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Next Letter in the Mail: Laura Bogart

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Gird your loins: the next Letter in the Mail, going out Monday, July 15, is from Laura Bogart! If you’d like to receive her letter, subscribe by noon PT tomorrow. Laura is the recipient of the 2009 Grace Paley Fellowship for Fiction from The Juniper Institute at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the 2011 SLS Literary Fellowship. Her writing […]

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