Writer Molly Antopol talks about what it’s like to craft a story collection over the course of ten years, the desire to never feel smarter than her characters, and the thin piece of glass that exists between her and Israel....more
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Patricia Lockwood, poet and author of the infamous “Rape Joke,” talks about her book Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s influence on her writing, and what fame means for poets in the age of social media....more
Is it possible to write a feminist critique of birth control?
Holly Grigg-Spall tries to do so in her new book Sweetening the Pill, but according to our editorial assistant Lauren O’Neal’s review in the New Inquiry, she doesn’t exactly succeed:
…the book presents birth control as a simple issue.
From immortal citrus-suckers to a portentous flock of seagulls, the surreal phenomena in Karen Russell’s stories break your heart but leave your suspension of disbelief completely intact....more
Constance Hale, who has been called “Marion the Librarian on a Harley, or E. B. White on acid,” talks verbs, literacy in the Digital Age, and why “it’s wrongheaded to think that the path to glory is only through standard English.”...more
Longtime Rumpus contributor Scott Hutchins discusses his debut novel, A Working Theory of Love, the Turing test, instant messaging chatbots, and whether technology is actually in danger of isolating and alienating people....more