Posts Tagged: LGBTQ

Splintered Doors

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This journey is ongoing. But I know this: my daughter will never have to break down a door.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #135: Patrick Nathan

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“I wanted to make these characters much more complex than the individual boxes we normally see.”

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Dead Name

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In the Parenting Transgender Children support groups I belong to on Facebook, we refer to our previous-gendered child’s birth name as Dead Name.

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The Outsider: A Conversation with Michelle Tea

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Michelle Tea discusses her forthcoming collection, Against Memoir, out tomorrow from Amethyst Editions/The Feminist Press.

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These Places Surround Me: Talking with Quintan Ana Wikswo

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Quintan Ana Wikswo discusses her novel, A Long Curving Scar Where the Heart Should Be, delving into the facets of trauma, and her creative processes.

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Faith and Identity: Fireworks in the Graveyard by Joy Ladin

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To “ameliorate” the desire for death or the sense of self-annihilation, Ladin finds in religion a way of reconciliation, not only within herself, but also with her community and society at large.

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Taking Back Control: A Conversation with Joseph Osmundson

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Joseph Osmundson discusses his memoir, Inside/Out, intimacy, trauma, and the sometimes violence of desire.

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Breaking the Rules: A Conversation with Amy B. Scher

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Amy B. Scher discusses her memoir, This Is How I Save My Life, what to do when all available treatments have failed, Trump’s presidency, and the power to heal.

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Rumpus Exclusive: Para las duras/For the Hard Ones

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Preview Myriam Gurba’s forward to this forthcoming Sapphic Classics reprint, and an original poem from the collection by tatiana de la tierra!

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Change Is Necessary: A Conversation with Kristen Arnett

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Kristen Arnett discusses her debut collection, Felt in the Jaw, how place informs writing, and deciding to hold her book release party at a local 7-Eleven.

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Moments of Truth and Beauty: A Conversation with David Rocklin

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David Rocklin discusses The Night Language, the larger landscape of appropriation and empathy, immigration and power structures, and intimacy and representation.

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It’s All about Positionality: Talking with Kayleb Rae Candrilli

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Kayleb Rae Candrilli discusses their debut collection, What Runs Over, reclaiming memory through poetry, and the political act of being happy.

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Songs of Our Lives: Jim Carroll’s “People Who Died”

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All around me were strangers. All around me were friends. A dark glittering sea of fists. What a terrible, wonderful thing, to be welcomed into this fellowship at last.

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Sylvia Plath and Reclaiming the Gaze

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Perhaps as women we are always trying to record the gaze. Marginalized people are often asked to validate our distrust, trepidation, and fear.

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A Spirit Born into a Human Body: Talking with Akwaeke Emezi

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Akwaeke Emezi discusses her debut novel, Freshwater, her public and private identities, and deciding when to translate culture for readers.

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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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Which Flame Is Mine?: A Conversation with Rajiv Mohabir

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Rajiv Mohabir discusses his second collection, The Cowherd’s Son, his work as a translator, and resisting erasure in a racist America.

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So Much Love of Death: A Crown of Violets by Renée Vivien

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Translation always sacrifices something, and Pious, in her translations, has been consistent about the choice to cleave to some formal principles and lean away from others.

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Moving Toward Answers: A Conversation with Stephen Mills

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Poet Stephen Mills discusses his first two collections, He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices and A History of the Unmarried, teaching writing, and what’s next.

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Setting aside Time for Magic: Talking with Myriam Gurba

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Myriam Gurba discusses her new memoir, MEAN, her writing process, and why she has hope for patriarchy’s dissolution.

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Unbound

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It’s always been ground glass, scraping against my insides. I imagine a light held to the place where I open would illuminate a mess of torn flesh, throbbing red-wet.

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Rumpus Exclusive: Three Excerpts from AFTERWORDS

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Three exclusive excerpts from …AFTERWORDS, a new series of distinctive commentaries on great works of contemporary literature from our friends at Fiction Advocate!

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