They discuss how they make and sustain amazing and inspiring literary friendships amid the chaos of writing, day-to-day life, and everything else in between....more
Posts Tagged: Lidia Yuknavitch
Both Yuknavitch and Scarboro, whose books echo each other in interesting ways, were willing to talk with me about this question of what to do with memoir, and much more....more
Lidia Yuknavitch’s Dora: A Headcase is an uncomfortable, edgy, affecting novel. The Chronology of Water had the same charge: take challenging subject matter and build a narrative akin to unpacking tension-wracked nesting dolls, cumulative sadness and worry with each new section....more
Need to catch up on Rumpus features from this weekend? We’ve got you covered.
“I evaded capture and the result became six month’s worth of daily mail: false reports, found objects, collages, poetic rants and obscenity-laden letters that I mailed to our apartment, ephemera that I’m still mining for inspiration.” Michael Berger on making art while on the clock at work....more
Lidia Yuknavitch talks with her former Chiasmus author, Kat Meads, about her new novel, For You, Madam Lenin, plots a publishing revolution, and asks, “Is feminism dead or just in dire need of a blow job?”...more
“I lose faith daily. Still. I don’t ever have “writer’s block” (I’m not ever sure I believe in it), but I do let writing go all the time. I now understand that’s just part of my personal process, and I embrace it....more
In a bar, with friends, listening to a man I’ve admired for years saying this: “Enough with the sob stories, ladies. We get it. If I hear one more story about some fucked up sad violent shit that happened to you, I’m going to walk....more
Genevieve Hudson talks with Lidia Yuknavitch about her new book, Dora: A Headcase, the body as the first novel, and violence in female characters....more
Last weekend I rode the subway towards two indulgent firsts: I spent half of my latest paycheck in a swanky, mirror-lined restaurant with a coat check, and then I walked across the street and spent the other half on a vibrator....more
Lidia Yuknavtich (a Rumpus Book Club author) conversed with Gina Frangello (also a Rumpus contributor) about Men Undressed: Women Writers and the Male Sexual Experience, an anthology premised on women writing sex from the perspective of male characters....more
So this guy I know, a guy I like, whose brain has not atrophied or anything, says to me the other night, “Books have lost their social relevance; they have been entirely subsumed by economy, and their material form is fast approaching its own demise.”...more
It’s kinda moved.
Where I write.
Probably because my understanding of home for the longest time was nomadic–movement and the body....more
The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch opens with a sad, heart-wrenching story of a stillborn baby....more