Posts Tagged: memoir

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #128: Dunya Mikhail


"All art is somehow a kind of witness, whether to beauty or to anything else." ...more

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


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

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #126: Christopher Zeischegg


"Being thrust into forced ritualistic closeness does break the ice, but doesn’t guarantee closeness." ...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Terese Mailhot


Terese Mailhot discusses her debut memoir, Heart Berries, writing candidly about one's personal life, and the good that can come from anger. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #123: Erica Garza


"[T]here was something really empowering about being honest and open about this part of myself. Somehow, writing helped lessen the shame." ...more

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Morgan Jerkins


Morgan Jerkins discusses This Will Be My Undoing, getting her start on the Internet, and why her collection of linked personal essays isn’t just another Millennial read. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #120: Jeannie Vanasco


"If you’ve ever seen a video by somebody running and filming at the same time, that’s what the world looked like: shaky, fast, in and out of focus." ...more

The Narrator-Guide: A Conversation with Sharon Harrigan


Sharon Harrigan discusses her memoir, Playing with Dynamite, writing through the gaps in memory, and how the book has changed real-life relationships. ...more

Setting aside Time for Magic: Talking with Myriam Gurba


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

Disease Cloaked in Ambition: Gorilla and the Bird by Zack McDermott

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Gorilla and the Bird is an important resource for anyone impacted by the scope of bipolar disorder, as well as those who want to learn more about it. ...more

The Miracle Bowl


Praise the family that tethers me. Praise the well-used kitchen utensils and scoured mixing bowls and butter knives, thick slabs of jelly on the bread. ...more

Going Off-Script: A Conversation with Mandy Len Catron


Mandy Len Catron discusses How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays, what makes for a thoughtful love story, and the politics of love. ...more

Breaking Through: Gayle Brandeis Discusses The Art of Misdiagnosis


Gayle Brandeis discusses her memoir, The Art of Misdiagnosis, out today from Beacon Press. ...more