Posts Tagged: mothers and daughters

Rumpus Original Fiction: The Whole World Is Desert

By

This is what I want him to think of me. The girl poised to surf a wave under the heaviness of the full moon, the ocean around her radiant with light. ...more

Reinventing Motherhood and Re-Dreaming Reality: Talking with Ariel Gore

By

Ariel Gore discusses her new novel We Were Witches, why capitalism and the banking system are the real enemies, and finding the limits between memoir and fiction. ...more

Rumpus Original Fiction: Emergency Lifeboats: 24 (12 on Each Side)

By

“What’s a six-letter word for ignoring truth,” she might say, without looking up from the puzzle. ...more

Visitations: Gwendolyn Brooks at One Hundred

By

A visitation is how I describe the past weeks walking with Gwendolyn Books. It is like she is just around every corner. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #100: Jennifer Colville

By

From the tender age of eight, Jennifer Colville has known herself to be a visual artist. ...more

The Butt Song

By

Last night as my husband got ready to go out [my daughter] grabbed his coat and said, “Call 1-900-Mix-A-Lot and kick those nasty thoughts.” ...more

Death, Memory, and Other Superpowers

By

There was no cedar chest filled with tissue-wrapped rattles, handprint art projects, and bronzed baby shoes. Our parents never spoke of our missing sister. ...more

Voices on Addiction: The Honeybee

By

She never stopped, a bee buzzing from flower to flower to flower, collecting all the sweetness she could. ...more

As Long as What Is Said Is Understood: Talking with Lesley Nneka Arimah

By

Lesley Nneka Arimah discusses her debut collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky, mother-daughter relationships, and the pleasures of genre fiction. ...more

An Experience and a Life and a Family: Talking with Scaachi Koul

By

Scaachi Koul on her debut essay collection One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, learning to be patient with her own narrative, and three rules for book tours. ...more

The Gate of Permission: A Conversation with Victoria Redel

By

Victoria Redel discusses her newest novel, Before Everything, living through and beyond grief, and why she loves secrets. ...more

Rumpus Original Fiction: Grace

By

After the anger came a deep, resigned sadness, as if her cruise were canceled at the last minute. She’s stuck on the shore of her life, watching everyone she loves sail into the distance. ...more

Reclaiming the Language of Pop Culture: Reversible by Marisa Crawford

Reviewed By

Marisa Crawford’s Reversible is an evocative collection, showcasing the ways in which pop culture saturates us with meaning, and how it teaches us to become. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Diggins

By

I was told that I was “a good digger” if I was behaving as a young child, working hard, and not talking back. Like nursery rhymes, the rhythm of racism cannot be forgotten. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Cost of Intimacy

By

Chasing intimacy can feel cheap—and yet intimacy we pay for can be meaningful. I find traditional therapy as awkward as sex, exposing my emotional self like I expose my body. ...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Gabrielle Bell

By

Gabrielle Bell discusses her forthcoming graphic memoir, Everything Is Flammable, what it was like to mine her own life for subject matter, and how anxiety affects her work. ...more

TORCH: Blood Trauma

By

But still: A pattern. The trauma had been diluted by time. But, it was still present, still discernible, in my blood. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: My Souls Are Out A-Wandering

By

What is marriage but another form of colonization? A renaming? A power taken, a power taken away? ...more

Mothers of My Diaspora

By

It paralyzes me to think about the sacrifices my family made before I was in my mother’s womb. When they came here they knew they would lose a part of their language, their memories, their sanctity of self. ...more

The Evolution of a Trigger

By

Perhaps they are really saying: This will not happen to me. I will be prepared. And, in hoisting that hypothetical gun, they feel they are made safe from the appalling vulnerability of living. ...more

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Rosalie Moffett

By

Rosalie Moffett discusses her new collection June in Eden, writing humor in poetry, using contemporary references, and trying to understand the world. ...more

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tara Betts

By

Tara Betts discusses her newest collection, Break the Habit, the burden placed on black women artists to be both artist and activist, and why writing is rooted in identity. ...more

Womanly Arts

By

This is the hearth. This is the knot. This is home. The woman bent over a sewing machine, the steady hum of the motor, the needle rising and sinking. ...more

This Week in Books: The Light on the Wall

By

Welcome to This Week in Books, where we highlight books just released by small and independent presses. Books have always been a symbol for and means of spreading knowledge and wisdom, and they are an important part of our toolkit in fighting for social justice.

...more

Rumpus Original Fiction: Salt

By

A flash-fire covered the horizon all around and behind her, and my mother glowed genuine blue. I saw her skeleton, or maybe her white-hot soul. Something flew up and around our heads. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Laura Albert

By

Laura Albert discusses her alter ego JT LeRoy, Jeff Feuerzeig's documentary Author: The JT LeRoy Story, her complicated relationship with her mother, and life as a hustler. ...more