Posts Tagged: Orphans

The Woman Behind the Curtain Pulling the Levers: Talking with Zinzi Clemmons


Zinzi Clemmons on What We Lose, representations of blackness, and life's influences on writing. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Ben Tanzer


Ben Tanzer discusses his new essay collection Be Cool, why running is so important to him, and not being precious about his work. ...more

Daddy Wasn’t There


Anyone who made it through high school English can probably recall reading a story or two about young protagonists finding themselves in the absence of parental guidance. From whence does this orphan trope come? And why?

Is this what all of us innately fear—the state of being in charge of our destinies, the only ones responsible for our own actions and decisions?