Posts Tagged: pen name

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #140: Alicia Kopf

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“We need narrative patterns to understand reality.”

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The Rumpus Interview with Laura Albert

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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.

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The Generosity of Anonymity

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At n+1, Dayna Tortorici defends Elena Ferrante’s anonymity against yet another round of exposure, calling the unmaskers out for insensitivity and greed. Tortorici believes it’s all too easy to be distracted from the integrity of the book by the author’s bio and personality. She writes, “Ferrante’s absence keeps things open: ‘Remove that individual [the author] […]

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The Banksy of Twitter

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Bilston’s witty, accessible, surprising verse has been likened to Banksy’s street art—satirical inversions of the status quo. The near rhyme, straggling line and wry take on modern life have made him Twitter’s most celebrated new poet. Just who is Brian Bilston, the anointed “Poet Laureate” of Twitter? And why is he keeping his nom de plume?

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The Rumpus Interview with Susanne Paola Antonetta

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Poet and memoirist Susanne Paola Antonetta discusses literary bias, feminism, and the origin of her nom de plume.

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