Posts Tagged: poetry

Moments within Days within Seasons: Talking with Alicia Mountain

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Alicia Mountain discusses her debut collection, High Ground Coward, the surveillance state, and queer representation in the poetry world. 

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The Life of the Mind: A Conversation with Elizabeth Scanlon

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Elizabeth Scanlon discusses her debut full-length collection, Lonesome Gnosis, brains and trains, and poetry as prayer.

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What Is Vibrant and Hidden: A Conversation with Jenny Boully

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Jenny Boully discusses her new book, Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life, construction of voice, occupying liminal spaces, and editing with sincerity.

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The Rumpus Mini-interview Project #137: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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“Admitting a love or joy, or yes, wonder for the natural world is, especially as a woman of color, one of the most vulnerable things we can do.”

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Justin Phillip Reed

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Justin Phillip Reed on his debut collection, Indecency, why he loves struggling with connotation, and the irresponsibility of American society.

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A Book with Wings: Bird Book by Sidney Wade

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There is an acceptance of the strangeness of things in these poems, even a generosity big enough to invite the oracle in for dinner.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #136: Shy Watson

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“I do think when I write it’s kind of therapy or having to tell someone everything or maybe writing it gets it out of my head?”

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Broder

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Melissa Broder discusses her debut novel, The Pisces (Hogarth, May 2018), the importance of love between women, and mermaid sex.

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The Depths We Don’t Have Words For: Sally Bliumis-Dunn’s Echolocation

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[R]eading these poems feels like looking down into deep water, being able to see only so far and no farther.

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Like Juggling Knives: Talking with Rumaan Alam

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Rumaan Alam discusses his new novel, That Kind of Mother, the limits of the employer-employee relationship, and the grossness of heterosexual sex.

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Both Insider and Outsider: Victoria Chang’s Barbie Chang

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Barbie Chang is an intelligent, lively portrayal of the pressures on contemporary women (especially mothers), and a breathlessly entertaining read.

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Faith and Identity: Fireworks in the Graveyard by Joy Ladin

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To “ameliorate” the desire for death or the sense of self-annihilation, Ladin finds in religion a way of reconciliation, not only within herself, but also with her community and society at large.

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Woven from Dreams: A Conversation with Kiki Petrosino

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Kiki Petrosino discusses her newest collection, Witch Wife, the career she’d have in an alternate universe, and the relationship between reading and writing.

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