Posts Tagged: PTSD

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Fairy Tales, Trauma, Writing into Dissociation


Our bodies are incredible and intelligent things. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Elizabeth Kadetsky


Elizabeth Kadetsky talks about her new novella On the Island at the Center of the Center of the World, writing about trauma and external forces, and coming to fiction from journalism. ...more

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Ursa Major


Last month a bear ripped into my tent, clenched his teeth onto my upper left arm, just below my shoulder, and would not let go. ...more


Fresh Comics #7: Giving Up The Ghost


If you’ve never heard of Whit Taylor, then now is the perfect time to discover her. Ghost (2015) is her understated masterpiece, self-published just months ago. As I began reading the book, I thought I was in for a nice little story about a young woman who wanted to meet her idols—Charles Darwin, Joseph Campbell et.


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The Rumpus Interview with Colin D. Halloran


Writer and former US Army infantryman Colin D. Halloran on his new collection, Icarian Flux, how he used experimental narrative to explore his life with PTSD, and why he doesn't want to be known only as a "war poet." ...more


The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Patrick O’Neil


Patrick O'Neil talks about his debut memoir Gun Needle Spoon, being big in France, the drug/recovery genre, and writing through trauma. ...more

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The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show #8: Beth Bachmann


In Episode 8 of The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, poet Beth Bachmann chats about her new collection, Do Not Rise, Dolly Parton, and the demands of lyric poetry. ...more




I visit him on Tuesday nights at the only time they’ll let me see him. I show the receptionist my driver’s license, confirm my social security number and home address, and sign my name on a dotted line.


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That’s Life


I want to write the world off as brutish and cruel, to go all Gordon Gecko, or maybe Don Draper, to stop worrying about the people around me and start looking out for number one, maybe learn Parkour, or at the very least learn to throw a punch ...more