Posts Tagged: Roxane Gay

What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Feminism

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We here at The Rumpus matriarchy are celebrating all of our feminist “mothers” this Mother’s Day!

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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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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Terese Mailhot

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Terese Mailhot discusses her debut memoir, Heart Berries, writing candidly about one’s personal life, and the good that can come from anger.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Black History

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Rumpus editors share for their favorite writing that speaks to black history, past and present.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Morgan Jerkins

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Morgan Jerkins discusses This Will Be My Undoing, getting her start on the Internet, and why her collection of linked personal essays isn’t just another Millennial read.

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Congratulations to the NBCC Finalists!

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We congratulate all of the NBCC finalists, and are especially pleased to have celebrated and featured the work of many of these writers on The Rumpus!

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Come for Me, Katie Roiphe

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Backlash isn’t new to our Internet culture, but with Twitter and hot takes it does come for us a little faster.

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What to Read When 2018 Is Just Around the Corner

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While we can’t promise that 2018 won’t find us facing more political upheaval, we can assure you that there will be great literature to offer moments of escape and inspiration.

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What to Read When: Rumpus Staff Favorites 2017

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The Rumpus editorial staff selects our favorite pieces from 2017!

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What to Read When: A Holiday Book-Gifting Guide

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Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family, from recent 2017 releases to longtime literary loves.

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Going Off-Script: A Conversation with Mandy Len Catron

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Mandy Len Catron discusses How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays, what makes for a thoughtful love story, and the politics of love.

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Notable NYC: 11/4–11/10

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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What to Read When You Want to Feel Thankful

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Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!

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What to Read When Everyone Is Talking about Rape

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A list of memoirs, fiction, poetry collections, and nonfiction that deal with rape culture and the many ways that is shapes our society and the women and men who live within it.

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Notable Twin Cities: 9/24–9/30

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Literary events and readings in and around the Twin Cities this week!

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What to Read When You’ve Made It More Than Halfway through 2017

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A list of Rumpus editors’ favorite reads from 2017 thus far—books that have kept us sane, challenged us to work harder and think bigger, and kept us dreaming and hopeful.

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Erasing the Girl: Why Don’t We Trust Women to Tell Their Stories of Disordered Eating?

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I didn’t want to criticize her, or demand explanations from her. I just wanted to hear her speak.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Iris Dunkle

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Iris Jamahl Dunkle on her new collection Interrupted Geographies, writing against the pastoral tradition, the power of persona poems, and the town of Pithole.

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The Myth of White Male Rage: Jared Yates Sexton’s The People Will Rise

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[I]n a book that argues we are divided and stuck in our own echo chambers, Sexton’s own divide goes unexamined, his own echo chamber unchallenged.

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Get Your Signed Copy of Roxane Gay’s Hunger Today!

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Through August 15, purchase a yearly Letters in the Mail subscription or a 6-month Rumpus Book Club subscription and we’ll send you your own signed, hardcover copy of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by bestselling author—and Rumpus Essays Editor Emeritus and Advisory Board member—Roxane Gay! Already have a subscription? Just extend or convert it to receive your signed copy of Hunger! […]

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Notable Los Angeles: 6/26–7/2

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Monday 6/26: Mel Goodman discusses and signs Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. ALOUD presents An Evening with Roxane Gay. She will be discussing her new book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, in conversation with journalist Ann Friedman. 7:30 p.m. at the Aratani Theatre. […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Samantha Irby

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Samantha Irby discusses her new essay collection, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, all that comes along with writing about your life, and reading great horror books.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Lisa Factora-Borchers

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Lisa Factora-Borchers talks about being a Catholic feminist, writing across genres, and pushing back against a singular narrative about New York.

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Notable Twin Cities: 6/11-6/17

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Monday 6/12: Dani Shapiro will present her new memoir, Hourglass. Magers & Quinn, 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 6/13: Check out the June Books & Bars! It’s a live performance and discussion centering around a monthly book, plus beer, and this month’s book is Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler. Indeed Brewing Company, 5:30 p.m., free. Wednesday 6/14: Kerri Miller of MPR News will interview Jacqueline Woodson about her latest novel, Another Brooklyn, an […]

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Notable NYC: 6/10–6/16

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Saturday 6/10: Katie Kitamura and others join AmpLit Fest. Pier i, West 70th Street, Noon, Free. Sunday 6/11: Hafizah Geter, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, Lara Mimosa Montes, Cathy Linh Che, Lucas De Lima, and Carly Joy Miller join the Dead Rabbits Reading Series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free. Matt DiPentima, Etan Nchin, Iris Cohen, and Jen DeGregorio […]

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Raising A Feminist Son

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I think about the birth of Mosley, and all of the dreams I already have for him at the ripe age of one. I know how I want him to see me—strong, smart, capable of anything and everything. This is how I want him to see all women, but me especially.

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What to Read When You Need More Anne Shirley in Your Life

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Today, the new series Anne with an E premieres on Netflix. Here’s a list of books for times when you need a strong female protagonist like Anne Shirley.

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