Posts Tagged: running

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #124: Anne Raeff

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“I guess that’s true when you write a novel, you end up taking out so much.”

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The Tongue Goes

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“In a nutshell,” he said, “they’re going to excise a dime-sized piece of your tongue and replace it with muscle and tendons from your left wrist.”

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: My Souls Are Out A-Wandering

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What is marriage but another form of colonization? A renaming? A power taken, a power taken away?

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The Rumpus Interview with Ben Tanzer

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

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The Rumpus Interview with Jon Day

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Jon Day discusses his memoir, Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier, the bicycle as a symbol of gentrification, and the city as “a technology for living.”

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The Trouble with Confidence

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“But what are the statistics? Aren’t you taking a similar risk just driving?” Wide-eyed, attentive, he leans forward slightly.

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Missing

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I long to learn from my darkest teachers, feel the stab of their spectacular rejection. Perhaps I feel most alive when I’m hurting.

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Frigid

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My first gynecologist tells me that my vagina is on the smaller side of the normal range. I use this as a justification for why, at eighteen, I still can’t get a tampon in more than a quarter of an inch past my hymen.

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My Body, My Machine

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I run so I can inhabit my own body. I run so that in moments like these, when my lack of power in this world becomes more violently apparent, I can feel the strength of my own body, enough to ignore provocations, enough to know alone that I could destroy both of those men if I wanted.

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