Posts Tagged: rural

Endless Preparation: Apples and Women’s Work

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It makes sense to me that Johnny Appleseed, a man, would travel God's earth spreading his profligate seed. And then women are doomed to their lives trying to make that seed into something useful. ...more

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Zola Jesus’s Natural World

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About a year ago, I ended up returning to the land where I grew up and building a house here. ...more

Basura

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[T]erms like "white trash" and basura most accurately reveal those who are doing the defining. Consider what we throw away, and why. Look at what we throw away. Think about the reasons why. ...more

Voices on Addiction: The Honeybee

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She never stopped, a bee buzzing from flower to flower to flower, collecting all the sweetness she could. ...more

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Erika L. Sánchez

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Erika L. Sánchez discusses her new collection Lessons on Expulsion, pushing back against sexism and misogyny, being a troublemaker, and donkeys. ...more

The Election and the Ash Borer

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Does it matter what words a sign says when a symbol says so much more? A white X. A carved swastika. Things get torn down from less. ...more

What to Read When You Want to Understand Middle America

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A list of books about middle America that can, maybe, help us understand some of the stories we tell about ourselves about ourselves. ...more

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. ...more

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 14): “Some Grass Along a Ditch Bank”

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...being on the edge of the natural world is like being on the edge of time. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Amy Benson

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Our American obsession with the personal and individual has made us the tremendous resource consumers we are in the world. ...more