Posts Tagged: sobriety

The Rumpus Interview with Joshua Mohr

By

Joshua Mohr discusses his memoir Sirens, writing for his daughter, and why he values art that trusts its audience. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Melissa Febos

By

Melissa Febos discusses Abandon Me, confessional writing, Billie Holiday, reenacting trauma, cataloguing narratives, and searching for identity. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Daddy Issues

By

What I’m saying is I was a fucking wreck and it’s not my dad’s fault. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Mila Jaroniec

By

Mila Jaroniec talks about her debut novel Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover,” writing autofiction, the surprising similarity between selling sex toys and selling books, and the impact of having a baby on editing. ...more

Voices on Addiction: A Bad Night

By

Trying to protect him from himself is like trying to protect atmosphere from weather. ...more

The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #14: Altered States?

By

In my last column, the Muse inspired me to write about dreams. And since then, I’ve been thinking about other types of altered consciousness. As a guy who often hangs out with Catholic monks, and who practices “Will Rogers spirituality”—that is, I’ve never met a religion I didn’t like—I take an interest in miracles and myths of all sorts, and the season of Christmas, Chanukah, and the winter solstice (the pagan Yule), which all speak of the miraculous arrival of light in darkness, is a good time to reflect on such matters.

...more

Voices on Addiction: The Only Thing That Has to Change Is Everything

By

The word rehab is short for rehabilitate, which means to restore to a former capacity. Like houses, I remember thinking. Demo the kitchen. Tear down the walls. ...more

The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #11: Politics, Madness, and Sanity

By

My family was always political, but I have a love/hate relationship with politics.

Today, I can feel the country swinging towards madness. And make no mistake, a country can go mad. It is familiar territory, exciting and threatening, seductive and fearful.

...more

Missing

By

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

Voices on Addiction: Baby’s Home

By

I got to thinking about home. What the fuck is home anyway? ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Rob Roberge

By

Rob Roberge talks about his new memoir, Liar, the differences between writing fiction and writing memoir, and why every narrator is an unreliable narrator. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Sarah Hepola

By

Editor and writer Sarah Hepola talks about her new memoir Blackout, how gender affects alcoholism, writing about female friendships, and the writers who've influenced her. ...more