Posts Tagged: St. Louis

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Great Elk


For a moment, seeing the small figures walking before the elk makes me think that white people know the Great Elk too. ...more

Letters to Laura from a McDonald’s in Brooklyn


Tonight my loneliness is infinite and I could eat dinner or dance with my limbs wild because there is no gravity keeping me grounded. ...more

He Doth Protest Too Much


I’ve begun to question my place in society, my place in a country that wants me to remain silent. Mostly, I question my choice to remain silent. ...more

Ferguson: A Rumpus Roundup


Early in August, unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in Ferguson Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.

While protests broke out in the weeks following Brown’s death, Wilson remained free, awaiting a grand jury indictment.