Posts Tagged: thomas jefferson

The Thread: Ways of Being Seen

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Can you see it now? Is the image different in your mind yet? A thing you can’t unsee.

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I, Me, We, and the GOP

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It’s not coincidental, I think, that most of the secular and sacred saints we venerate now went charging against the grain of the Municipal We.

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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.

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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.

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Interrogating the English Language with Safiya Sinclair

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To be forced to speak in the language of the colonist, the language of the oppressor, while also carrying within us the storm of Jamaican patois, we live under a constant hurricane of our doubleness.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 8): “Song of the Gourd”

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“Song of the Gourd” is like an eye roll at this sort of gusto about leaving the Southland.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Primal Talk

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One of the thrills of being a writer is becoming aware of the wildness that percolates inside of you. If you’ve learned to listen, you’re able to hear it.

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The Rumpus Interview with Damien Ober

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Damien Ober discusses the Declaration of Independence, Internet viruses in the eighteenth century, and his new novel Doctor Benjamin Franklin’s Dream America.

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Memory, Reason and Imagination

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Books once belonging to Thomas Jefferson, our most bibliophilic president, have turned up at Washington University in St. Louis. The books were part of Jefferson’s retirement library, so-called because he started the collection after donating 6,700 books to the Library of Congress in 1815. By the time of his death in 1826, Jefferson had already […]

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