Posts Tagged: violence

A Community of the People: Tommy Orange’s There There

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THERE THERE does not settle, it unsettles.

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The Violence of Women: Talking with Amber Tamblyn

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Amber Tamblyn discusses her new book, Any Man, cultural myths, obsessions, and crime.

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This Future Is Here: Talking with Tom McAllister

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Tom McAllister discusses his new novel, How to Be Safe, workshops, Twitter, dystopia, and narrative voice.

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Look at How the Bullets Have Missed

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I praise everyone I can still touch, their warmth a violent protest against the cold weapons of death.

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The Abattoir

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This is what my mother doesn’t want me to see: the death rattle in a forbidden room. This is what she doesn’t want me to know: how one life is sacrificed for another to live.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Justin Phillip Reed

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Justin Phillip Reed on his debut collection, Indecency, why he loves struggling with connotation, and the irresponsibility of American society.

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The Color of Discipline

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The violence inflicted by black parents onto their children was born out of both love and a deep, abiding fear for that child’s ability to survive the American caste system that devalues black life.

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By Accident and On Purpose: A Conversation with Leesa Cross-Smith

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Leesa Cross-Smith discusses her debut novel, Whiskey & Ribbons, what it takes to return to a story after a long time away, and how her faith influences her writing.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Kamilah Aisha Moon

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Kamilah Aisha Moon discusses her new collection, Starshine & Clay, the power of naming, and the connection between creation and trauma.

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Cowboy or Terrorist? Harney County and the Trump Presidency

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One person’s freedom to do anything they want can mean the absolute negation of another’s freedom.

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The Peep King’s Legacy: A Family Portrait

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The day after Hugh Hefner died, I received a text from my sister that our grandfather was starring alongside James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in HBO’s new series, The Deuce.

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The Rumpus Mini Interview #106: Louise Marburg

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The stories [in THE TRUTH ABOUT ME], like Marburg herself, are insightful, witty, to the point, and told with her wonderfully dry sense of humor.

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Lady Killers and Our Obsession with Murder: Talking with Tori Telfer

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Tori Telfer discusses her first book Lady Killers and the fragile “social saran wrap” that keeps us all from killing each other.

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A Deeply Human Act: Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

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What is so extraordinary about this collection is its lyricism, its humanity, and its urgency.

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