Posts Tagged: violence

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Kamilah Aisha Moon


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

Cowboy or Terrorist? Harney County and the Trump Presidency


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

The Peep King’s Legacy: A Family Portrait


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. ...more

The Rumpus Mini Interview #106: Louise Marburg


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. ...more

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


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

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. ...more

“Everywhere They Hurt Little Girls”: Female Revenge in Game of Thrones


In Westeros, revenge mostly operates within the feminine realm... ...more

Where You Put It on the Line: A Conversation with Mychal Denzel Smith


Mychal Denzel Smith discusses his debut nonfiction book Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, how the activist space has changed in recent years, and who he is writing for. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #81: Chanelle Benz


Chanelle Benz’s debut collection, The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, is filled with characters often facing a moral crossroads. The stories contain the unexpected, like a classic Western complete with local brothel as well as a gothic tale.


Breaking the Binaries: A Conversation with Lidia Yuknavitch


Lidia Yuknavitch discusses her new novel, Book of Joan, a reimagining of the Joan of Arc story set in a terrifying future where the heroine has emerged to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: My Souls Are Out A-Wandering


What is marriage but another form of colonization? A renaming? A power taken, a power taken away? ...more

The Rumpus Saturday Essay: The Savage Mind, Pt. 3


To deny violence is to do it. Our surprise at Sandy Hook and Cold Springs and Columbine is a form of violence in its own right. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Savage Mind, Pt. 2


There isn’t even a discussion. There aren’t any words. You just start swinging—the building is a fence, your cousins are a fence. The two of you are surrounded. There’s no escape for either of you. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Savage Mind, Pt. 1


The violence came in and we were not just in danger of being victims of it. We were in danger of being violent ourselves. ...more

The Evolution of a Trigger


Perhaps they are really saying: This will not happen to me. I will be prepared. And, in hoisting that hypothetical gun, they feel they are made safe from the appalling vulnerability of living. ...more

Interrogating the English Language with Safiya Sinclair


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. ...more