Posts Tagged: Wendy C. Ortiz
Lambda Literary Festival kicks off a week-long series of events celebrating contemporary, diverse voices in SoCal! All of them are free and open to the public. We’ve included some highlights here, but for the full list go to their website.
Monday 3/6: Erika Lewis discusses and signs Game of Shadows....more
Wendy C. Ortiz wants to have a conversation with people and books. And she wants books to have conversations with books and people. Subscribe to Letters in the Mail before July 27 and join the conversation!
Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A Memoir (Future Tense Books, 2014), Hollywood Notebook (Writ Large Press, 2015), and the forthcoming Bruja (CCM, 2016)....more
And we entered the Valley of the Rogue.
And we slowed to a crawl.
The night’s envelope sealed us in.
After several hours, cars deep on the interstate,
we resigned ourselves: this first night
would be the gateway, the opening to a roguish place
where I would no longer have answers,
become unable to make plans, in other words:
the dog born March 30th who I will find 6 months from now
to know what it’s like to hurl myself down the mountain
for the wind to blow right through me...more
My daycamping-partner-in-crime was very excited about seeing Mark Ruffalo, and she really wanted to tell someone…but who is there to tell these things to when you’re conducting an illicit affair?
The fourth issue of Lunch Ticket is out and it features some of our Rumpus contributors! The featured essay is by contributor and former editor Seth Fischer. Here is a taste of his essay, “How To Make Your Family Proud”:
“My essays have cost me clients, and some day they may cost me more than that.
“Thank you. I love when people write “disturbing” in reference to my work. “Beautifully disturbing”? Even better.”
In the newest issue of Specter Magazine, Kameelah Rasheed interviews Rumpus contributor Wendy C. Ortiz! The two talk about her two forthcoming book releases, the courage to write personal stories, and the cross pollination of arts, among other topics....more
Ssshhhh. Do you hear that? It’s the sound of Rumpus weekend features.
Like Wendy C. Ortiz’s mini-interview with Paul. You know, Paul, from Captain Pete’s Bait & Tackle? Paul says things like, “It sounds stupid but I kind of fell into ‘one of the top five notorious biker gangs in the country’ — that’s the feds’ words, not mine.”
And like “The Stench,” Allison Amend’s short story about “forty-four tons of rotting bison meat.” An appetizer to get you started:
When he stood up, he was covered in the slimy mess.
Check out these tasty Rumpus morsels, posted over the weekend!
Wendy Ortiz interviews poet Louise Mathias about beauty, ecstasy, and eroticism…and “snakes and horses and sky and birds and hallucinogenic flowers, and stars, and the smell of creosote after rain, and…”
When journalist Maggie Downs lost a friend in a skydiving accident, many of her writer acquaintances filled her “voicemail…with interview requests instead of well wishes.” In her Sunday Rumpus essay “Spill,” Downs tries to figure out what role journalism has in times of tragedy:
Are these articles designed to tell us that humans suffer?