Posts Tagged: white men

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Leaving Deficit


Feathers are a gift and flexible protein. Mom put down tobacco and ran her fingers over its exposed parts. She told me the salmon run is coming and this bird would have wanted for nothing. ...more

On Writing For Old White Men


At the LA Times, Claire Vaye Watkins recounts her realization that she has been writing to appeal to the white male literary establishment:

I am trying to write something urgent, trying to be vulnerable and honest, trying to listen, trying to identify and articulate my innermost feelings, trying to make you feel them too, trying a kind of telepathy.