Posts Tagged: Wisconsin

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Zola Jesus’s Natural World

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About a year ago, I ended up returning to the land where I grew up and building a house here.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Nikki Wallschlaeger

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Nikki Wallschlaeger discusses her new collection Crawlspace, why she chose to work with the sonnet form, and how segregation in American never ended.

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The Rumpus Interview With Danielle Trussoni

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Danielle Trussoni discusses her new memoir, The Fortress, black magic, the cult of marriage, and the dark side of storytelling.

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United We Stand

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No one knows exactly what the next four years will bring. But we are always stronger when we protest together.

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The Rumpus Interview with Brian Booker

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Brian Booker discusses his debut collection Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, giving characters strange and unusual names, and sleeping sickness.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: April, 1968

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Used to see lots of psychedelic princes and princesses on Haight Street. Not many these days. But here were hundreds of the turned on and tuned in, dressed like birds and peacocks in heat.

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The Rumpus Interview with Connie Wanek

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Connie Wanek discusses her latest book, Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems, the challenge of looking back at older poems, and what prioritizing writing looks like.

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Lorrie Moore on Wisconsin and Steven Avery

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Lorrie Moore writes an extensive ode to her weird home state of Wisconsin, and its newest national sensation, the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer. The well-acclaimed Wisconsin author’s viewpoint on the series and its setting is interesting, to say the least, and well-deserving of its patented Lorrie Moore Exclamation Points.

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The Rumpus Interview with Debra Monroe

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Debra Monroe talks about her new memoir, My Unsentimental Education, the future of the genre, and how the Internet has changed what it means to be human.

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“We Are Wisconsin”

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We Are Wisconsin—The Wisconsin uprising in the words of the activists, writers, and everyday Wisconsinites who made it happen is a 300-page compilation of writings—from articles to tweets—that sprung from the Madison protest. This piece explores the impetus to archive and the questions raised in the book. “We Are Wisconsin provides an accessible entry point […]

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Here’s How You Answer an FOIA Request

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At least, this is how you answer it if you’re a university. Here’s some brief backstory–Wisconsin Republicans want the emails of a University of Wisconsin professor because he wrote a blog post critical of Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union bill. Here’s how the university responded, according to Talking Points Memo. “We are excluding records involving students […]

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The Latest from Wisconsin

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If you scan the front pages of major news websites this morning, you might not know that anything happened in Wisconsin last night. The MSNBC website has a small piece low on the right column titled “Wis. Senate OKs anti-union bill with no Dems present.” At the NY Times, you have to scroll down to […]

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Wisconsin Roundup

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It’s been interesting watching the conventional wisdom turn on this story. It’s been a rare feeling for me lately–union member, progressive, educator–to see the public come around to my way of thinking on a subject. The euphoria of early 2009 has more than faded, trust me. So I’m really happy to read that Wisconsin Governor […]

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Organized Labor Today

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These poll results are a couple of days old, but given the trend over the last two weeks, I think it’s fair to suggest they’re still accurate. Majorities favor collective bargaining rights, and oppose cutting either salaries or benefits to close deficits. The level of veto power the governor of Wisconsin has is insane, and […]

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