Posts Tagged: womanhood

Visitations: Gwendolyn Brooks at One Hundred


A visitation is how I describe the past weeks walking with Gwendolyn Books. It is like she is just around every corner. ...more

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being: Claudia Cortese Discusses Wasp Queen


Poet Claudia Cortese talks about her new book Wasp Queen and Lucy, the rebellious 90s teen whose voice inspired the collection. ...more

This Week in Short Fiction


This week, the art and literature magazine Paper Darts has a short story about the expectations and invasions of walking through the world in a female body. Not the obvious, more aggressive ones, the catcalling or man-spreading; instead, “Personal Space” by Susan Fedynak details the subtler, quieter transgressions, some perpetuated by other women, some perpetuated by ourselves, and often more insidious for it.


The Rumpus Interview with Naomi Jackson


Naomi Jackson discusses her debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill, how she approached writing about mental illness and its affects on a family, and choosing to to tell a story from multiple perspectives. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Review: Little Minnie at the Movies


Being a teenager sucks. It’s not pretty or nice or sweet or kind. ...more