Posts Tagged: World War II

There Is No Answer: Draw Your Weapons by Sarah Sentilles

Reviewed By

As Sentilles makes clear, she is against the wars the United States is currently involved in, and war in general, but she’s critical of what that means. ...more

Home Is Here

By

There is no singular Muslim story, no definitive identity for the entire religion. [...] Here, four women discuss what it's like to be a minority in America in 2017, post-9/11 and post-Trump. ...more

TORCH: My Father’s Mansion

By

I love the United States, too. Like a house I was raised in, though, I know it up close and can spot its many fissures. ...more

Readers Report: The New Patriot

By

A collection of short pieces written by Rumpus readers pertaining to the subject of “The New Patriot.” ...more

The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #32: Make the Soup

By

I am meditating. In a room in Rodeo, at the rickety old secretary/dresser I use as a desk. It is by a window. I look out at the roadway, and think I am glad to live at a crossroad. The house across the street is silver grey.

...more

The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #31: Pulling the Trigger on Father’s Day

By

June is an ambivalent month for me.

As a child it meant the start of summer vacation, and weeks spent at my grandparent’s beautiful beach home in Hyannisport. This was wonderful because it meant spending time with my siblings and seven cousins, a houseful of children of all ages, and loving—even adoring—grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

...more

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tamiko Nimura

By

Tamiko Nimura talks about the influence of history, memory, and silence on her work; creating a private MFA for herself; and writing a generational memoir. ...more

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 13): “Letter to Simic from Boulder”

By

"Wherever you are on earth, you are safe,” writes Richard Hugo. Really? ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

By

Viet Than Nguyen discusses his story collection The Refugees, growing up in a Vietnamese community in San Jose in the 1980s, and the power of secondhand memories. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Living Wound

By

Ancestors need a scratch, a stretch sometimes, too. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Lucy Jane Bledsoe

By

Lucy Jane Bledsoe discusses her latest book, A Thin Bright Line, uncovering the remarkable story of her aunt, and illuminating history through the lens of imagination. ...more

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Chris Santiago

By

Chris Santigo on his new collection Tula, writing a multilingual text, and the connections between music and writing poetry. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #60: Leah Kaminsky

By

Leah Kaminsky’s debut novel, The Waiting Room, depicts one fateful day in the life of an Australian doctor and mother, Dina, living in Haifa, Israel. Dina is trying to maintain normalcy as she goes about her work as a family doctor, cares for her son, and fights to preserve her faltering relationship with her husband, with whom she’s expecting a daughter.

...more

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 4): “Roosters”

By

the roosters brace their cruel feet and glare // with stupid eyes / while from their beaks there rise / the uncontrolled, traditional cries. ...more

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 2): “Ave Maria”

By

Mothers of America / let your kids go to the movies! ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Rachel Hall

By

Rachel Hall discusses her debut collection Heirlooms, her mother’s experience growing up in a French Jewish family during World War II, and crossing genre borders in her writing. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Anne Raeff

By

Married authors Anne Raeff and Lori Ostlund, both winners of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, discuss their craft, their process, and the way they negotiate the give and take involved in sharing a vocation. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Keith Newton

By

What’s interesting, of course, is how modern life could easily be seen in the opposite way—as an ever-expanding domain of individuality and self-expression. ...more

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: The Suit

By

It was as if he understood that the authentic must begin in the voice. And through the texture of the voice—its moral and psychological claims—sensory details emerge with absolute authority. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Kim Brooks

By

Kim Brooks discusses her debut novel, The Houseguest, her approach to character and historical narrative, and the value of engaging readers with larger social issues through literature. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Used to Be Schwartz

By

When I told my friend Aharon that my family name used to be Schwartz, he said, “Used to be Schwartz—sounds like a Borscht Belt act.” ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Kathleen Spivack

By

Poet Kathleen Spivack discusses releasing her debut novel Unspeakable Things at age seventy-seven. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Bruce Bauman

By

Bruce Bauman discusses his latest book, Broken Sleep, why rock isn’t dead (yet), how humor makes life bearable, and why we should reinstate the draft. ...more

I Hear the Place That Can’t Be Named

By

It is remembering and loving anyway—not forgetting—that binds us even if the recollections are absurd, undignified, cruel, or humiliating. ...more