Posts Tagged: youth

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The Diary of Anaïs Nin While Binge-Watching Broad City


One episode after another with every outrageous twist and turn. I smile but no laughter comes—just a gaping mouth wishing to devour more! ...more

This Week in Short Fiction


In a darkly humorous new story at n+1, Jen George questions the qualifications of being “adult,” gives thirty-somethings across the world nightmares, and packs in plenty of social criticism while she’s at it. The story, “Guidance/The Party,” follows a single, childless, career-less, 33-year-old woman who is visited by a mysterious Guide.


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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: The Pale of Vermont


But to become a writer I needed at least to learn about my own superstitions. I needed space in the house to sketch with words. I needed to commit heresies. And those acts had to feel pleasurable. ...more

Vast Questions About Our Humanity


Alexis Deacon and Vivian Schawrz’s ” groundbreaking philosophy book for toddlers,” I Am Henry Finch, just won the 2016 Little Rebels Children’s Book Award. The award recognizes children’s books that address social justice and equality for youth:

Their picture book is about a young finch called Henry who branches out from the sameness of his flock in order to discover his own individuality and, ultimately, his own greatness!


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The Rumpus Interview with J. Aaron Sanders


J. Aaron Sanders discusses his debut novel, Speakers of the Dead, his writing process, and the wisdom of sharing his early drafts with his students. ...more


The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Laurie Jean Cannady


The author of the new memoir Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul talks about growing up impoverished, abused, and in love with words. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Review: Güeros


It’s a literal confrontation of his metaphorical fear, a visual take on Rilke’s words: to view Güeros is to see a “thing poem” on the screen, to witness something like “The Panther” materialize. ...more

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: O Martyr My Martyr!


In most communities, teachers are compensated so poorly and afforded so little respect that in many cases the primary compensation is martyrdom. ...more