Posts Tagged: zombies

The Final Girl

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I wanted to be scared because being terrified taught me how to survive.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sarah Blake

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Sarah Blake discusses her new collection, Let’s Not Live on Earth, questions in poems, monsters, and the challenge of writing a dystopia.

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Voices on Addiction: Zombie Nation

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Sometimes life is so big and so loud and being a human being in the world is so much I feel overwhelmed and need a cocoon.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Jaquira Díaz

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Jaquira Díaz discusses the challenge of writing about family members, her greatest joy as a writer, and her literary role models.

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Why, Zombies, Why?

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After the recent resurgence in talk about zombification in the media last week, Kristin Rawls of AlterNet breaks down our country’s obsession with the undead and the possibility it’s our way of coping with times that are becoming more and more seemingly apocalyptic. The abundance of zombie movies, television shows, and even the popularity of […]

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Why Zombies?

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Today’s zombies are not what they once were—being one of the walking dead comes with a whole slew of creepier characteristics. Thus being one of the most popular creepy fiction phenomena around, zombies have been somewhat reinvented throughout the years. Yet aren’t they somewhat limited by nature? This NY Times article is all about the […]

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Zombies Meet Joy Division

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More and more “serious” “literary” writers are turning to zombies, werewolves, and vampires for inspiration. This could be symptomatic of something dire or something hopeful in the world of writing. We could dither endlessly about the ramifications. But perhaps we need to stop abstractly generalizing and focus on specifics instead. Case in point: Colson Whitehead’s […]

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Good morning, world. This week, the blogs are full of fun. Many of them had wondrous posts having to do with lovable, humorous, classic sci-fi authors like Vonnegut and Bradbury and Adams. It was a week made for me. Also, apologies in advance for the sparse posts today. School calls. The LA Times reconsiders Vonnegut, […]

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Why We Need Vampires

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In the New York Times today, filmmaker and author Guillermo del Toro and coauthor Chuck Hogan –they have a novel coming out called The Strain — write about how vampires first made it into popular culture early in the 19th century when a group of English writers summered at a villa on Lake Geneva. Mary […]

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Morning Coffee

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links for the half-caffeinated brain, every weekday at six New York City zombie escape route. Identity Theory is publishing awesome fiction online. It’s kind of weird how much the Sports Illustrated cover model looks like Leonardo Di Caprio, who is her boyfriend. Maybe it typifies the way famous people are attracted to people who look […]

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