Weekend Rumpus Roundup


First, in the Saturday Essay, Laura Da’ laments the near-eradication of the Shawnee language. Da’ provides a litany of broken treaties, each one an “artifact of unimaginable suffering,” and attempts to redefine the treaty for herself in today’s world.

Then, industrious author Christine Sneed talks to Floyd Skloot in the Sunday Interview. Sneed looks back on her experiences teaching and traveling and the way those experiences influenced her work, including her acclaimed collection, Portraits of a Few People I’ve Made Cry and her forthcoming collection, The Virginity of Famous Men.

Read more of Max Gray at Big City Sasquatch or follow him on Twitter @City_Sasquatch. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Encounters, Mount Hope, Conte, tNY.press, and English Kills Review. He co-hosts the etymology podcast Words For Dinner and is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program. More from this author →