Weekend Rumpus Roundup


A very happy New Year from everyone at The Rumpus!

First, in the Saturday Essay, Shamala Gallagher thinks about “what counts as truth” in the process of creating your own narrative during times of identity crisis.

And in the Sunday Essay, Peggy Shinner captures a moment of disconnect between a family bound by history, lost in their differences, longing for something they can’t name.

Amanda Hildebrand is a painter and writer based in Los Angeles. She Instagrams: @amandahilly. More from this author →