This Week in Essays


At Guernica, Zoë Bossiere recalls living in an RV park that was visited by wild pigs.

Myriam Gurba questions which writers we choose to venerate for Electric Literature.

Here at The Rumpus, Vanessa Nirode looks at reality in a different light.

Cameron Martin explores desire and acts of attention-seeking for Sonora Review.

At Chronically Lit, Emma Margraf is initiated into the world of radiation regulars and doesn’t like it.

Back at The Rumpus, Monica Jones comes to terms with having been in an abusive relationship.

At Punctuate, Karen Bell practices jiu jitsu to push back against PTSD following an assault.


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