This Week in Essays


Tracey Lynn Lloyd writes on having a very sharp and sometimes self-destructive brain for Redivider.

Maria Bustillos eulogizes the loss of her mother at Popula.

Here at The Rumpus, Cameron Gorman sifts through the memories that stick with us.

D. Nolan Jefferson writes about surviving an adolescence of gun violence and struggles with sexuality for TriQuarterly.

Jami Nakamura Lin deals with her father’s tumors, as well as her own, at Catapult.


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