Mini-Interviews

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #179: Miriam Toews

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“The root causes of patriarchal violence need to be understood.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #177: Grace Talusan

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“I was moved to write the unspeakable and unsayable.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #175: Mira Jacob

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“I wanted it to feel like it was done with urgency because it was.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #173: Hanif Abdurraqib

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“I mostly hope that upon putting down this book, a reader crafts their own love letter to someone living.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #172: Leanne Shapton

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“I see objects and things as reliquaries that can hold stories.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #170: Richard Blanco

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“I guess you could say that engineering paved the road to poetry for me, pardon the pun.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #168: Keir Graff

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“I’ve always loved collaboration. It was so exciting, because I love the energy. ”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #166: T Kira Madden

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“I want to always fight for art, not against it.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #165: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

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“The opposite of nostalgia is truth.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #163: Padma Venkatraman

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“Stories have a power science doesn’t.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #161: Andrea Baker

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“I had to save my own life. I had the right to save my own life.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #160: Kimberly Dark

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“We are all in bed with Daddy. Gendered expectations are part of our DNA.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #153: Julie Schumacher

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“I have to confess here that I never studied Shakespeare in college.”

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