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Doing This Wild Thing: A Conversation with Leesa Cross-Smith

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Leesa Cross-Smith discusses her new story collection, SO WE CAN GLOW.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #209: Lisa Olstein

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“I don’t think I know how to write if I’m not guided by sound—that’s when it feels like I’m flailing or straining.”

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The Privilege of Art: Courtney Maum’s Costalegre

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There is no real freedom to create art, only the obligation to wealth.

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Ways to Become Unpinnable: Talking with Natalie Diaz

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Natalie Diaz discusses her new collection, POSTCOLONIAL LOVE POEM.

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Turning the Tide: A Conversation with Tope Folarin

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Tope Folarin discusses his debut novel, A PARTICULAR KIND OF BLACK MAN.

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Time Is Money: Porn Carnival by Rachel Rabbit White

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This isn’t a book about loss; rather, it’s a book about sheer willpower and intentionality.

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The Lenses We Can’t See: A Conversation with Howard Axelrod

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Howard Axelrod discusses his new book, THE STARS IN OUR POCKETS.

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The Body Uncanny: Verge by Lidia Yuknavitch

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Though the stories vary in length and scope, each cuts deep into a truth of humanity.

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A New Version of Possibility: Talking with Juliana Delgado Lopera

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Juliana Delgado Lopera discusses their new novel, FIEBRE TROPICAL.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers

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Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers discusses her new collection, THE TILT TORN AWAY FROM THE SEASONS.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Lisbon, the Truncated City”

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Our love of the superfluous is helpful in better understanding ourselves.

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A Space for Magnanimity: Talking with E. J. Koh

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E. J. Koh discusses her debut memoir, THE MAGICAL LANGUAGE OF OTHERS.

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What to Read When You Are Searching for Community

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Contributors to A MAP IS ONLY ONE STORY share reading recommendations.

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Writing Through: You Are No Longer in Trouble by Nicole Stellon O’Donnell

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There are no line breaks here because there are no breaks here.

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Between Illusion and Reality: A Conversation with Erin Pringle

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Erin Pringle discusses her debut novel, HEZADA! I MISS YOU.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #208: Stephen Van Dyck

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“This reality is so much dustier, smellier, and bitterer than it seems through a screen.”

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Jenn Shapland

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Jenn Shapland discusses MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CARSON MCCULLERS.

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The Power of the Crone: Ursula K. Le Guin’s No Time to Spare

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Sweet, nurturing, platitude-accepting granny Le Guin is not.

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Moral Fiction: Talking with Brandon Taylor

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Brandon Taylor discusses his debut novel, REAL LIFE.

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On Tragedy and Strength: Making Space for Our Stories

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I love that—working towards not having regret, in art and in life.

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How We Write the Dead: A Conversation with Vikram Paralkar

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Vikram Paralkar discusses his debut novel, NIGHT THEATER.

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What to Read When You Want to Fall in Love with Novels in Verse

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Gayle Brandeis shares a reading list to celebrate MANY RESTLESS CONCERNS.

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Fraught Woods: Chelsea Rathburn’s Still Life with Mother and Knife

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These are the woods through which we walk from an early age.

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Interestingness Is Always There: Talking with Jenny Odell

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Jenny Odell discusses HOW TO DO NOTHING: RESISTING THE ATTENTION ECONOMY.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #207: Andrew Weatherhead

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“I want my art to be symbiotic with my life, not separate from it.”

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All These Ostriches: A Conversation with R. Eric Thomas

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R. Eric Thomas discusses his debut memoir-in-essays, HERE FOR IT.

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Your Schooling Is Your Voice: Talking with Abi Daré

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Abi Daré discusses her debut novel, THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Black History

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Rumpus editors share for their favorite writing that speaks to black history past, present, and future.

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