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Writing toward Meaning: A Conversation with Ethel Rohan

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Ethel Rohan discusses her new story collection, IN THE EVENT OF CONTACT.

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The Last Poem I Loved: “The Hell Poem” by Shane McCrae

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I’m fascinated that the speaker’s harm disappearing is a function of being in Hell.

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The Seductive Nature of Faith: Talking with Alex McElroy

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Alex McElroy discusses their debut novel, THE ATMOSPHERIANS.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate APIA Heritage Month

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Rumpus editors share a list of new and forthcoming books to celebrate APIA Heritage Month!

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Both Trauma and Sin: Elizabeth Miki Brina’s Speak, Okinawa

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Speak, Okinawa is masterful at describing the internal dissonance that mixed race children can feel.

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Finding Home in a Cult’s Aftermath: Talking with Ronit Plank

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Ronit Plank discusses her new memoir, WHEN SHE COMES BACK.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Soft Butch”

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For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be strong, to be tough. I didn’t want to be soft.

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Place, Patois, and a Pinch of Politics: A Conversation with Celeste Mohammed

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Celeste Mohammed discusses her debut novel-in-stories, PLEASANTVIEW.

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What to Read When You Want Subversive Remakes

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Ethel Rohan shares a reading list to celebrate IN THE EVENT OF CONTACT.

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Exorcising Whiteness: Khalisa Rae’s Ghost in a Black Girl’s Throat

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Rae presents America as seen through Black girls’ eyes, experienced by our bodies.

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Desire for Depth and Closeness: Talking with Laurel Nakanishi

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Laurel Nakanishi discusses her debut poetry collection, ASHORE.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Susan Shapiro

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“My challenge was to tell my own story but also find ways to weave in wisdom and gravitas.”

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Illuminating the Darkness: Madeleine L’Engle’s The Moment of Tenderness

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For anyone looking for some truth and tenderness amidst a still-trying time, look no further.

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Carrying the Stories of Our Ancestors: A Conversation with Anjali Enjeti

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Anjali Enjeti discusses SOUTHBOUND and THE PARTED EARTH.

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Rumpus Exclusive: Cover Reveal for The Archer

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An exclusive look at the cover of Shruti Swamy’s forthcoming debut novel, THE ARCHER.

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Writing Toward Feeling: Talking with Jean Kyoung Frazier

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Jean Kyoung Frazier discusses her debut novel, PIZZA GIRL.

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What to Read When You Want to Know What Your Doctor Is Really Thinking

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Suzanne Koven shares a reading list to celebrate LETTER TO A YOUNG FEMALE PHYSICIAN.

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Investigative but Intimate: A Conversation with Robert L. Shuster

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Robert L. Shuster discusses his debut novel, TO ZENZI.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Shannon McLeod

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“In my own experience, anxiety entails dwelling on the past.”

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Threa Almontaser

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Threa Almontaser discusses her debut collection, THE WILD FOX OF YEMEN.

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Hell Is a Young Man: Fraternity by Benjamin Nugent

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The brutality of frat culture, Nugent suggests, is a veneer that hardly masks its devotees’ miseries and insecurities.

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A Poet of Ecology: Talking with Kate Gaskin

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Kate Gaskin discusses her debut collection, FOREVER WAR.

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The Art of Striving to Convince: A Conversation with Elizabeth McCracken

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Elizabeth McCracken discusses her new story collection, THE SOUVENIR MUSEUM.

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What to Read When You Don’t Know Where Home Is

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Claire Fuller shares a reading list to celebrate UNSETTLED GROUND.

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Depths of Story: Who’s Your Daddy by Arisa White

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The inherited wounds cut so deep one wonders if they can ever be fully healed.

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Nepantla and Radical Empathy: Talking with Sergio Troncoso

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Sergio Troncoso discusses his new anthology, NEPANTLA FAMILIAS.

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