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Swinging Modern Sounds #96: Voices of Displacement

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Thank God music has wings and it can fly wherever, even countries we can’t reach.

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This Week in (Reproductive Rights) Essays

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Our storytelling, the sharing of our necessary truths, is needed now more than ever.

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A Different Kind of Balance: Talking with Samantha Giles

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Poet Samantha Giles discusses her newest collection, TOTAL RECALL.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Eve L. Ewing

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Eve L. Ewing discusses her new collection, 1919.

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What We Inherit: Talking with Chanelle Benz

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Chanelle Benz discusses her debut novel, THE GONE DEAD.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Pride

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Rumpus editors share their favorite writing from LGBTQIA+ writers.

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A Confluence of Narratives: Talking with Debra Gwartney

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Debra Gwartney discusses her new memoir, I AM A STRANGER HERE MYSELF.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Nicole Dennis-Benn discusses her second novel, PATSY.

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The Mystery Tugs: Talking with Joel Mowdy

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Joel Mowdy discusses his debut story collection, FLOYD HARBOR.

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Finding the World Within

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Secrets are expectations passed down over silent years.

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The Thread: On Justice

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I can’t speak, but I can scream.

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What to Read When You’re Trying to Exist in an After

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Kelly Sundberg shares a reading list to celebrate the paperback release of GOODBYE, SWEET GIRL.

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Voices on Addiction: A Conversation with Amber van de Bunt

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Amber van de Bunt discusses her debut memoir, OVERCOME.

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The Demands of Domestic Labor: A Conversation with Megan K. Stack

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Megan K. Stack discusses her new memoir, WOMEN’S WORK.

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Monarchs, Motherhood, and Transformation

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These butterflies needed help, and I wanted to deliver them my garden.

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On the Futility of Defying Extinction

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Always, when my father spoke to me in words I could not understand, my guilt spoke back.

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