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Too Earnest for Twitter: A Conversation with Cameron Esposito

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Cameron Esposito discusses her new memoir, SAVE YOURSELF.

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On Shapeshifting and Surrender: A Conversation with Abi Palmer

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Abi Palmer discusses her new book, SANATORIUM.

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The Promise of Werfel’s Musa Dagh: Portraying Genocide in Fiction

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How does a fictional account come to stand in for history?

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In Protest of a Body that Refuses to End

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All I want is to feed myself like a person who wants to be fed.

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Silence Is the Fertile Field: Talking with Fenton Johnson

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Fenton Johnson discusses his new book, AT THE CENTER OF ALL BEAUTY.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Pride

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

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Peering in at Life: A Conversation with Mary South

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Mary South discusses her debut story collection, YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

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Marital Piss

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My body tightened as the knee-jerk worry of being seen and outed flooded back.

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Queer, Magicked Reality: A Conversation with JD Scott

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JD Scott discusses their new story collection, MOONFLOWER, NIGHTSHADE, ALL THE HOURS OF THE DAY.

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Body Inheritance

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I needed my beauty to be invisible, either accidental or not at all.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Heather McHugh

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Heather McHugh discusses her new poetry collection, MUDDY MATTERHORN.

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Arrest Record

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A Black boy, no matter how young, was not a child. He was a future criminal.

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Resistance Against Erasure: Talking with Marianne Chan

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Marianne Chan discusses her debut poetry collection, ALL HEATHENS.

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What to Read When You’re Living in a Female Body

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Marcia Trahan shares a reading list to celebrate MERCY: A MEMOIR OF MEDICAL TRAUMA AND TRUE CRIME OBSESSION.

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That Constant Movement: A Conversation with Luis Othoniel Rosa

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Luis Othoniel Rosa discusses his novel, DOWN WITH GARGAMEL!.

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Rumpus Exclusive: Cover Reveal for Foreshadow

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An exclusive first look at the cover of the forthcoming collection, Foreshadow!

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn

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Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn discusses her debut essay collection, A FISH GROWING LUNGS.

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Violence and Human Reality: Talking with Szczepan Twardoch

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Szczepan Twardoch discusses his novel, THE KING OF WARSAW.

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Losing the World

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When we begin life, language is play.

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The Blacker the Berry, the Quicker They Shoot

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Fear is real. Pain is real. Loss is real. Suffering is real.

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The Lonesome Home: A Conversation with Aria Aber

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Aria Aber discusses her debut poetry collection, HARD DAMAGE.

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What to Read When You Want to Run Away from Your Life

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Alden Jones shares a reading list to celebrate THE WANTING WAS A WILDERNESS.

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An Exploration of Belonging: Talking with Donna Hemans

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Donna Hemans discusses her new novel, TEA BY THE SEA.

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