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Sleeping with Myself

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I exist in a field of landmines, never quite sure when one will go off or why.

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The Violent and the Sensual: original kink by Jubi Arriola-Headley

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Violence can be turned around, turned into pleasure, or an act of freedom, or an act of defiance.

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Making It Through: A Conversation with Kelly J. Baker

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Kelly J. Baker discusses her new essay collection, FINAL GIRL.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Sacred Stories”

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All anyone really wants is to be seen and heard, and yet we avoid seeing and hearing others every day.

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Intimate Characters: Talking with Laura Bogart

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Laura Bogart discusses her debut novel, DON’T YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU.

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Karmic Moments: A Conversation with Christina Chiu

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Christina Chiu discusses her forthcoming novel, BEAUTY.

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Within the Scope

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While my friends write their truths in nearby cabins, I wear my silence like a bulletproof vest.

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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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ENOUGH: They Have So Many Ways to Keep Us Quiet

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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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The Proustian Wilbur Bud

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We all will have lost something in the forgetting.

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Stories We Tell Ourselves: A Conversation with Miranda Popkey

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Miranda Popkey discusses her debut novel, TOPICS OF CONVERSATION.

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Where Speech Fails Us: Talking with Martin Jude Farawell

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Poet Martin Jude Farawell discusses his debut full-length collection, ODD BOY.

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Living the Unknown: Carmen Maria Machado’s In the Dream House

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I needed this book. Maybe you will, too.

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The Thread: Ghosts at the Door

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Ghosts, like women as people, are just a theory.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #199: Stuart M. Ross

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“Ty is, you know, tied in a knot. On a very old shoe.”

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Driven from the Village with Pitchforks

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“Monster” is a good name for anything you want to destroy.

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Negotiating Girlhood: A Conversation with Jaquira Díaz

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Jaquira Díaz discusses her debut memoir, ORDINARY GIRLS.

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A Storm Underneath: Talking with Shonda Buchanan

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Shonda Buchanan discusses her new memoir, BLACK INDIAN.

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I Am the Ignition

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I don’t believe in redemption stories.

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A Strange Liminal Space: George Abraham’s The Specimen’s Apology

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Each formal experiment is a temporary hole into a new world that opens, then collapses, behind the reader.

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