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Posts Tagged: academia

On Beloveds, Birds, and the Expansiveness of Space: Talking with Paige Lewis

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Paige Lewis discusses their debut collection of poetry, SPACE STRUCK.

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Deep, Wide, and Ridiculous: Talking with Diane Seuss

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Diane Seuss discusses her most recent collection, STILL LIFE WITH TWO DEAD PEACOCKS AND A GIRL.

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The Spot You’re Standing In: A Conversation with Chris Dennis

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Chris Dennis discusses his debut story collection, HERE IS WHAT YOU DO.

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What Would a Woman of Color Do?

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How do we transcend generations of trauma and let go of our burdensome past?

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #193: C.J. Farley

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“My novel tries to write the contributions of men and women of color back in.”

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Everyone You Love Is Broke: The Not Wives by Carley Moore

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How do you go on when the losses seem unbearable?

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Mama’s Fancy Stripper Heels: Working Mothers Dish

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[A] person’s labor is not indicative of their parenting.

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This Thing of Existence: Talking with Rion Amilcar Scott

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Rion Amilcar Scott discusses his new story collection, THE WORLD DOESN’T REQUIRE YOU.

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When the Sh*t Hits the Fan: A Conversation with Percival Everett

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Percival Everett discusses his newest work, THE BOOK OF TRAINING BY COLONEL HAP THOMPSON.

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Our Madness: Talking with Sarah Fawn Montgomery

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Sarah Fawn Montgomery discusses her debut memoir, QUITE MAD.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #153: Julie Schumacher

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“I have to confess here that I never studied Shakespeare in college.”

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Finding Atonement in the #MeToo Era

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There is no greater act of love than to hold someone accountable for their mistakes.

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The Outsider: A Conversation with Michelle Tea

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Michelle Tea discusses her forthcoming collection, Against Memoir, out tomorrow from Amethyst Editions/The Feminist Press.

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The Experience Takes Its Shape from You: Talking with Naima Coster

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Naima Coster discusses her debut novel, Halsey Street, getting pushback on her use of Spanish, and the importance of equity and inclusion in higher education.

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The Causality Runs Both Ways: A Conversation with Joshua Clover

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Joshua Clover discusses his book Riot.Strike.Riot, mediating between individual agency and structural determination, and finding hope in student action.

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Writing the Truth: A Conversation with David Hicks

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David Hicks discusses his debut novel, White Plains, how much truth resides in a work of fiction, and becoming a full-time fiction writer.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Kaveh Akbar

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Kaveh Akbar discusses his new collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf, finding community in poetry, books on craft, and mining the supernatural for poems.

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What to Read When You Want to Go to College

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College is a rite of passage for many young people, and it’s also a part of the American Dream for many families. Here is a list of books that tackle those fraught four years.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Achy Obejas

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Achy Obejas discusses her new collection, The Tower of the Antilles, what she’s learned from translating works of others, and why we should all read poetry every day.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tamiko Nimura

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Tamiko Nimura talks about the influence of history, memory, and silence on her work; creating a private MFA for herself; and writing a generational memoir.

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Vincent Toro: Challenging Whiteness and Refusing to Be Colonized

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Poet Vincent Toro on his debut collection, Stereo.Island.Mosaic, his writing process, and searching for identity.

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The Rumpus Interview with Lauren Elkin

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Writer and academic Lauren Elkin discusses her latest book Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London, the freedoms and constraints of urban space for women, and the power of first person.

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Vocabulary Lessons in Bucharest

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I felt unhinged in my moments of isolation, and frustrated in my muteness.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jon Day

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Jon Day discusses his memoir, Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier, the bicycle as a symbol of gentrification, and the city as “a technology for living.”

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tara Betts

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Tara Betts discusses her newest collection, Break the Habit, the burden placed on black women artists to be both artist and activist, and why writing is rooted in identity.

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