Posts Tagged: addiction

A Lumpy, Misshapen Book: Talking with Elissa Washuta

By

Elissa Washuta discusses her chapbook, STARVATION MODE.

...more

A Séance of a Book: Talking with Allie Rowbottom

By

Allie Rowbottom discusses her debut memoir, JELL-O GIRLS.

...more

Building the Muscle: A Conversation with Kristi Coulter

By

Kristi Coulter discusses her debut essay collection, NOTHING GOOD CAN COME FROM THIS.

...more

How to Keep Calm and Carry On

By

Your mind doesn’t play tricks on you. You play tricks on your mind.

...more

A Community of the People: Tommy Orange’s There There

Reviewed By

THERE THERE does not settle, it unsettles.

...more

Voices on Addiction: A Review of The Recovering

By

As recovering addicts, we must love ourselves back to the source, love our shameful bits and decimations and not just our reconciliations and resurrections.

...more

Struggling toward Truth: Porochista Khakpour’s Sick

Reviewed By

Khakpour gathers courage, again and again, as she reaches into the most painful parts of her life, excavates them, and holds them up to the light.

...more

Coming Clean

By

Intellectually, I know Gracie’s mom loves her and needs help. In practice, I just want my daughter safe.

...more

Being Human: A Conversation with Porochista Khakpour

By

Porochista Khakpour discusses her new memoir, Sick, the difficulty of receiving good medical care, and the blessing of online community.

...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #138: Melissa Broder

By

“We have what we need inside us already, it’s just a question of uncovering it, of remembering who we are again and again.”

...more

Splintered Doors

By

This journey is ongoing. But I know this: my daughter will never have to break down a door.

...more

Discomfort, Desire, and Drugs: Talking with Ben Gwin

By

Ben Gwin discusses his debut novel, Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Regan Middleton, the book’s unique structure, and writing satire.

...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Broder

By

Melissa Broder discusses her debut novel, The Pisces (Hogarth, May 2018), the importance of love between women, and mermaid sex.

...more

The Girl Next Door: Pot Docs and Loss on the California Coast

By

[A]s with any documentary, every one of our stories eventually becomes a ghost story. On a long enough timeline, that is.

...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #131: Lisa Wells

By

“I always feel like I’m starting over. I don’t know how I ever wrote a poem. I really do have that feeling.”

...more

The Delusion of Objectivity: Talking with Leslie Jamison

By

Leslie Jamison discusses The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, understanding that every text is incomplete, and whether motherhood has changed her writing.

...more

The Intersection of Hope and Despair: Talking with Julien Baker

By

Julien Baker discusses her latest album, Turn Out the Lights, the ways in which she approaches writing about difficult subjects, and the redemptive power in being open about sadness.  

...more

Tarnished, Shiny Exteriors: Kate Braverman’s A Good Day for Seppuku

Reviewed By

With A Good Day for Seppuku, Braverman has written a collection of intense images and exacting language

...more