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Posts Tagged: adolescence

A Transcendent Wilderness: Andrew J. Graff’s Raft of Stars

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In particular, Graff’s river is numinous. It’s the center of everything.

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The Isolation of Millennial Life: Ancco’s Nineteen

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Nineteen is a book that’s by turns smart, sad, and scathing.

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Writing to Heal: Talking with Emilly Prado

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Emilly Prado discusses her debut essay collection, FUNERAL FOR FLACA.

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ENOUGH: Encumber (A Brief History)

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

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Scrutinizing the Ties That Bind: Melissa Febos’s Girlhood

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By the end of the collection, Febos has managed to rewrite or erase entirely many parts of the patriarchal script that held her bound.

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Child as Mother to the Woman: Catherine Gammon’s China Blue

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In this book we are taken by all three: language, plot, character.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Kristy’s Invisible Hand and Das Baby-Sitters Club Kapital”

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The babysitters inspired me, and Kristy’s entrepreneurial vision seemed plain yet elegant; easy-to-follow, too.

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Investigative but Intimate: A Conversation with Robert L. Shuster

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Robert L. Shuster discusses his debut novel, TO ZENZI.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Shannon McLeod

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“In my own experience, anxiety entails dwelling on the past.”

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Hell Is a Young Man: Fraternity by Benjamin Nugent

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The brutality of frat culture, Nugent suggests, is a veneer that hardly masks its devotees’ miseries and insecurities.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: David Biespiel

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“In the act of writing about it and revising it, I’m still having the experience.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Forsyth Harmon

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“Yes: in terms of an authorial presence, I tried to tread lightly.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Sheila Squillante

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“I felt like I wanted to do it and not explain it.”

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Holding Uncertainty: Talking with Teresa Carmody

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Teresa Carmody discusses her debut novel, THE RECONCEPTION OF MARIE.

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Through a Prism: A Conversation with Sarah Kasbeer

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Sarah Kasbeer discusses her debut essay collection, A WOMAN, A PLAN, AN OUTLINE OF A MAN.

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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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I Had to Go There: Talking with Enzo Silon Surin

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Enzo Silon Surin discusses his debut poetry collection, WHEN MY BODY WAS A CLINCHED FIST.

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Queering the Southern Gothic: A Conversation with Genevieve Hudson

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Genevieve Hudson discusses her debut novel, BOYS OF ALABAMA.

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Fields of Light

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Light reflects differently off near and faraway objects. It’s all about the light.

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