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Moral Fiction: Talking with Brandon Taylor

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Brandon Taylor discusses his debut novel, REAL LIFE.

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Breaking Out of Likability: A Conversation with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh discusses her new book, STOP TELLING WOMEN TO SMILE.

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Praise the Bottom: A Conversation with Malcolm Tariq

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Malcolm Tariq discusses his debut poetry collection, HEED THE HOLLOW.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Malcolm Tariq

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Malcolm Tariq discusses his debut collection, HEED THE HOLLOW.

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Grounded by Circumstance: Tina Barr’s Green Target

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Barr is an astonishing image-maker, adept in creating significance through anthimeria.

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We’re All Fighting: A Conversation with Saeed Jones

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Saeed Jones discusses his new memoir, HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES.

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What We Inherit: Talking with Chanelle Benz

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Chanelle Benz discusses her debut novel, THE GONE DEAD.

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ENOUGH: The Face of Zero

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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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No-Man’s Land: A Conversation with Angela Mitchell

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Angela Mitchell discusses her debut collection, UNNATURAL HABITATS & OTHER STORIES.

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Sweet Bird

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Every story needs to begin in a place of stasis, a comfortable zero.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Natasha Trethewey

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Natasha Trethewey discusses her new collection, MONUMENT: POEMS NEW AND SELECTED.

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Writing Back to History: A Conversation with Kiese Laymon

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Kiese Laymon discusses his new memoir, HEAVY.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #89: In Praise of Tom Petty

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Because Petty was so prolific and so popular, the intense craftsmanship of his body of work has been hiding in plain sight.

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One Burning Question: A Conversation with Evelyn C. White

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“I understood in that moment that my life had changed forever. And it has.”

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How to Become a Poet: A Conversation with Ashley M. Jones

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“You don’t have to drink yourself into the Great American Poetry Masterpiece.”

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These Places Surround Me: Talking with Quintan Ana Wikswo

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Quintan Ana Wikswo discusses her novel, A Long Curving Scar Where the Heart Should Be, delving into the facets of trauma, and her creative processes.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #125: Tyree Daye

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“I think if you are really doing the work, you can’t write about America and not explore race and slavery, and that goes for any writer.”

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To Look for America: A Road Trip, a Soundtrack

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One thing I was taught about travel—because my father is a black man born in Alabama in 1950—was that there are safe places for black people to go and places that aren’t as safe.

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Chewing Rocks: A Conversation with David Biespiel

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David Biespiel discusses his new book, The Education of a Young Poet, being comfortable in uncertainty, and extending moments in writing.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Brooke C. Obie

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Brooke C. Obie discusses the historical basis for her debut novel, Book of Addis, writing to dismantle white supremacy, and why Black speculative fiction is integral to her survival.

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Nothing Foreign about It: Talking with Omar El Akkad

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Omar El Akkad discusses his debut novel American War, suicide terrorism, fossil fuels, and blankets.

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