Posts Tagged: anca szilagyi

The Rumpus Guide to AWP 2019

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A selection of AWP 2019 panels, readings, and events that we are especially excited for!

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Notable NYC: 9/15–9/21

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 2/24–3/2

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, for Day 23 of National Poetry Month, Valerie Wetlaufer’s “Method” uses third person to describe a victim of mysterious migraines, and for Day 24, Tyehimba Jess calls for the curtain to rise “to show the face that is known” in “Sissieretta Jones, Carnegie Hall, 1902: O patria mia.“ Then, in the Saturday Essay, Anca Szilágyi highlights the […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Used to Be Schwartz

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When I told my friend Aharon that my family name used to be Schwartz, he said, “Used to be Schwartz—sounds like a Borscht Belt act.”

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Objects of Our Affection

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Objects make for excellent writing prompts, Anca Szilagyi declares on the Plougshares blog. Objects can ignite memories or serve as a simple writing exercise tool. And objects within a narrative define how characters interact in a world. But be warned, there are dangers: Vladimir Nabokov writes of a curious condition. Whenever he inserted objects from […]

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