Transient feelings about feelings of deliverance from (I’d say, national) anxiety. People are micro-dosing on sentimental poetry. ...more
Jo Lloyd discusses her debut story collection, SOMETHING WONDERFUL.
Tags: A Christmas Carol, allegory, appropriation, BBC National Short Story Award, debut collection, desire, Festival of Britain, heritage, historical fiction, It's a Wonderful Life, Jo Lloyd, Michael Welch, Nikesh Shukla, privilege, research, Russell T Davies, Sarah Hall, short fiction, short stories, Something Wonderful, Space Race, story collection, technology, UK, Wales, wikipedia, working class
Deborah A. Miranda discusses her new collection of poetry, ALTAR FOR BROKEN THINGS.
Tags: Altar for Broken Things, appropriation, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Christian, Christianity, Chumash, colonialism, colonization, Deborah A. Miranda, decolonization, environment, environmental crisis, Esselen, Heid Erdrich, homophobia, Indigenous, injustice, ire’ne lara silva, Joy Harjo, Layli Long Soldier, LGBTQ, microaggressions, Natalie Diaz, Native American, natural world, nature, patriarchy, poems, poetry, police brutality, poverty, Racism, Standing Rock, systemic change, systemic inequality, systemic racism, systemic violence, Tommy Pico, violence, white privilege, White Supremacy
Kelly Harris-DeBerry discusses her debut poetry collection, FREEDOM KNOWS MY NAME.
Tags: Alabama, american south, appropriation, avery r. young, black women, Broadside Press, Cleveland, debut collection, Demetrie McLorn, Eloise Greenfield, Erica L. Williams, feminism, feminist, Freedom Knows My Name, gentrification, Gil-Scott heron, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Brown, Jayne Cortez, Jessica Krug, Kalamu ya Salaam, Kathryn Stockett, Kelly Harris-DeBerry, Langston Hughes, Last Poets, Lucille Clifton, Mari Evans, MFA, Midwest, migration, New Orleans, Nikki Giovanni, ntozake shange, Ohio, Paule Marshall, poems, poetry, Rachel Dolezal, racial inequality, Racism, Rita Dove, Sarah Webster Fabio, Scott Woods, Sonia Sanchez, The Help, Third World Press, Toni Morrison, Wanda Coleman, White Supremacy, Xavier Review Press, zora neale hurston
Natalie Diaz discusses her new collection, POSTCOLONIAL LOVE POEM.
Tags: appropriation, basketball, beyonce, colonialism, Copper Canyon Press, cultural appropriation, displacement, Fort Mojave, graywolf, graywolf press, identity, Indian, Indigenous, Janet Rodriguez, language, LGBTQ, mojave, Natalie Diaz, Native American, poems, poetry, pop culture, postcolonial, Postcolonial Love Poem, postcolonialism, queer, reservation, rez, sports, When My Brother Was An Aztec, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The banning of women’s nipples is, of course, violence in and of itself. ...more
Tags: ally, Animal Heart Press, appropriation, censorship, female bodies, female body, Gay Marriage, gay rights, gym, Honeymoon, instagram, Italy, Julia Chaffers, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Marisa Crane, microaggression, microaggressions, misogyny, Our Debatable Bodies, patriarchy, Pride, privilege, queer, sexism, Straight Pride, systemic racism, trans, trans rights, white privilege, white supremacists, White Supremacy
Laura Lippman discusses her newest novel, LADY IN THE LAKE.
Tags: appropriation, Baltimore, crime fiction, Eva Jurczyk, gender inequality, gillian flynn, Gone Girl, Herman Wouk, journalism, Lady in the Lake, Laura Lippman, Marjorie Morningstar, newspapers, privilege, representation, Sebastian Junger, Tess Monaghan, The Perfect Storm, true crime, unlikable characters, unlikeable characters, white privilege
Ezra Claytan Daniels discusses the new graphic novel BTTM FDRS.
Tags: Alexis Gideon, Allyson McCabe, appropriation, apps, Ben Passmore, BTTM FDRS, Chicago, Comics, DAYGLOAYHOLE, Erik Loyer, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Fantagraphics, gentrification, graphic novel, Marvel, Portland, racial inequality, Racism, representation, Shelley Short, Speculative Relationships, The Changers, Upgrade Soul, Your Black Friend, zines
“[Y]ou really want to engage a reader, and not abuse their time.”
Tags: appropriation, César Aira, Horacio Castellanos Moya, humor, humor writing, literary humor, Michael Barron, michael ondaatje, novella, Paul Beatty, philip roth, Politics, Publishing, publishing industry, Riots I Have Known, Ryan Chapman, satire, Senselessness, Sri Lanka, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Sellout, Thomas Bernhard, writing humor
Lisa Lenzo discusses her new story collection, UNBLINKING.
Tags: Angels, appropriation, autofiction, cultural appropriation, detroit, disabilities, disability, family, ghosts, Jaimy Gordon, Laketown, Lisa Lenzo, Lisa Romeo, Michigan, Midwest, race, Racism, short fiction, short stories, Strange Love, Stuart Dybek, Unblinking, Within the Lighted City
Kendra Allen discusses her debut essay collection, WHEN YOU LEARN THE ALPHABET.
Tags: Angie Thomas, appropriation, assimilation, Camille Acker, cultural appropriation, Dallas, essay collection, essay writing, essays, Iowa Prize, Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction, Kendra Allen, Kwoya Fagin Maples, Martha Ann Toll, memoir, MFA, Mike Brown, personal essay, racial violence, Racism, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, Texas, Trayvon Martin, Tressie McMillan Cottom, warsan shire, Well Read Black Girl, When You Learn the Alphabet, Yrsa Daley-Ward
Blair Hurley discusses her debut novel, THE DEVOTED.
Tags: #metoo, Abuse, Alice Munro, appropriation, Blair Hurley, Boston, buddhism, Catholic Church, cats, creative writing workshop, cultural appropriation, Darin Strauss, debut novel, Eudora Welty, faith, first book, Flannery O'Connor, Liz Harmer, meditation, religion, Sex, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, spirituality, teaching writing, writing workshop, Zen Buddhism
David Rocklin discusses
The Night Language, the larger landscape of appropriation and empathy, immigration and power structures, and intimacy and representation. ...more
Tags: appropriation, colonialism, David Rocklin, empathy, Enter the Dragon, gay, historical fiction, immigration, LGBTQ, Lidia Yuknavitch, michael ondaatje, Queen Victoria, queer, The Electric Love Song of Fleischl Berger, The Luminist, The Night Language, tony kushner
In the past year, the writing process has become, for me, a way to navigate between the present and the past, between what I have access to and what I will never know. ...more
Tags: appropriation, Beijing, bilingual, Brexit, Chicago, China, Chinese, Claire Vaye Watkins, colonialism, colonization, Donald Trump, election 2016, family, fundamentalism, identity, identity politics, language, Lee Kuan Yew, Malay, Mandarin, Martha Nussbaum, Michel de Certeau, nostalgia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Rey Chow, Singapore, Singlish, Tamil, Trump, Vote Leave, Xi Jinping, Zen Cho, Zining Mok
I don’t tell him that just because I happen to be black and he happens to be dating me means that there’s no chance that he could be a racist. I am not a pass. ...more
Tags: appropriation, bigotry, dating, interracial dating, interracial relationships, Katherine Morgan, love, Portland, race, Racism, racist, relationships, shame
I am not willing to let go of one of the only things that truly belong to my people and me. It’s a very exclusive, very tumultuous kind of privilege. ...more
Tags: 12 years a slave, academia, appropriation, classroom, college, creative writing workshop, Facebook, Kendra Allen, learning, Madonna, Michael Fassbender, N word, Paula Deen, race, Racism, rap, slavery, students, tarantino, workshop, writing
What I need is for white people to stop calling the Honorable Representative Maxine Waters “Auntie.” For real. It needs to stop. ...more
Tags: african american, african american studies, Agony Auntie, Alecta Caledonia Melvina Smith, appropriation, Aunt Jemima, Aunt Vine, Auntie, Banished, Brittney Gathen, Donald Trump, essay, history, Mammy, Marco Williams, Mariam Williams, Maxine Waters, Mother Maxine, Politics, Queen Maxine, race, Racism, slavery, Stacie Evans, stereotypes, Tamara Winfrey-Harris, Trump, undoing racism, Women's March, Zandria Robinson
In 2016, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s writing won the Narrative Poetry Contest. Bertram’s work is formally and thematically expansive and this sampling, called “Facts About Deer and Other Poems,” showcases her incredible range. In the poem “They were armed with long guns”—a poem written in ten parts—the sections move between lists, plain declarations like, “You know // […]
Tags: appropriation, But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, Cannibal Ox, cosmology, Facts About Deer And Other Poems, Laura Wetherington, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, miley cyrus, National Endowment for the Arts, NEA, performativity, Personal Science, poetry, Red Hen Press, Rumpus Original, science, Stéphane Mallarmé, The Cold Vein, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Tupelo Press, Zukofsky
The way I think about my writing is similar to the way I think about my kink—both have to do with history and the ethics around appropriation. ...more
Tags: (K)ink: Writing While Deviant, Amber Musser, appropriation, Arielle Greenberg, Armory Club, bdsm, Between the Body and the Flesh, class, classism, deviance, E. A. Longfellow, Eleven Thousand Rods, fetish, Georges Bataille, Guillaume Apollinaire, Hierarchy, Hogg, kink, kink.com, Lynda Hart, Marquis de Sade, Mollena Williams, paris, Pauline Réage, place, proust, race, Racism, Samuel Delany, San Francisco, San Francisco Armory, Sensational Flesh, setting, Sex, sexuality, stereotype, Story of O
In my last column, the Muse inspired me to write about dreams. And since then, I’ve been thinking about other types of altered consciousness. As a guy who often hangs out with Catholic monks, and who practices “Will Rogers spirituality”—that is, I’ve never met a religion I didn’t like—I take an interest in miracles and […]
Tags: 1960s, addict, alcoholic, Allen Ginsberg, altered consciousness, appropriation, astrology, Ben Lomond, Cave and Cosmos, Chanukah, Charles Kruger, christmas, colonialism, consciousness, Daniel C. Noel, divination, drumming, Hanukkah, Michael Harner, nature, poetry, rituals, Santa Cruz, shamanism, Shamanism as a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life, sixties, sobriety, spirituality, substance abuse, tarot, The Soul of Shamanism, The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse, Tom Cowan, winter solstice
Patrick Madden teaches writing at Brigham Young University and is the author of the essay collection Quotidiana. His essays frequently appear in literary magazines and have been featured in The Best Creative Nonfiction and The Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies. He pays close attention to the details of the every day, infusing humor and self-deprecation, combining […]
Tags: appropriation, Aristotle, as you like it, awp, Beatles, Brigham Young University, Caleb Powell, Candide, Citizen, Citizen Kane, Claudia Rankine, Coffee House, Coldplay, essay writing, essays, family, Francis Bacon, Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, graywolf, Greek mythology, Halloween, hawthorne, Internet, interview, Joan Didion, Joe Satriani, John Dos Passos, Kubla Kahn, mark twain, melville house, memoir, Milkweed, mini, Music, Neil Peart, Nicomachean Ethics, nonfiction, pangram haiku, Patrick Madden, pop culture, postmodern, postmodernism, Quotidiana, red hot chili peppers, Rush, Sam Smith, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sarabande, Shakespeare, Spotify, sublime physick, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Big Money, The Grand Design, the Internet, the rumpus, the rumpus mini interview, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, the Year of Magical Thinking, Thomas Hardy, Tin House, Tom Petty, tragedy, travel writing, Two Dollar Radio, Tyrant, university press, voltaire, william blake, writing, zadie smith
Iben Mondrup and Kerri Pierce discuss the translation of
Justine, Mondrup’s 2012 Danish novel about a young artist in Denmark. ...more
Tags: appropriation, Art, art world, Books, brian spears, Copenhagen, Danish, death, denmark, eskimo, Faroe Islands, Faroese, fire, French, gender disparity, Greenland, Greenlandic, Iben Mondrup, identity, Jóanes Nielsen, Justine, Kaija Straumanis, Kerri Pierce, language, Marquis de Sade, murder, Native Americans, open letter, Peter Pan, Rochester, Rumpus Book Club, sexuality, stereotype, Tangled, The Grouse Hunt, translation, trauma, visual art, World Literature Today
Kaitlyn Greenidge, author most recently of We Love You, Charlie Freeman (Algonquin Books) provides her take on Lionel Shriver’s recent remarks at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival for the New York Times. Greenidge recalls writing her first novel in which there was an eighty-year-old Yankee heiress. “I was struck by an awful realization. I would have to love […]
In response to the world’s general assumption that James Turrell was heavily involved in Drake’s video for “Hotline Bling,” the seminal light artist has come out with a formal statement that he did not, in fact, have anything to do with Director X’s portrayal of what look like direct copies of some of his most famous pieces. […]
It is difficult to tell when Goldsmith is being genuine. That is the nature of his work, which he has suggested people don’t need to read to understand, and of his online presence. ...more
Tags: appropriation, conceptual poetry, death threats, Dena Rash Guzman, GringPo, Kenneth Goldsmith, Kima Jones, michael brown, Olivia Olivia, rape threats, Shannon Barber, The Mongrel Coalition Against GringPo, U Penn
The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Monday nights at 7-9 p.m. EST in New York City.