Laraine Herring shares a reading list to celebrate A CONSTELLATION OF GHOSTS.
Tags: 10 Cloverfield Lane, A Constellation of Ghosts, Akwaeke Emezi, Amy Tan, Anna Joy Springer, Ariel Gore, Carole Maso, Del Samatar, Drifts, Freshwater, Gayle Brandeis, J. Nicole Jones, Kate Zambreno, Laraine Herring, Lidia Yuknavitch, Low Country, Many Restless Concerns, Michelle Ruiz Keil, Monster Portraits, Sofia Samatar, Summer in the City of Roses, The Art Lover, The Chronology of Water, The Memory Police, The Opposite of Fate, We Were Witches, What to Read When, Yoko Ogawa
“That’s the power of art, I think. It is transformative. It can love us all back home.”
Tags: A Constellation of Ghosts, Alma Luz Villanueva, ancestors, Ariel Gore, Arizona, beverly cleary, cancer, Carole Maso, Chelsey Clammer, colon cancer, death, family trauma, fathers, fathers and daughters, forgiveness, Gathering Lights, Gayle Brandeis, generational trauma, Ghost Swamp Blues, ghosts, grief, Harriet the Spy, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, Into the Garden of Gethsemane Georgia, Judy Blume, Laraine Herring, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lost Fathers, Louise Fitzhugh, Margery Williams, Maxine Hong Kingston, memoir, On Being Stuck, Ravens, Regal House Publishing, speculative, speculative nonfiction, The Art Lover, The Art of Misdiagnosis, The Chronology of Water, The Grief Forest, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Ultraviolet Sky, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Writing Warrior, Toni Morrison, Writing Begins with the Breath, Yavapi College
My job was to help people suspend disbelief. ...more
Tags: Ariel Gore, Bay Area, capitalism, coding, dating, fiction, fraud, Iceland, insider trading, Laugavegur, money, Of Monsters and Men, relationships, Reykjavik, Rumpus Original Fiction, San Francisco, Sex, short fiction, short stories, short story, startups, technology, travel, traveling, workplace
The Rumpus editorial staff selects our favorite pieces from 2020!
Tags: A. Malone, Ada Limon, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Ali Black, Amanda Montei, Amanda Oliver, Amelia Possanza, Andre Bagoo, Anna Held, Aram Mrjoian, Ariel Francisco, Ariel Gore, Ashley Lopez, Ashley M. Jones, Beth Ward, brandon hicks, brian gresko, brian spears, Brooke Gamble McAdam, c.m. mesquita, C.T. Salazar, Carley Moore, Carolina Brettler, Caryn Cardello, Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Chelsea Leu, Chris Ames, Claire Rudy Foster, cody lee, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Cory Albertson, Daniel Allen Cox, David Joez Villaverde, Dennis Norris II, Dewaine Farria, Dolan Morgan, Donna Hemans, edgar gomez, elissa bassist, Elissa Washuta, Elizabeth Robinson, Elly Lonon, Eloise Grills, Emme Lund, Eve Ettinger, Franny Choi, Garrard Conley, Hala Alyan, Hannah Hindley, Holly Amos, Hussain Ahmed, Ian MacAllen, Ilana Masad, ire’ne lara silva, Janet Frishberg, Janna Coleman, Jasmine V. Bailey, Jennie Burke, Jennifer Case, Jennifer Perrine, Jessica Wahlstrom, Jillayna Adamson, John Manuel Arias, Jonah Mixon-Webster, Joumana Altallal, Julie Marie Wade, Justin Rovillos Monson, K Ming Chang, Kat Lewis, Kate Branca, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Kelcey Ervick, Kelcey Parker Ervick, Kelly Thompson, Kelsey Norris, Kenji C. Liu, Kyla Schuller, Laura Stanfill, Lauren J. Sharkey, Lena Moses-Schmitt, Leni Zumas, lillian howan, Lisa Factora-Borchers, lisa mecham, Makenna Goodman, Marisa Siegel, Marissa Korbel, Marissa Landrigan, Marlin M. Jenkins, Mary Mandeville, Max Delsohn, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Michelle Zamanian, Monet Patrice Thomas, Monica Prince, Nadia Shabaz, Nadya Agrawal, Naomi Birnbach, Nia Norris, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Oliver de la Paz, Puneet Sandhu, Rachel Heng, Rachel Somerstein, Rebecca McKanna, Rebecca Rubenstein, Ren Weber, Rita Chang-Eppig, Robbie Maakestad, Robin Jennings, Russell Janzen, Ruth LeFaive, Sadia Hassan, Saeide Mirzaei, Sara Harvey, Sara Martin, Sarah Haas, Sarah Kasbeer, Sarah Kersey, Sean Enfield, Shamecca Harris, Shannon Reed, Shay Alexi, Sheree L. Greer, Sofia Puente-Lay, Sophia Shalmiyev, Sophie Amado, Sue William Silverman, T.L. Pavlich, Threa Almontaser, Ugonna-Ora Owoh, Vanessa Chan, Vanessa Golenia, Vanessa Mártir, Vonetta Young, Wakaya Wells, What to Read When, Yasmeen Khan, Zeina Hashem Beck
What was I now? A witness? A victim? A mother? A suspect? ...more
Tags: Adrienne Rich, Ariel Gore, Austin, Civitavecchia, daughters, fairies, family, feminism, husbands and wives, Italy, Janas, kidnapping, LGBTQ, marriage, missing children, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, mystery, parenting, polyamory, Rumpus Original Fiction, Sardinia, short fiction, short stories, short story, travel, witches
Literary events in and around Portland this week!
Tags: Ariel Gore, Bill Conway, Brandon Courtney, Chris Nakis, Claire Rudy Foster, Dani Burlinson, Diannely Antigua, Don Waters, Dylan Jenkins, Elizabeth McCracken, Emily Thuma, G. Ravyn Stanfield, Jake Skeets, Jennine Capó Crucet, John Sibley Williams, kristen arnett, Lex Runciman, Lilly Dancyger, Lydia Kiesling, Malcolm Tariq, Marisa Siegel, Marissa Korbel, Mark Thalman, Matt Hart, Melissa Madenski, Melody Leming-Wilson, Nariko Ott, Notable Portland, Portland, Portland Book Festival, robin romm, ross gay, Steph Cha, T Kira Madden, Wendy Weiss
The Rumpus celebrates literature at the Portland Book Festival!
Tags: Ariel Gore, Brandon Courtney, Burn It Down, Corporeal Writing, Dani Burlison, Diannely Antigua, Elizabeth McCracken, G. Ravyn Stanfield, Jake Skeets, Jennine Capó Crucet, kristen arnett, Lilly Dancyger, Lit Crawl Portland, Malcolm Tariq, Marisa Siegel, Marissa Korbel, Matt Hart, Portland, Portland Book Festival, ross gay, rumpus events, Steph Cha, T Kira Madden, YesYes Books
Dani Burlison discusses ALL OF ME: STORIES OF LOVE, ANGER, AND THE FEMALE BODY.
Tags: abortion, activism, All of Me, All of Me: Stories of Love Anger and the Female Body, anger, anthology, Ariel Gore, Bethany Ridendour, California, Dani Burlison, female bodies, female body, feminism, feminist, Janet Frishberg, Lady Parts, LGBTQ, Lidia Yuknavitch, melissa chadburn, Nayomi Munaweera, PM Press, reproductive rights, Self Care, Starhawk, trans, trans-women, trauma, violence against women, women's anger, women's bodies, women's rights, Yoga, zine, zines
Katie Jean Shinkle discusses her new novel, RUINATION.
Tags: adolescence, Animals Eat Each Other, Ariel Gore, Billy Graham, casey plett, Christianity, coming out, cult, E. Patrick Johnson, Elle Nash, evangelism, flowers, Fred Moten, heteronormativity, Jim Bakker, Katie Jean Shinkle, LGBTQ, Lidia Yuknavitch, Little Fish, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, Maurice Blanchot, Midwest, naomi alderman, No Tea No Shade, patriarchy, pedophile, pedophilia, place, post-apocalyptic, queer, religion, revival, Ruination, Selah Ann Saterstrom, SJ Sindu, Slab, Spuyten Duyvil, Stefano Harney, Steven Dunn, Tammy Faye, teenagers, The Arson People, The Meat and Spirit Plan, The Power, The Small Backs of Children, The Undercommons, vegetation, water & power, We Were Witches, weather
Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!
Tags: Achy Obejas, Ariel Gore, Chloe Benjamin, Frances Payne Adler, Jessica Standfird, Katie Kaput, Leni Zumas, Nina Packebush, Notable Portland, Portland, robert arellano
Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: Ariel Gore, Bay Area, Caille Millner, Charlotte Shane, Claire Marvel, Davey Davis, Don Share, Edie Dillon, Fred Sasaki, Gillian Conoley, Gwen Heistand, Jane Hirshfield, Jeffrey Eugenides, John Hodgman, julia serano, Laura Frost, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Maxine Chernoff, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Peggy Reskin, Peter Gajdics, Rahawa Haile, San Francisco, Sarah Juniper Rabkin, Steven Winn, Thomas Lowe Fleischner, Zoé Samudzi
Ariel Gore discusses her new novel
We Were Witches, why capitalism and the banking system are the real enemies, and finding the limits between memoir and fiction. ...more
Tags: Ariel Gore, Atlas of the Human Heart, banks, Bay Area, Black Wave, Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness, capitalism, Debt, Diane DiPrima, End of Eve, fairy tales, feminism, fiction, gender roles, genre, Girls Like Me, Hip Mama, husbands, Kim Brooks, LGBTQ, magic, magical realism, marriage, Maya Angelou, memoir, Michelle Tea, Mills College, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, Nina Packebush, nonfiction, Oakland, parenting, patriarchy, poverty, queer, Rufi Thorpe, single mother, student loans, teen mom, The Feminist Press, The Mother Trip, We Were Witches, witches, zines, Zoe Zolbrod
Take a quick break from the apocalyptic news and end your week with this list of books to eagerly anticipate (assuming the world doesn’t end) instead!
Tags: A Good Day for Seppuku, Alex Lemon, Alice Anderson, An Unkindness of Ghosts, Andrea Jarrell, Anna Quinn, Ariel Gore, book recommendations, Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, carmen maria machado, celeste ng, Chelsea Martin, Danez Smith, Don't Call Us Dead, Electric Arches, Empty Set, Eve Ewing, Feverland, Gabriel Tallent, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Gayle Brandeis, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Her Body and Other Parties, I'm the One Who Got Away, Jen Cross, Jennifer Egan, Jesmyn Ward, Jon McGregor, Josh Weil, Kamilah Aisha Moon, kate braverman, Katia D. Ulysse, Kaveh Akbar, Little Fires Everywhere, Manhattan Beach, Mouths Don't Speak, My Absolute Darling, reading recommendations, Rene Denfeld, Reservoir 13, Rivers Solomon, Rocket Fantastic, Sing Unburied Sing, Some Bright Morning I'll Fly Away, Starshine & Clay, Swallowing Mercury, The Age of Perpetual Light, The Art of Misdiagnosis, The Child Finder, The Night Child, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, Verónica Gerber Bicecci, We Were Witches, What to Read When, Wioletta Greg, Writing Ourselves Whole
First, in the Saturday Interview, Randall Tyrone talks with writer Keith Newton about his innovative chapbook, A Week of Kindness, which reflects Newton’s fascination with surrealist Max Ernst’s 1933 “collage novel” Une semaine de bonté. Newton shares thoughtful views on organized religion, art as a response to fraying societal bonds, and his childhood and adolescence as a member of a cult. Next, […]
Shame is the haunting that’s hardest to scrub away. ...more
Tags: Ariel Gore, children, cigarettes, dildos, grandmothers, haunted, homosexuality, Jambalaya, Lesbian, lesbians, Luisa Teish, motherhood, Patti Smith, Petaluma, poetry, relationships, San Francisco, Sex, sexuality, shame, tattoos, teen motherhood
This time last year I sat for days with my father in his room at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, recording his voice as he narrated the story of his life. “She’s helping me write my memoirs,” he quipped to the endless parade of nurses passing through to change the dressings on his legs, take […]
Tags: Amy Monticello, Andrew Higgins, Ariel Gore, daughters, Eiren Caffall, fathers, fathers day, Ibi Zoboi, letters in the mail, Martha Bayne, Matthew Daddona, patriarchy, Zoe Zolbrod
First, in the Saturday Essay, Cindy Lamothe writes about Central American street gangs, folklore, and how “more than a decade’s worth of war [has] left El Salvador in an aggressive tailspin of poverty and violence.” Then, Ryan Werner reviews poet Katie Schmid’s collection, forget me / hit me / let me drink great quantities of clear, […]
And maybe that’s the part I shouldn’t tell you: As often as I tried to lock it out, I invited male violence into our home. ...more
Tags: absent fathers, Ariel Gore, bougainvillea, cigarettes, domestic violence, fathers, female violence, male violence, single parents, suicide, the clash, violence
Hip Mama, which started as Ariel Gore’s student project at Mills College in Oakland and debuted as a zine in 1993, elevated Gore to rockstar status