Co-editors Bruce Owens Grimm, Miguel M. Morales, and Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini discuss FAT AND QUEER.
Tags: anthology, Arielle Greenberg, Bruce Owens Grimm, Carmen Machado, carmen maria machado, community, COVID, COVID-19, editing, Emilia Phillips, fat, Fat and Queer, Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives, fatness, gaining, gatekeepers, gatekeeping, gender, LGBTQ, Miguel M. Morales, pandemic, Publishing, publishing industry, Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando, queer, queerness, Roy G. Guzmán, Sarah Fawn Montgomery, Social Media, Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini, transparency, virtual events, weight, writing community
A look back at the books we reviewed in 2020!
Tags: A Burning, a history of my brief body, A Lucent Fire, A Nail the Evening Hangs On, Aaron Shurin, adam p. frankel, Adèle Barclay, Alexandria Hall, alicia ezekiel-pipkin, alison van houten, Alissa Hattman, All Its Charms, All the Gay Saints, Amelia Possanza, Amina Cain, Amy Woolard, Andre Bagoo, Andrea Cohen, Andrea Long Chu, andrew mckernan, Anna Wiener, Anthropica, apoorva tadepalli, Aria Aber, Ariel Djanikian, Arielle Greenberg, Ashleigh Bryant Phillips, Barbara Berman, bernadette mayer, Bessie Taliaferro, beyond the sea, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Birthright, Blazons, Boat Burned, bodega, book review, book reviews, Build Yourself A Boat, c.m. mesquita, Camonghne Felix, Candice Wuehle, Carl Phillips, Carley Moore, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Charles Yu, Charlotte Pence, Chelsea Rathburn, Children of the Land, Christine Ma-Kellams, CJ Green, Cleanness, code, cody lee, Costalegre, courtney maum, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Danez Smith, David Biespel, David Hollander, David Meischen, David Wallace-Wells, Death Industrial Complex, Deed, descent, Devon Balwit, diane gottlieb, diane zinna, Dorianne Laux, Drifts, Dunce, e. m. franceschini, E.J. Koh, Edward Derby, Emily Kim, Emily Pérez, Every Day We Get More Illegal, Every Writer Has a Thousand Faces, exciting times, females, Field Music, Fractures, Frances Cha, Frozen Charlotte, garth greenwell, George Abraham, ghost/home, Gillian Neimark, Girl, good boy, Gravity Assist, Gregory Emilio, hannah soyer, Hannah V Warren, harrison hill, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, Heidi Andrea Restrepo, Here All Night, Hilary Leichter, holly m. wendt, Home: New Arabic Poems, Homie, How To Know the Flowers, Hugh Sheehy, I Live in the Country & other dirty poems, Ian MacAllen, If I Had Your Face, Indelicacy, index cards, Interior Chinatown, Irene Cooper, J. David, James Sweeney, Jaswinder Bolina, jefferson lee, Jenn Shapland, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Jeri Theriault, Jesi Buell, jessica fu, Jessica J. Lee, jessica smith, jill lepore, Jill McDonough, jody keisner, John Freeman, john l'heureux, Joseph Goosey, josh vigil, Joumana Altallal, Juan Felipe Herrera, juan luis guzman, Julie Marie Wade, Julie R. Enszer, Justin Wymer, Karen Tei Yamashita, karishma jobanputra, Kasey Jueds, Kate O'Donoghue, Kate Zambreno, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Keegan Lester, Keetje Kuipers, Keishel Williams, Kelly Grace Thomas, kelly weber, Kion You, Kristen Millares Young, Kristina Tate, kyle winkler, Kylie Gellatly, Lauren Russell, Lauren Tivey, Lay Studies, leah gaus, leland cheuk, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Lidia Yuknavitch, Life in a Country Album, Life of the Party, Like a Dark Rabbi, lillian howan, lily arnell, Lima :: Limon, Living Weapon, lizzie skurnick, Lydia Kiesling, M Jaime Zuckerman, Magdalena Zurawski, Maggie Doherty, Mandana Chaffa, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Marguerite Duras, marilyn hacker, Mark O’Connell, Martha Silano, mary gaitskill, Mary Ruefle, Maryann Corbett, matt walker, Maw Shein Win, me & other writing, Megha Majumdar, Melinda Copp, Melissa Faliveno, Michael Angel Martín, Michal Zechariah, Molly Spencer, Monica Sok, Monica Uszerowicz, Moroccan Holiday, Moyra Davey, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, Nadia Colburn, naoise dolan, Natalie Diaz, natalie dunn, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Natasha Stagg, Nathalie Handal, Neck of the Woods, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Nicole Stellon O'Donnell, nightingale, Nightshade, No Good Very Bad Asian, no time to spare, Norman Finkelstein, notes from an apocalypse, Obit, Of Color, Olivia Gatwood, Only As the Day Is Long, Paige Lewis, Paisley Rekdal, Patricia Spears jones, Patrick Armstrong, Patsy, Patti Smith, Paul Lynch, philippa snow, Phuong T. Vuong, Porn Carnival, Postcolonial Love Poem, pretty bitches, Quan Barry, Rachel Rabbit White, rachel vorona cote, rebekah taussig, Renaissance Normcore, Richard Powers, Risa Denenberg, robert rosenberger, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, sangamithra iyer, Sansei and Sensibility, sara krolewski, Sarah Haas, Sarah Petersen, Sean Carswell, Sean McCoy, Shy Watson, sitting pretty, sleepovers, sleeveless, Songs of Songs, Space Struck, Steph Cha, Steven Toussaint, Still Life with Mother and Knife, Storage Unit For the Spirit House, Su Hwang, Subduction, Susan de Sola, Sylvie Baumgartel, Taneum Bambrick, temporary, tess michaelson, the all-night sun, The Blue Absolute, the equivalents, The Golden State, the heart is a full-wild beast, The High Shelf, The Inheritance of Haunting, the overstory, The Park, the survivors, The Tiniest Muzzle Sings Songs of Freedom, The Unhabitable Earth, this america, this is pleasure, Tomboyland, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Too Much, Tucker Coombe, two trees make a forest, Uncanny Valley, Ursula K. Le Guin, Vantage, Verge, Veronica Golos, Victoria Chang, we ride upon sticks, Wesley Sexton, year of the monkey, You Are No Longer in Trouble, Your House Will Pay
Every poem in I Live in the Country sells what it’s craving. ...more
Tags: Arielle Greenberg, book review, COVID-19, dennis cooper, Four Way Books, I Live in the Country & other dirty poems, Joseph Goosey, kink, lockdown, pandemic, poems, poetry, poetry review, review, rural America, Sex, sexuality
A writer must push her pleasure into risk, expose herself publicly to strangers with no knowledge of how she might be received, and become something that must be seen. ...more
Tags: (K)ink: Writing While Deviant, Arielle Greenberg, Emily Smith, exhibitionism, exhibitionist, kink, mary gaitskill, personal essay, public sex, Sex, sexuality, shame
A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
Tags: Abigail Bereola, Amy Letter, Arielle Greenberg, catcalls, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, date rape, ENOUGH, feminism, feminist, gaslight, Karissa Chen, lyz lenz, Marisa Siegel, objectification, Racism, rape, Rape culture, Sex, sexism, sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexuality, shame, street harassment, victim, victimization
It is about the essential parts of story. The bones. The steel rods and rings. The skin that goes white with tension. Tolerating that kind of discomfort takes practice, yes, but it is exhilarating. ...more
Tags: (K)ink: Writing While Deviant, Arielle Greenberg, bondage, childhood, Claire Rudy Foster, Comics, compression garments, fetish, kink, lydia davis, proust, Sex, strunk and white, Superboy, superman, Wonder Woman
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
Trauma steals meaning and expression. BDSM and writing create them. ...more
Tags: Arielle Greenberg, bdsm, Casual Encounters, conflict, craigslist, creative nonfiction, Denver, dissociation, Domme, Dream, dungeon, experimentation, handcuffs, harassment, Jennifer Elliot, rape, safeword, Sex, sexual assault, stalked, stalkers, stalking, storytelling, Top, trauma
Arielle Greenberg talks about her new collection,
Locally Made Panties, the possibility of feminist pornography, and curating her Rumpus column, (K)ink: Writing While Deviant. ...more
Tags: (K)ink: Writing While Deviant, Arielle Greenberg, charles simic, clothing, consumerism, creative nonfiction, essays, fashion, femininity, feminism, feminist, Fifty Shades of Grey, Given, Gurlesque, Home/Birth, James Mullineaux, Lara Glenum, Locally Made Panties, motherhood, My Kafka Century, nonfiction, poetry, Politics, pornography, prose poems, Rachel Zucker, Russell Edson, Sex, Shortbus, Slice, Starting Today, stillborn, vintage erotica, Women Poets on Mentorship
Famous people are of course the repositories for the hopes, dreams, and shames of the non famous. Arielle Greenberg, editor of Rumpus series (K)ink: Writing While Deviant, writes searchingly about herself, Eileen Myles, poetry, and fame for the Poetry Foundation.
In this ongoing series, writers in all genres explore the intersection between our literary lives and practices and our BDSM and fetishistic lives and practices.
Tags: (K)ink: Writing While Deviant, Arielle Greenberg, Captain Hook, Dossie Easton, fantasy, Gestalt, Girlfag, Janet W. Hardy, Peter Pan, projection, Sex, sexual fantasy, spanking, The Ethical Slut
Elisa Albert discusses her new novel,
After Birth, postpartum depression, childbearing, and the misogyny of modern medicine in pathologizing the normal processes of birth and the female body. ...more
Tags: After Birth, anger, Arielle Greenberg, babies, Baby, Barbara Ehrenreich, birth, bodies, childbearing, Columbia University’s School of the Arts, depression, doula, fathers, female friendship, feminism, gender equality, How This Night is Different, Ina May Gaskin, Jennifer Block, midwife, misogyny, motherhood, mothers, Naomi Wolf, Netherlands, parents, patriarchy, Penny Simkin, postpartum depression, ppd, pro-choice, Rachel Zucker, Robbie Davis-Floyd, Shin Yu Pai, The Book of Dahlia, time magazine, trauma