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What to Read When You’re Mad Enough to Burn It Down

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Lilly Dancyger shares a reading list to celebrate BURN IT DOWN: WOMEN WRITING ABOUT ANGER.

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Laying Bare Our Truths: A Conversation with Marika Lindholm

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Marika Lindholm discusses WE GOT THIS: SOLO MOM STORIES OF GRIT, HEART, AND HUMOR.

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What to Read When You’re Looking for Desire

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Melissa Matthewson shares a reading list to celebrate TRACING THE DESIRE LINE.

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What to Read When the Patriarchy’s Got You Down

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Contributors to INDELIBLE IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS share a reading list to fight the patriarchy blues.

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What to Read When You’re Crip and Unafraid

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Meg Day and Niki Herd share a reading list to celebrate LAURA HERSHEY: ON THE LIFE & WORK OF AN AMERICAN MASTER.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Nicole Dennis-Benn discusses her second novel, PATSY.

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A Live Ember: Stephanie Strickland’s How the Universe Is Made

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Over time, Strickland’s lines themselves grow wild, less uniform in their patterns of indentation. Like root structures deep in the ground, they branch in many directions.

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Mixed Feelings: A Valentine to Aging Women

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Letting go of these ideas about a woman’s value feels like the obvious thing to do, but it’s really hard.

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A Séance of a Book: Talking with Allie Rowbottom

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Allie Rowbottom discusses her debut memoir, JELL-O GIRLS.

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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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We’re All Unreliable Narrators: Talking with R.O. Kwon

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R.O. Kwon discusses her debut novel, THE INCENDIARIES.

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The Thread: Goddesses and Monsters

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Let’s take the women in our lives, and the women who came before us, off the pedestals but also, out of the graves of irrelevancy.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Feminism

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We here at The Rumpus matriarchy are celebrating all of our feminist “mothers” this Mother’s Day!

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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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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Women’s History

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Rumpus editors select writing that speaks to women’s history—past, present, and future.

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What to Read When You Want to Read about Feminist Saints

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A list from Julia Pierpont to celebrate the release of The Little Book of Feminist Saints.

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The Text Is My Body: A Conversation with Gabrielle Civil

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Performance artist and poet Gabrielle Civil discusses her book, Swallow the Fish, how technology has shaped reactions to female nudity, and the importance of risking change.

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More Than Just a Single Identity: A Conversation with Camille T. Dungy

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Camille T. Dungy discusses her prose debut, Guidebook to Relative Strangers, traveling across America as a black mother, and spaces of inclusion and exclusion.

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What to Read When It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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A list of books that offer various ways to understand what breast cancer means in our lives, individually and collectively.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Lisa Factora-Borchers

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Lisa Factora-Borchers talks about being a Catholic feminist, writing across genres, and pushing back against a singular narrative about New York.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #87: Kai Cheng Thom

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Rarely is birth silent for anyone involved. Silence, instead, is a learned phenomena. Unlearning silence can become its own birth, as it seems in Kai Cheng Thom’s debut poetry collection a place called No Homeland, opening with, “diaspora babies, we are born of pregnant pauses.” Pausing for readers to meet her at this natal location […]

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Where You Put It on the Line: A Conversation with Mychal Denzel Smith

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Mychal Denzel Smith discusses his debut nonfiction book Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, how the activist space has changed in recent years, and who he is writing for.

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This Week in Trumplandia

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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent and relevant content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy, toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your communities, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just […]

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tara Betts

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Tara Betts discusses her newest collection, Break the Habit, the burden placed on black women artists to be both artist and activist, and why writing is rooted in identity.

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Poetry as Peace Work

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Over at Los Angeles Review of Books, Leah Mirakhor engages poet Robin Coste Lewis, 2015 National Book Award winner of Voyage of the Sable Venus, in deep and generous conversation about writing and life. Coste Lewis remembers Audre Lorde as a poet who “refused to condescend to her readers,” and who was a great inspiration to […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Josie Pickens

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Josie Pickens talks about building relationships through blogging, changing the narrative around black women in America, and eradicating silence through storytelling.

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