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On Resilience, Tender Rituals, and Responsible Love: Talking with Kiese Laymon

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Kiese Laymon discusses the revised HOW TO SLOWLY KILL YOURSELF AND OTHERS IN AMERICA.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Erin Belieu

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Erin Belieu discusses her new collection, COME-HITHER HONEYCOMB.

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Stitching the Sea Together: A Conversation with Kathryn Smith

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Kathryn Smith discusses her new poetry collection, SELF-PORTRAIT WITH CEPHALOPOD.

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Sleeping with Myself

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I exist in a field of landmines, never quite sure when one will go off or why.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Robin Gow

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“I always knew I wanted to write a queer saint holy book.”

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The Power of the Word: Talking with Roberto Lovato

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Roberto Lovato discusses his new memoir, UNFORGETTING.

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Rites of Passage: Steven Toussaint’s Lay Studies

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We are liturgical animals, Toussaint’s poems suggest, designed to satisfy some ultimate desire with worship.

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Queer, Magicked Reality: A Conversation with JD Scott

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JD Scott discusses their new story collection, MOONFLOWER, NIGHTSHADE, ALL THE HOURS OF THE DAY.

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Frenetic, Excitable, and Direct: Sylvie Baumgartel’s Song of Songs

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This poem lets her—the speaker and Baumgartel—be too much.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Chrissy Stroop and Lauren O’Neal

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Co-editors Chrissy Stroop and Lauren O’Neal discuss their new anthology, EMPTY THE PEWS.

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Otherwordly: Talking with Rosebud Ben-Oni

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Rosebud Ben-Oni discusses her new collection, TURN AROUND, BRXGHT XYXS.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Eve L. Ewing

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Eve L. Ewing discusses her new collection, 1919.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Peter Mishler

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Peter Mishler discusses his debut collection, Fludde, the effect of ritual on poems, and childhood psychology.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sarah Blake

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Sarah Blake discusses her new collection, Let’s Not Live on Earth, questions in poems, monsters, and the challenge of writing a dystopia.

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Dispatches from the Swamp: The Babble in the Bubble

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To the extent that America—that great big word that makes us all so anxious—exists at all, it exists as a vast and noisy sheet of bubble wrap.

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What to Read When You Need to Understand Corrupt Families

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As we wait for the latest Trump crisis-slash-scandal to shake out, here is a list of great books about terrible families.

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Daddy Issues

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What I’m saying is I was a fucking wreck and it’s not my dad’s fault.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Salt

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A flash-fire covered the horizon all around and behind her, and my mother glowed genuine blue. I saw her skeleton, or maybe her white-hot soul. Something flew up and around our heads.

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The Rumpus Interview with Emily Barton

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Emily Barton discusses dieselpunk, genderqueer magic, and the collaboration between reader and writer in her latest novel, The Book of Esther.

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Keeping It Real

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Sometimes God needs to cut the crap and level with his devotees. As we enter the final week of regular posts at The Toast, Mallory Ortberg has given us an updated translation of such moments: But you, son of man, can I just be honest with you for a minute? Do not be rebellious like that rebellious […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Chanan Tigay

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Author Chanan Tigay discusses the complicated man at the heart of The Lost Book of Moses, the anxieties of writing true stories, how much to withhold from your reader—and tells a few jokes about creative nonfiction.

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