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The Thread: Hairy Mary Full of Grace

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What a strange depiction. Mary, mother of Jesus, covered in hair.

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Reimagining Jesus: A Conversation with Savannah Sipple

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Savannah Sipple discusses her debut collection, WWJD AND OTHER POEMS.

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Both the Wound and the Healing: Talking with Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

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Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman discusses her debut memoir, SOUNDS LIKE TITANIC.

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Smoke Screen

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I am an oracle who, while dispensing answers to all those who seek them, cannot predict my own future.

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Writing Back to History: A Conversation with Kiese Laymon

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Kiese Laymon discusses his new memoir, HEAVY.

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Smart Girls, Weird Magic: Talking with Kendra Fortmeyer

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Kendra Fortmeyer discusses her first novel, HOLE IN THE MIDDLE.

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A Lumpy, Misshapen Book: Talking with Elissa Washuta

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Elissa Washuta discusses her chapbook, STARVATION MODE.

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Form as Container: Samantha Zighelboim’s The Fat Sonnets

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Zighelboim almost has to break the form into pieces in order to speak; a fourteen-word poem is really only the echo of a sonnet.

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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 Keep Calm and Carry On

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Your mind doesn’t play tricks on you. You play tricks on your mind.

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Black Panther and Strong Women

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I saw myself on the big screen—the strong black woman that I am, and the stronger black woman I aspire to become.

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Mothering Our Children and Ourselves: Molly Caro May’s Body Full of Stars

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As May moves through what she now calls her “postpartum challenge,” she does not return to her old self, but instead becomes someone new.

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Fitting In

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Without men around to impress, I discovered my own taste—what desire meant beyond the desire to be desirable.

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