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Posts Tagged: Cathy Park Hong

When Background Becomes Foreground: Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown

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Chinatown comes to vivid life in Yu’s hands.

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Notable Online: 5/31–6/6

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate APIA Heritage Month

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Rumpus editors share a list of new and forthcoming books to celebrate APIA Heritage Month!

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Moments of Reawakening: Talking with Cathy Park Hong

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Cathy Park Hong discusses MINOR FEELINGS: AN ASIAN AMERICAN RECKONING.

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Circuitous Journeys: Talking with Sejal Shah

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Sejal Shah discusses her debut essay collection, THIS IS ONE WAY TO DANCE.

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Panning for Gold: A Conversation with C Pam Zhang

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C Pam Zhang discusses her debut novel, HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD.

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Notable Online: 3/22–3/28

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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Notable San Francisco: 3/11–3/17

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Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 3/9–3/15

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable NYC: 2/22–2/28

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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What to Read When 2020 Is Just Around the Corner

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Books releasing in the first half of 2020 that we can’t wait to read!

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Notable NYC: 11/2–11/8

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 4/27–5/3

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 4/13–4/19

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 11/3–11/9

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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What to Read When the World Is Ending

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Books to read in this fraught political moment.

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Interrogating the English Language with Safiya Sinclair

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To be forced to speak in the language of the colonist, the language of the oppressor, while also carrying within us the storm of Jamaican patois, we live under a constant hurricane of our doubleness.

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Notable NYC: 1/14–1/20

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Saturday 1/14: Carol Becker, Luisa Greenfield, Akil Kirlew, Caroline Koebel, Mark Roth, Morgan O’Hara, and Rachel Stevens celebrate the release of the latest issue of ELSE Journal. Powerhouse, 6 p.m., free. Carrie Bennett, Aimee Harrison, Marco Maisto, Kevin Mclellan, and Travis A. Sharp read with Small Portions. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Chris Santiago

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Chris Santigo on his new collection Tula, writing a multilingual text, and the connections between music and writing poetry.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Solmaz Sharif

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Solmaz Sharif discusses her new collection Look, the difference between nearness and similarity, and the level of ownership we have over stories.

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About That Kenny Goldsmith Piece in the New Yorker

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We ran a blog post earlier today about Alec Wilkinson’s pretty crap piece about Kenny Goldsmith in the New Yorker which we characterized as “refreshingly even-handed.” That description is only accurate if you define even-handed as a several-thousand word tongue-bath in the pages of a huge magazine which both ignored and dismissed many of Goldsmith’s critics. We […]

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Poets of Color and the Avant-Garde

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In a provocative piece for the latest issue of Lana Turner, Cathy Park Hong takes the self-appointed avant-garde movement to task for its all-too-traditional track record on race and identity politics. Park Hong writes: The avant-garde’s “delusion of whiteness” is the luxurious opinion that anyone can be “post-identity” and can casually slip in and out […]

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