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Posts Tagged: childhood

From the Archive: The Dark All Around Us

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There is still light in the dark. This is the paradox that Little Bear has to accept in order to fall asleep.

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Turning the Lights On

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I feel guilt in the not good enough I carry alongside the not bad enough.

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Bringing to Light: A Gathering and Tethering of Memory in Darla Himeles’s Cleave

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Poems echo, rebound, and speak to one another.

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Creating a Fractured Whole: Megan Culhane Galbraith’s The Guild of the Infant Saviour

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To have lost, found, and then lost again seems especially wrenching, a kind of unmothering.

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A Transcendent Wilderness: Andrew J. Graff’s Raft of Stars

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In particular, Graff’s river is numinous. It’s the center of everything.

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ENOUGH: Undomesticated Dances

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A Rumpus series of work by women, trans, and nonbinary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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Acts of Love: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

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Zauner’s memoir is not a performance, but an act of love, including all the dirty little bits that come with it.

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The More Painful Absence: Keema Waterfield’s Inside Passage

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In this lush and raw account, musicians play, voices harmonize and then separate again, town after Alaska town rolls by… and Waterfield searches for home.

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ENOUGH: Beauty in Bruising

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A Rumpus series of work by women, trans, and nonbinary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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Inner Conversations Projected on a Surface: Bruno K. Öijer’s The Trilogy

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A family’s grief traps generations in a search for insight.

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ENOUGH: Encumber (A Brief History)

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A Rumpus series of work by women, trans, and nonbinary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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Voices on Addiction: Safety in a Blue Light

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Television babysat our family—our thirteen-channel set, reception via a rooftop antenna.

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That’s the Metaphor: A Conversation with Kendra Allen

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Kendra Allen discusses her debut poetry collection, THE COLLECTION PLATE.

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How Beautiful and Rough: A Conversation with Ashley C. Ford

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Ashley C. Ford discusses her debut memoir, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER.

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To Set Asunder: The Separation and Synthesis of Tiana Nobile’s Cleave

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A word becomes a reckoning, a reconciling of contradiction.

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We Are More: Show Me Your Teeth

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Despite growing up in a predominately white suburb, my family never had a white dentist.

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Playing House: A Conversation with Megan Culhane Galbraith

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Megan Culhane Galbraith discusses her debut book, THE GUILD OF THE INFANT SAVIOUR.

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Finding Home in a Cult’s Aftermath: Talking with Ronit Plank

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Ronit Plank discusses her new memoir, WHEN SHE COMES BACK.

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Depths of Story: Who’s Your Daddy by Arisa White

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The inherited wounds cut so deep one wonders if they can ever be fully healed.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: David Biespiel

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“In the act of writing about it and revising it, I’m still having the experience.”

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Voices on Addiction: Family Tree

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The toll I took on people I love can’t be measured. But I want to know.

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