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Wow, Mom!: Mom Genes by Abigail Tucker

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The best books I have read about motherhood have not reassured me that these feelings will resolve.

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A Vocabulary for Apostates

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I needed to reshape the definitions of words that were used against me.

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Exploration and Connection: A Conversation with Oliver de la Paz

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Oliver de la Paz discusses his newest collection, THE BOY IN THE LABYRINTH.

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Monarchs, Motherhood, and Transformation

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These butterflies needed help, and I wanted to deliver them my garden.

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Telling the Story of Now: A Conversation with Valeria Luiselli

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Valeria Luiselli discusses her new novel, LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE.

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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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It’s Just Reality: Talking with Meaghan O’Connell

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Meaghan O’Connell discusses her new memoir, And Now We Have Everything, perfectionism in motherhood and writing, and being pregnant again.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #126: Christopher Zeischegg

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“Being thrust into forced ritualistic closeness does break the ice, but doesn’t guarantee closeness.”

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The Miracle Bowl

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Praise the family that tethers me. Praise the well-used kitchen utensils and scoured mixing bowls and butter knives, thick slabs of jelly on the bread.

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Endless Preparation: Apples and Women’s Work

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It makes sense to me that Johnny Appleseed, a man, would travel God’s earth spreading his profligate seed. And then women are doomed to their lives trying to make that seed into something useful.

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A Hinging Thing: Talking with Maggie Smith

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Maggie Smith discusses her new collection Good Bones, how motherhood has changed her writing, and what it felt like to have a poem go viral.

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Everyone Loves the Pope

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My lover became the Pope. It was the twenty-tens and the Catholic Church wanted to rebrand with Newport cigarettes and Hermes chiseled calves.

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