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Posts Tagged: church

Asking the Right Questions: Yaa Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom

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Transcendent Kingdom becomes an experiment in itself.

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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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Complicating Unhelpful Binaries: Talking with Deesha Philyaw

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Deesha Philyaw discusses her debut story collection, THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES.

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Holding Uncertainty: Talking with Teresa Carmody

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Teresa Carmody discusses her debut novel, THE RECONCEPTION OF MARIE.

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Out of What Remains: Talking with Jacinta V. White

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Jacinta V. White discusses her collection of poetry, RESURRECTING THE BONES.

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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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Resistance Against Erasure: Talking with Marianne Chan

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Marianne Chan discusses her debut poetry collection, ALL HEATHENS.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Wild Animals

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I searched in its beady eyes and tried to find a motherly warmth.

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Voices on Addiction: A Body Full of Ghosts

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I’ve known since I was a child that the world is ending. I felt it in my bones.

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All These Ostriches: A Conversation with R. Eric Thomas

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R. Eric Thomas discusses his debut memoir-in-essays, HERE FOR IT.

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You Have to Look For It: A Conversation with Cameron Dezen Hammon

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Cameron Dezen Hammon discusses her debut memoir, THIS IS MY BODY.

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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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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Malcolm Tariq

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Malcolm Tariq discusses his debut collection, HEED THE HOLLOW.

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Leveling Up: A Conversation with Lyz Lenz

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Lyz Lenz discusses her debut book, GOD LAND.

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Truth through Fiction: Talking with Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Nicole Dennis-Benn discusses her second novel, PATSY.

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Look at How the Bullets Have Missed

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I praise everyone I can still touch, their warmth a violent protest against the cold weapons of death.

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Guns or No Guns: Mental Health Crisis in Schools

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I do the best I can to reach out to those I see isolated or disturbed, but I have to also be careful I don’t make myself a target.

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How The Keepers Reframes Confession as a Feminist Act

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Critics have noted how The Keepers is similar to other prestige documentaries but with a significant difference—its focus on the victims and their stories.

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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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