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Posts Tagged: class inequality

Quiet, Radical Defiance: The Equivalents by Maggie Doherty

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Education, work, study: these were not simply a means to an end.

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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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Arrest Record

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A Black boy, no matter how young, was not a child. He was a future criminal.

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Constant Motion: Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

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More than a longing for an origin story, Hernandez Castillo’s memoir is an attempt to bring the invisible to light.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #221: Noah C. Lekas

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“Hopefully, the takeaway is the journey.”

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Poetry as Archeology: Talking with Roy G. Guzmán

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Roy G. Guzmán discusses their debut collection, CATRACHOS.

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On Loss of Land and Loss of Girlhood: Taneum Bambrick’s Vantage

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Girlhood remains, like the land, a constant site of male fascination, desire, and violence.

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Something to React To: A Conversation with Ivy Pochoda

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Ivy Pochoda discusses her newest novel, THESE WOMEN.

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Abstracting Yourself: A Conversation with Robin Hemley

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Robin Hemley discusses his new essay collection, BORDERLINE CITIZEN.

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Owning the Narrative: A Conversation with Megan Fernandes

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Megan Fernandes discusses her new collection of poetry, GOOD BOYS.

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To Pimp a Mockingbird: A Lesson Plan

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Literacy, you know firsthand, is a tool, is a motivator, is the beat of education.

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The Privilege of Art: Courtney Maum’s Costalegre

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There is no real freedom to create art, only the obligation to wealth.

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Between Illusion and Reality: A Conversation with Erin Pringle

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Erin Pringle discusses her debut novel, HEZADA! I MISS YOU.

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Moral Fiction: Talking with Brandon Taylor

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Brandon Taylor discusses his debut novel, REAL LIFE.

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Your Schooling Is Your Voice: Talking with Abi Daré

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Abi Daré discusses her debut novel, THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE.

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Rendering Memory: A Conversation with Abby Frucht

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Abby Frucht discusses her first collection of poetry, MAIDS.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #205: Beth Alvarado

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“For me, when I write nonfiction, my mind moves from the outside to the inside.”

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The Good, the Bad, and the Unf*ckwittable: Talking with Ron A. Austin

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Ron A. Austin discusses his debut novel, AVERY COLT IS A THIEF, A SNAKE, A LIAR.

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No One Is Disposable: Talking with Emma Copley Eisenberg

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Emma Copley Eisenberg discusses THE THIRD RAINBOW GIRL.

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Scientific, Healing Magic: How to Know the Flowers by Jessica Smith

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A poem by Jessica Smith yields the feeling that atoms of meaning vibrate, then come together.

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Off the Grid: Talking with Jamie Beth Cohen

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Jamie Beth Cohen discusses her debut novel, WASTED PRETTY.

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Love Story as Case Study: A Conversation with Rheea Mukherjee

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Rheea Mukherjee discusses her debut novel, THE BODY MYTH.

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What Would a Woman of Color Do?

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How do we transcend generations of trauma and let go of our burdensome past?

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Art Is Everything: Talking with Alex DiFrancesco

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Alex DiFrancesco discusses their new novel, ALL CITY.

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ENOUGH: Good Girls Don’t Sing

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

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #193: C.J. Farley

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“My novel tries to write the contributions of men and women of color back in.”

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