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Posts Tagged: class inequality

The Best of Brevity: A Roundtable Discussion on Flash Nonfiction

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With Deesha Philyaw, Jaquira Díaz, Danielle Gellar, and Torrey Peters.

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A Chorus of Voices: Talking with Melissa Faliveno

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Melissa Faliveno discusses her debut essay collection, TOMBOYLAND.

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Identity Politics and the English Language: Naoise Dolan’s Exciting Times

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Who “owns” the English language?

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Loving Something That May Destroy Us: A Conversation with Angie Cruz

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Angie Cruz discusses her newest novel, DOMINICANA.

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Re-Contextualizing Dolly Parton in Her Full Glory: Talking with Sarah Smarsh

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Sarah Smarsh discusses her new book, SHE COME BY IT NATURAL.

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An Obligation to Dream: Talking with Noé Álvarez

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Noé Álvarez discusses his debut memoir, SPIRIT RUN.

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To Make Some Beauty: Talking with brian g. gilmore

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Poet brian g. gilmore discusses his newest collection, COME SEE ABOUT ME, MARVIN.

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No Unnecessary Touching: A Conversation with C. Kubasta

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C. Kubasta discusses her new collection, ABJECTIFICATION: STORIES & TRUTHS.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: La Yegüita

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The hit below the belt worked. A jab like that was the quickest way to protect one’s denial.

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The Privilege of Anxiety: Mark O’Connell’s Notes from an Apocalypse

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What does our “future-dread,” as O’Connell puts it, show us about our own lives in the present?

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Always the Story First: A Conversation with Jenny Bhatt

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Jenny Bhatt discusses her debut story collection, EACH OF US KILLERS.

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I Wrote a Road Trip through the Apocalypse, Then We Drove It

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I won’t say I brought this on myself, but I wrote it. I wrote it myself.

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Building and Building: Talking with Patricia Spears Jones

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Patricia Spears Jones discusses her body of work, the future of poetry, and more.

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This Off-Kilter Triangle: A Conversation with Leah Hampton

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Leah Hampton discusses her debut collection, F*CKFACE AND OTHER STORIES.

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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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