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Posts Tagged: colonialism

A Generational Story Not Being Told: Talking with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore discusses BETWEEN CERTAIN DEATH AND A POSSIBLE FUTURE.

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Woven Fibers and Broken Threads: Katherine Agyemaa Agard’s of colour

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To be imbricated in hundreds of years of colonial violence is to be entangled in colorist logics and stories of loss and belonging that are rarely linear or singular.

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Finding Meaning at the Edge of Reality: Talking with Elissa Washuta

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Elissa Washuta discusses her new essay collection, WHITE MAGIC.

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Reading Whitman While White

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It is only by holding Whitman accountable for all of his language that we can also love other parts of his language and poetics.

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Writing from the Bottom: Active Reception by Noah Ross

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Active Reception writes into the place where language fails.

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You Can’t Stop Rivers from Running: Talking with Rajiv Mohabir

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Rajiv Mohabir discusses ANTIMAN and CUTLISH.

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Where Else Can We Be This Free?: Talking with ire’ne lara silva

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ire’ne lara silva discusses her third poetry collection, CUICACALLI/HOUSE OF SONG.

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A Universe of Enterprising Divas: Raphael Cormack‘s Midnight in Cairo

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In Midnight in Cairo, the lives of the enterprising divas are interlinked.

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A Space to Include the Excess: Talking with Janice Lee

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Janice Lee discusses her new novel, IMAGINE A DEATH.

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On Trauma, Memory, and Language: Talking with Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

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Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi discusses her new novel, SAVAGE TONGUES.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Aruni Kashyap

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“[T]he testimonial form is rebellious; it says that it will record what the state tried to erase.”

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Experience What We Experience: A Conversation with Adam Thompson

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Adam Thompson discusses his debut story collection, BORN INTO THIS.

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On Monsters and Mythology: A Conversation with Alex DiFrancesco

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Alex DiFrancesco discusses their new story collection, TRANSMUTATION.

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Both Trauma and Sin: Elizabeth Miki Brina’s Speak, Okinawa

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Speak, Okinawa is masterful at describing the internal dissonance that mixed race children can feel.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Callum Angus

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“When I first came out as trans, I learned a lot from trans youth; they taught me so much.”

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Belonging Is Everything: Talking with Georgina Lawton

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Georgina Lawton discusses her debut memoir, RACELESS.

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A Myriad Reckoning: Seismic: Seattle, City of Literature

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The collective reimagining in Seismic calls for literary revolution.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Robin Gow

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“I always knew I wanted to write a queer saint holy book.”

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A Language for Extinction: Zaina Alsous’s A Theory of Birds

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And if you ask of her to come to you, her answer is refusal.

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Drip

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But I think durag because, well, I’ve seen plenty in my life.

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Reading the Landscape of the Past: Jessica J. Lee’s Two Trees Make a Forest

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Learning to read a landscape can reveal a deep history.

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What Am I Fighting For?: A Conversation with Deborah A. Miranda

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Deborah A. Miranda discusses her new collection of poetry, ALTAR FOR BROKEN THINGS.

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Beloved Names and Incantatory Powers: heidi andrea restrepo rhodes’s The Inheritance of Haunting

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And so it is an exorcism, yes, but also a song.

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The Cost of Liberation: Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Patsy’s imagined freedom in America, she discovers almost immediately, was an illusion.

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The World Is on Fire: Living Weapon by Rowan Ricardo Phillips

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A democratic art, the poet says, will take us through. Come November, vote.

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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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Acclimation

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Such distinguished hybridity joined us all, animal and human, in a lonely, exclusive tribe.

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Form Revealing Itself: A Conversation with Liz Prato

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Liz Prato discusses her essay collection VOLCANOES, PALM TREES, AND PRIVILEGE.

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Others Would Tell Me Nothing Is Mine: Talking with Barbara Jane Reyes

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Barbara Jane Reyes discusses her new collection, LETTERS TO A YOUNG BROWN GIRL.

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Living Memory Keepers: Talking with Alicia Elliott

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Alicia Elliott discusses her essay collection, A MIND SPREAD OUT ON THE GROUND.

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