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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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Cultural Attunement and “Otherness”: A Conversation with Aimee Liu

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Aimee Liu discusses her new novel, GLORIOUS BOY.

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The Virus

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In the eyes of some, we’re worse than disease vectors: we are the disease.

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Tripping the Ekphrastic Fantastic: Talking with Miah Jeffra

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Miah Jeffra discusses their new book, THE FABULOUS EKPHRASTIC FANTASTIC!.

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Zones of Paradox: A Conversation with Billy-Ray Belcourt

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Billy-Ray Belcourt discusses his new book, A HISTORY OF MY BRIEF BODY.

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Disrupting Language Hierarchies: Talking with Judith Santopietro

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Judith Santopietro discusses TIAWANAKU. POEMAS DE LA MADRE COQA/POEMS FROM THE MOTHER COQA.

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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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An Exploration of Belonging: Talking with Donna Hemans

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Donna Hemans discusses her new novel, TEA BY THE SEA.

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Bodies Are Not Metaphors: Talking with Brit Bennett

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Brit Bennett discusses her second novel, THE VANISHING HALF.

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Tracing the Fractures: A Conversation with Kristen Millares Young

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Kristen Millares Young discusses her debut novel, SUBDUCTION.

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Living with Our Ghosts: A Conversation with Maisy Card

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Maisy Card discusses her debut novel, THESE GHOSTS ARE FAMILY.

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Ways to Become Unpinnable: Talking with Natalie Diaz

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Natalie Diaz discusses her new collection, POSTCOLONIAL LOVE POEM.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers

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Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers discusses her new collection, THE TILT TORN AWAY FROM THE SEASONS.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Lisbon, the Truncated City”

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Our love of the superfluous is helpful in better understanding ourselves.

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The Fraught Nature of Belonging: Nathalie Handal’s Life in a Country Album

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Each poem opens a window into cities and vocabularies of exile.

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Colonialism as Alien Invasion: Cadwell Turnbull’s The Lesson

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What if the arrival of alien life wasn’t the future, but just another recapitulation of our bloody past?

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Negotiating Girlhood: A Conversation with Jaquira Díaz

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Jaquira Díaz discusses her debut memoir, ORDINARY GIRLS.

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Four Continents, Three Families, One Nation: Talking with Namwali Serpell

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Namwali Serpell discusses her debut novel, THE OLD DRIFT.

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Jane Austen in Pakistan: A Conversation with Soniah Kamal

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Soniah Kamal discusses her forthcoming novel, UNMARRIAGABLE.

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