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Rumpus Exclusive: Cover Reveal for Foreshadow

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An exclusive first look at the cover of the forthcoming collection, Foreshadow!

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Dancing Separate, Together

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There’s no eye contact, no touch, no damp embraces.

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Bald-headed Muthaf*cker

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Healing is slow. Fast. Slow again.

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Love and Loss in the Time of Pandemics: Talking with Paul Lisicky

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Paul Lisicky discusses his new memoir, LATER: MY LIFE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD.

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Interrogating Grief: A Converstion with Victoria Chang

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Victoria Chang discusses her new poetry collection, OBIT.

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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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Soft Parts

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What appealed to me most about furry culture was how it created a space for softness to be worn on the outside.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #208: Stephen Van Dyck

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“This reality is so much dustier, smellier, and bitterer than it seems through a screen.”

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Food in Times of Need: Eat Joy edited by Natalie Eve Garrett

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This book begs to be flipped through and read with leisure.

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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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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #190: R.L. Maizes

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“We all fail to do the right thing some of the time.”

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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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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton

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Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton discusses SHAPES OF NATIVE NONFICTION.

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Intersecting and Diverging Narratives: Talking with Michele Filgate

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Michele Filgate discusses her forthcoming anthology, WHAT MY MOTHER AND I DON’T TALK ABOUT.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #144: Cathy Linh Che

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“I think a safe space is one of deep listening and deep caring.”

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A Community of the People: Tommy Orange’s There There

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THERE THERE does not settle, it unsettles.

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Moments within Days within Seasons: Talking with Alicia Mountain

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Alicia Mountain discusses her debut collection, High Ground Coward, the surveillance state, and queer representation in the poetry world. 

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How Do You Want to Be Wrong?: Talking with Madhu H. Kaza

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Madhu H. Kaza discusses the anthology, Kitchen Table Translation, ways to engage with history, and seeing translation as a continual crossover.

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In the Wake of His Damage

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To be named, and yet not named. Something broke in me when I read his synopsis of us, as if I had been summarily dismissed after twenty long years.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Renee Simms

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Renee Simms discusses her debut collection, Meet Behind Mars, leaving law to become a writer, and writing through major life changes.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Kaveh Akbar

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Kaveh Akbar discusses his new collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf, finding community in poetry, books on craft, and mining the supernatural for poems.

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Basura

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[T]erms like “white trash” and basura most accurately reveal those who are doing the defining. Consider what we throw away, and why. Look at what we throw away. Think about the reasons why.

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The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #29: Poetry Is an Affliction

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On Thursday night, May 25, an amazing event will take place outside a BART train station in the Mission District of San Francisco, as it has every Thursday night for the past fourteen years. If you were to pass by, you might not even notice what is taking place. The corner of 16th Street and Mission […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, a woman mysteriously becomes pregnant with a lizard egg in a short story at Guernica that is weird, funny, and surprisingly sweet. By Benjamin Schaefer, Prose Editor of Fairy Tale Review, “Lizard-Baby” explores themes of motherhood, difference, and community, and all through the fresh new lens of immaculate lizard-birth.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Against Hatred

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We poets do not believe the world belongs to us. Our existence is a miracle, and yet we know our world is limited.

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