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Posts Tagged: deaf

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Ilya Kaminsky

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Ilya Kaminsky discusses his new collection, DEAF REPUBLIC.

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Burned In The Melting Pot

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At Guernica, Sara Nović condemns the linguistic dismissal of American Sign Language and questions the overwhelming primacy of spoken English. She attributes this erasure of Deaf culture not only to widespread misconceptions about disability, but also to the insatiable American desire to steamroll all forms of difference it encounters: No savior narrative can be extracted; no […]

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Read My Lips (Or At Least Try To, It’s Pretty Difficult)

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For Stanford Magazine, Stanford master’s student Rachel Kolb describes what it’s like navigating the world of the hearing when you were born deaf, with a particular focus on reading lips. As it turns out, lip-reading isn’t nearly as accurate as movies and TV shows make it out to be—especially if the speaker has a foreign accent. […]

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