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Posts Tagged: death

Laughing Through It: Emily Austin’s Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead

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Morbid humor exists for a reason: to poke fun at our inevitable ends and lighten its emotional load.

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Reclaiming the Roots of Self-Care: A Conversation with Nneka M. Okona

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Nneka M. Okona discusses her new book, SELF-CARE FOR GRIEF.

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Lamentation for Songbirds

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If the birds were first, other small things would surely follow, and we are the caretakers of small things.

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Bones of Buried Kings

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What makes a body violable? This jaw, a piece of evidence. This body, the remains of a life.

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Acts of Love: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

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Zauner’s memoir is not a performance, but an act of love, including all the dirty little bits that come with it.

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Inner Conversations Projected on a Surface: Bruno K. Öijer’s The Trilogy

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A family’s grief traps generations in a search for insight.

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Voices on Addiction: System Failure

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“Was it vodka?” Mama said. Her voice had cracks in it. Why ask? She knew.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “The Human”

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Man was living on the moon but Medicare was still a disaster.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Barong

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Appearance aside, my boss took his work seriously.

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We Are Not Gods: Talking with Elizabeth Ellen

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Elizabeth Ellen discusses her new story collection, HER LESSER WORK.

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Poetry as Incantation: Talking with Andrea Actis

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Andrea Actis discusses her debut book, GREY ALL OVER.

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Accidental Altars

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Choose, the specter points in opposite directions.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Daddies and Sons

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When Jeb was old enough to have a family of his own, he hardly ever laid hands on his boys.

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Omayra (In Other Words)

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I wonder, then, what it is to die. Perhaps to die is a matter of location.

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Uncollapsing Memory: A Conversation with Vince Granata

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Vince Granata discusses his debut memoir, EVERYTHING IS FINE.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Laraine Herring

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“That’s the power of art, I think. It is transformative. It can love us all back home.”

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We Are More: The Docent and the Novelist

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I’ve been explaining the Armenian Genocide all my life.

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