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Posts Tagged: debut collection

To Set Asunder: The Separation and Synthesis of Tiana Nobile’s Cleave

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A word becomes a reckoning, a reconciling of contradiction.

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Word by Word, Brick by Brick: Christine Larusso’s There Will Be No More Daughters

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In other words: Larusso does some remarkably heavy lifting in this book.

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Exorcising Whiteness: Khalisa Rae’s Ghost in a Black Girl’s Throat

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Rae presents America as seen through Black girls’ eyes, experienced by our bodies.

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Desire for Depth and Closeness: Talking with Laurel Nakanishi

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Laurel Nakanishi discusses her debut poetry collection, ASHORE.

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Carrying the Stories of Our Ancestors: A Conversation with Anjali Enjeti

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Anjali Enjeti discusses SOUTHBOUND and THE PARTED EARTH.

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A Poet of Ecology: Talking with Kate Gaskin

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Kate Gaskin discusses her debut collection, FOREVER WAR.

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Working from Memories of Memories: A Conversation with Lauren Hough

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Lauren Hough discusses her debut essay collection, LEAVING ISN’T THE HARDEST THING.

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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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Allowing for Breathing Room: A Conversation with Jessica Lind Peterson

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Jessica Lind Peterson discusses her debut essay collection, SOUND LIKE TRAPPED THUNDER.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Mike Alberti

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“I think about loss as echoes or circular structures.”

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Why We Believe What We Believe: A Conversation with Dantiel W. Moniz

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Dantiel W. Moniz discusses her debut story collection, MILK BLOOD HEAT.

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The Violent and the Sensual: original kink by Jubi Arriola-Headley

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Violence can be turned around, turned into pleasure, or an act of freedom, or an act of defiance.

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Complicating Unhelpful Binaries: Talking with Deesha Philyaw

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Deesha Philyaw discusses her debut story collection, THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES.

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Freedom Knows Who We Are: Talking with Kelly Harris-DeBerry

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Kelly Harris-DeBerry discusses her debut poetry collection, FREEDOM KNOWS MY NAME.

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The Complex Disability Representation We Need: Rebekah Taussig’s Sitting Pretty

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What Taussig does, then, is ground these ideas in reality through her own lived experiences.

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History as a Bridge to Belonging: A Conversation with Caroline Kim

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Caroline Kim discusses her debut collection, THE PRINCE OF MOURNFUL THOUGHTS AND OTHER STORIES.

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Documenting Existence: Deed by Justin Wymer

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Wymer is grappling with survival, with the cost of the duplicity of identity.

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Revisiting and Reinventing the Body: A Conversation with Destiny O. Birdsong

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Destiny O. Birdsong discusses her debut poetry collection, NEGOTIATIONS.

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A Chorus of Voices: Talking with Melissa Faliveno

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Melissa Faliveno discusses her debut essay collection, TOMBOYLAND.

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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 Sound of Beginning: Birthright by George Abraham

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These poems present a challenge to the typically imposed strictures of ownership, narrative, and solution.

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Through a Prism: A Conversation with Sarah Kasbeer

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Sarah Kasbeer discusses her debut essay collection, A WOMAN, A PLAN, AN OUTLINE OF A MAN.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sumita Chakraborty

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Sumita Chakraborty discusses her debut collection, ARROW.

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Always the Story First: A Conversation with Jenny Bhatt

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Jenny Bhatt discusses her debut story collection, EACH OF US KILLERS.

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On Hauntings and Huntings: Talking with Jihyun Yun

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Jihyun Yun discusses her debut poetry collection, SOME ARE ALWAYS HUNGRY.

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