Posts Tagged: depression

From the Archive: The Rumpus Interview with Jade Sharma

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Jade Sharma discusses her first novel Problems, the complicated feelings that came with debuting to rave reviews, and her writing and editing processes.

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From the Archive: The Saturday Rumpus Essay: I Left My Heart in Taos

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You might gasp. You might gasp and your heart slips out. You whisper and let red willows drift toward the river.

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Turning the Lights On

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I feel guilt in the not good enough I carry alongside the not bad enough.

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Wow, Mom!: Mom Genes by Abigail Tucker

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The best books I have read about motherhood have not reassured me that these feelings will resolve.

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Pick Your Pleasure: Talking with Liz Asch

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Liz Asch discusses her new book, YOUR SALT ON MY LIPS.

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The Fractures of Motherhood: Julia Fine’s The Upstairs House

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Like Fine’s uniquely constructed book, being a mom is to be permanently fractured.

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The More Painful Absence: Keema Waterfield’s Inside Passage

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In this lush and raw account, musicians play, voices harmonize and then separate again, town after Alaska town rolls by… and Waterfield searches for home.

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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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Voices on Addiction: Safety in a Blue Light

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Television babysat our family—our thirteen-channel set, reception via a rooftop antenna.

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On Collective Trauma and Resilience: Talking with S. Kirk Walsh

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S. Kirk Walsh discusses her debut novel, THE ELEPHANT OF BELFAST.

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Beauty in a Cold Season: Katherine May’s Wintering

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As we go, we are breathlessly held in an in-between state, a limbo, a transition.

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Life Is Odd: A Conversation with Dinty W. Moore

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Dinty W. Moore discusses his new essay collection, TO HELL WITH IT.

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Asking the Right Questions: Yaa Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom

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Transcendent Kingdom becomes an experiment in itself.

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Dark and Light at the Same Time: A Conversation with Fariha Róisín

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Fariha Róisín discusses her debut novel, LIKE A BIRD.

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Finding Firm Ground: A Conversation with Nadia Owusu

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Nadia Owusu discusses her debut memoir, AFTERSHOCKS.

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Making It Through: A Conversation with Kelly J. Baker

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Kelly J. Baker discusses her new essay collection, FINAL GIRL.

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Writing to Cope: Talking with Yaffa S. Santos

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Yaffa S. Santos discusses her debut novel, A TASTE OF SAGE.

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Survival Soup

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You could say that I have trained for this pandemic all my life.

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No Story Ever Really Ends: Talking with Amy Long

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Amy Long discusses her debut book, CODEPENDENCE.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #230: Carley Moore

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“I like to tell my secrets.”

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