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Posts Tagged: desire

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Forsyth Harmon

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“Yes: in terms of an authorial presence, I tried to tread lightly.”

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If My Body Were a House

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Where my masculinity dwells, I am in control.

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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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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore discusses her new book, THE FREEZER DOOR.

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Bald-headed Muthaf*cker

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Healing is slow. Fast. Slow again.

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Doing This Wild Thing: A Conversation with Leesa Cross-Smith

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Leesa Cross-Smith discusses her new story collection, SO WE CAN GLOW.

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What Toulouse-Lautrec Taught Me about Intimacy

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I wanted to stop withholding from them, but withholding was like a drug.

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Off the Grid: Talking with Jamie Beth Cohen

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Jamie Beth Cohen discusses her debut novel, WASTED PRETTY.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Malcolm Tariq

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Malcolm Tariq discusses his debut collection, HEED THE HOLLOW.

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Translating Desire: The Erotic-Macabre Poetry of Joyce Mansour

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…women’s writing has often been deemed too dark, too sultry, too frigid, too hysterical.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #97: It’s a Wonder We Can Even Feed Ourselves

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What follows, then, is a sort of first-thought-best-thought discussion of MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS.

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Building the Muscle: A Conversation with Kristi Coulter

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Kristi Coulter discusses her debut essay collection, NOTHING GOOD CAN COME FROM THIS.

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Taking Back Control: A Conversation with Joseph Osmundson

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Joseph Osmundson discusses his memoir, Inside/Out, intimacy, trauma, and the sometimes violence of desire.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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For the rest of this month, Granta will be publishing the winners of the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, awarded to five writers from five regions of the globe, with the mission to connect storytellers across cultures through the power of fiction. This week’s featured winner is “Drawing Lessons” by Anushka Jasraj, from the Asia […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Jane Alison

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Jane Alison discusses her autobiographical novel, Nine Island, the value of truth in fiction, and unsubscribing from romantic love.

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Is Gender F***ing with Our Fantasies?

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To lift the censorship, degradation, and foreclosure of girls’ fantasies, we may have to investigate the gendered limitations on how we think about early loves, impulses, celebrity crushes, and maybe, sexually stirring gentleman pirates.

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The Rumpus Interview with Paula Whyman

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Paula Whyman discusses her debut collection You May See a Stranger, discovering truth in fiction, and how memory interferes with good storytelling.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Mandarin Imperial

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Growing up, I understood my father through observation, and I suspect that he understood me much the same way. I liked to think our love was purer that way. Like two stray dogs who found each other and are blessed enough to just get along.

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(K)ink: Writing While Deviant: Amber Dawn

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What do we as writers tell each other about the intersections of trauma and desire? How do we encourage (or discourage) each other to reveal the power and tensions in those margins?

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You’re Just a Sinner I Am Told: Prince & the Sexual Revolution

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It was all about desire, including women’s desire, Prince’s music. Women were not degraded. They were exalted, body and mind both.

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