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Posts Tagged: domesticity

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #205: Beth Alvarado

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“For me, when I write nonfiction, my mind moves from the outside to the inside.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #203: Molly Spencer

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“I would say the primary role of speech in these poems is to attempt something. To try.”

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Bounty

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The pleasure comes from the bounty itself, the viewing of it, knowing that she doesn’t have to eat it but that she could.

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At Home and Not at Home Everywhere: A Conversation with Xu Xi

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Xu Xi discusses her new essay collection, THIS FISH IS FOWL.

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Both Aggressor and Victim: Adèle by Leïla Slimani

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Who is Adèle Robinson, really, and what is it, exactly, that happened to her?

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Modern Lives We Lived: Xuan Juliana Wang’s Home Remedies

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Social and economic forces are always pressing on the characters in Wang’s work.

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Writing into the Void: Talking with Mary Jo Salter

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Mary Jo Salter discusses her latest collection, The Surveyors, writing about the domestic as a feminist act, and how her title poem came from someone else’s dream.

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Instagramming Motherhood

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Vela Magazine’s always-funny Sarah Menkedick discusses her newfound relationship with Instagram as a mother, and posits photo-sharing as a powerful validation of domesticity: It creates scenes, story. More importantly, it asks for recognition and imbues meaning. It ushers the domestic out as worthy of attention, praise, Lo-Fi filters and exaggerated lighting. For this, I believe, women […]

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A Postcard from History

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Jessica B. Harris writes about her collection of historic postcards and the unique slice-of-life perspective offered by the 19th century postcard form. Harris has cultivated her postcard collection for decades with a focus on “depicting Africans in their homeland and in the diaspora with food: fishing, farming, vending, serving, and consuming.” This essay appears in […]

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