Posts Tagged: Donald Trump

The Life of the Mind: A Conversation with Elizabeth Scanlon

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Elizabeth Scanlon discusses her debut full-length collection, Lonesome Gnosis, brains and trains, and poetry as prayer.

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Being Human: A Conversation with Porochista Khakpour

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Porochista Khakpour discusses her new memoir, Sick, the difficulty of receiving good medical care, and the blessing of online community.

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The Thread: Look What You Made Me Do

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Can a person with some agency ever claim victimization, or are agency and victimhood a binary?

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Reading Ferlinghetti in the Age of Trump

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This lesson feels especially relevant to our moment: that it’s possible to be both a frustrated activist and also a present and joyful human being.

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Moving Targets

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Love twists itself into fear, into statistics, into things people can live with.

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Identity Theft

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In the past year, the writing process has become, for me, a way to navigate between the present and the past, between what I have access to and what I will never know.

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What Did You Expect, Though?

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The immune system, meant to protect a body from foreign invaders, works too assiduously, sees danger where there is none, turns on itself. Such conditions lend themselves to metaphor.

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ENOUGH: While the Wild Dogs in Me Strain at Their Leashes

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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary people that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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This Is What I Get for Wanting

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When I cried over the phone, asking him if he was dumping me, he said in his gentle voice, “Sweetheart, we weren’t really a thing yet.”

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I Dated Bad Men Till a Bad Man Became President

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Their dishonesty and danger was easier to look past then. The world had not yet shifted. But then it did, and I woke up.

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SquareRoot of Love, Politics, and Power

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If we really believe that love is important and necessary then where is it, especially when it comes to world politics and power?

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Which Flame Is Mine?: A Conversation with Rajiv Mohabir

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Rajiv Mohabir discusses his second collection, The Cowherd’s Son, his work as a translator, and resisting erasure in a racist America.

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The Burden of Teachable Moments

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My voice begins to crack so I clear my throat. I look at each one of the girls one by one. The heat in me rises. My skin feels like the Texas pavement in July.

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Flying Blind: A Conversation with Kate Angus and Joe Pan

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Kate Angus of Augury Books and Joe Pan of Brooklyn Arts Press discuss the challenges and triumphs that come with running an indie press, and the recent decision to make Augury an imprint of BAP.

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Rivers of Babylon: The Story of a Third-Trimester Abortion

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She said something to me, then, that has been a great comfort. “You had a choice,” she said, “but you did not have free will.” A choice that was no choice at all.

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The Narrator-Guide: A Conversation with Sharon Harrigan

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Sharon Harrigan discusses her memoir, Playing with Dynamite, writing through the gaps in memory, and how the book has changed real-life relationships.

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The Sleepwalking American Male

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Traumatized by dramatic, often violent change, American men become sleepwalkers precisely in order to flee the anxieties and responsibilities of life in democratic America.

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Playing God: A Conversation with Daniel Olivas

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Daniel Olivas discusses his recent short story collection, The King of Lighting Fixtures, writing humor, and the role of religion in his work.

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Finding Freedom

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We never want something more than when it has been taken away from us. The opposite of freedom is confinement.

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A Need for a Home: Lucy Hughes-Hallett Discusses Peculiar Ground

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Lucy Hughes-Hallett discusses her debut novel, Peculiar Ground, out today from HarperCollins.

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