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Posts Tagged: election 2016

You Are Your Own Director: A Conversation with Karen Finley

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Karen Finley discusses her most recent book, GRABBING PUSSY.

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The Thread: The Stories We’ve Been Told

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It’s just their story, and we don’t have to believe a word of it.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #175: Mira Jacob

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“I wanted it to feel like it was done with urgency because it was.”

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Shana Cleveland’s Grandma’s Hats

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It’s such a powerful symbol of who she was.

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A Female, Bone-Deep Obsession: Talking with Jennifer Martelli

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Jennifer Martelli discusses her new collection of poetry, MY TARANTELLA.

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Stories of Survival: A Conversation with Katya Cengel

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Katya Cengel discusses her new book, EXILED.

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Breaking the Rules: A Conversation with Amy B. Scher

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Amy B. Scher discusses her memoir, This Is How I Save My Life, what to do when all available treatments have failed, Trump’s presidency, and the power to heal.

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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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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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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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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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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Barbara Jane Reyes

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Barbara Jane Reyes discusses her new collection Invocation to Daughters, poly-vocality in poetry, and the importance of centering women’s voices.

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Claiming Space: A Conversation with Elizabeth Crane

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Elizabeth Crane discusses her latest collection, Turf, how where she has lived has shaped her work, and why she loves writing in first-person plural.

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Blue, Blue Windows: On Writing and Helplessness in the Age of Trump

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The brain in the jar wants out, you know. It just can’t do anything about it.

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I Am Here to Make Friends

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I’m not here to wallow in what feels like our new dystopia, no. Me? I am here, to rest up before the next bout. I am here to watch The Price Is Right and make friends.

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Let Us Be Singing Fools: Norman Finkelstein’s The Ratio of Reason to Magic: New & Selected Poems

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If poetry is to remain a bulwark against the flagrant coarseness and cruelty at work in this moment of history, Norman Finkelstein’s work belongs right here with us.

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Transgressive and Unruly Women: Talking with Anne Helen Petersen

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Anne Helen Peterson discusses her new book, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman, her writing process, and academia.

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It’s Never Too Late to Be Found: A Conversation with Rene Denfeld

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Rene Denfeld discusses her latest book, The Child Finder, the ways in which trauma traps us, and the important role of imagination in finding resilience and escape.

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Words as Events: A Conversation with Jeff Wood

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Jeff Wood discusses The Glacier, his genre-bending book combining novel, poetry, screenplay, and collage, how heritage has become a brand, and the American Midwest.

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