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From the Archive: Unbound

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It’s always been ground glass, scraping against my insides. I imagine a light held to the place where I open would illuminate a mess of torn flesh, throbbing red-wet.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #214: Sarah Kersey

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“A poem cannot exist without form or structure, just like the human body can’t operate without a skeleton.”

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I Will Not Die for You

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Each bug in the water is one less bug on my fruit, I tell myself, ignoring the truth: under the soil, another is born.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: The Barbecue

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Up close, the beach was disgusting and tragic. A million tiny pieces of plastic were heaped on the shore like confetti from a hundred parades, or like the real sand on the beach threw up.

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My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade | Rumpus Music

Albums of Our Lives: My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade

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The summer before my final year at college, my fear started to manifest as an anxiety disorder specializing in sickness and disease.

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Annie Lennox - A Christmas Cornucopia | Rumpus Music

My Life with Annie Lennox: A Christmas Cornucopia

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Perhaps part of what prompted me to get clean and sober was the fact I kept making myself uncomfortable.

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Past the Break

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Past the break lies motherhood as I understand it: the rawest life that lifts and falls and crashes against beauty, and the eternal potential for heartbreak.

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Ursa Major

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Last month a bear ripped into my tent, clenched his teeth onto my upper left arm, just below my shoulder, and would not let go.

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