Kate Baer discusses her new poetry collection, HOPE THIS FINDS YOU WELL.
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Composition here becomes a process of discernment rather than pure creation. ...more
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Donika Kelly discusses her new poetry collection, THE RENUNCIATIONS.
Tags: Bestiary, child abuse, childhood abuse, Childhood Memories, childhood trauma, Donika Kelly, erasure, erasure poems, erasure poetry, faith, fathers, fathers and daughters, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, graywolf, graywolf press, Jericho Brown, marriage, memory, mythology, persona poems, persona poetry, poems, poetry, Poets at the End of the World, Sarah Kersey, sexual abuse, sexual trauma, The Renunciations, therapy
But look at this poet-speaker speaking the unspeakable! ...more
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torrin a. greathouse discusses her debut collection, WOUND FROM THE MOUTH OF A WOUND.
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JinJin Xu discusses her debut chapbook, THERE IS STILL SINGING IN THE AFTERLIFE.
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Sarah J. Sloat discusses her new collection of erasure poetry, HOTEL ALMIGHTY.
Tags: A Little White Shadow, Ali Smith, Allan Bealy, Carrie, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Chase Berggrun, collage, Collier Nogues, cory peeke, E Kristin Anderson, Elaine Equi, erasure, erasure poems, erasure poetry, Erik Satie, Ethel Rackin, Excuse me while I wring this long swim out of my hair, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Hannah Höch, Harryette Mullen, Heiress to a Small Ruin, Hotel Almighty, Jen Bervin, JM Farkas, Kurt Schwitters, Lesle Lewis, Marin Sorescu, Mary Ruefle, Matthea Harvey, Melinda Tidwell, Misery, Nets, Novica Tadić, Obit, poems, poetry, ross gay, Sarabande Books, Sarah J. Sloat, Stephen King, The Accidental, The Dead Zone, The Ground I Stand on Is Not My Ground, The Poeming, The Shining, The Stand, Vasko Popa, Victoria Chang, visual art, visual poetry, Walt Whitman
Jacinta V. White discusses her collection of poetry, RESURRECTING THE BONES.
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This book is a marriage of the real world and the imagination, the nexus of nonfiction and fiction. ...more
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Morgan Jerkins discusses her new book, WANDERING IN STRANGE LANDS.
Tags: African Diaspora, African-American history, Amber Oliver, american south, ancestors, ancestry, Arica Coleman, Barracoon, black history, collective trauma, community, Creole, Deep South, Diaspora, displacement, Donna Hemans, erasure, family history, family tree, Get Out, Great Migration, heritage, historical trauma, identity, immigrants, immigration, intergenerational trauma, jacqueline woodson, Kevin Young, Langston Hughes, Louisiana, Lowcountry, migration, Morgan Jerkins, Native American, New Jersey, privilege, research, Saidiya Hartman, slavery, South, This Will Be My Undoing, Tiya Miles, trauma, Wandering in Strange Lands, Wayward Lives Beautiful Experiments, zora neale hurston
Poet Linda Bierds discusses her newest collection, THE HARDY TREE.
Tags: Abi Pollokoff, Alan Turing, Catherine Bresner, centos, Copper Canyon Press, England, erasure, erasure poems, Fibonacci, Gabrielle Bates, geometry, Linda Bierds, London, Nabokov, poems, poetry, rachel edelman, Roget’s Illusion, Stanley Spencer, The Ghost Trio, The Hardy Tree, Thomas Hardy, virginia woolf, war, World War I, World War II, wwI, WWII
Isobel O’Hare discusses her debut full-length collection, ALL THIS CAN BE YOURS.
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Percival Everett discusses his newest work, THE BOOK OF TRAINING BY COLONEL HAP THOMPSON.
Tags: 12 years a slave, academia, Adolph Rupp, athletes, Benjamin Tillman, Cane, Chester Himes, college athletes, Douglas Manuel, Du Bois, erasure, Frederick Douglass, I Am Not Sidney Poitier, If He Hollers Let Him Go, Invisible Man, James Baldwin, Jean Toomer, Percival Everett, poetry, Racism, Red Hen Press, slavery, The Book of Training by Colonel Hap Thompson, The Souls of Black Folks, Vijay Singh
O / ion subdivided into // Empire ...more
Rumpus editors share for their favorite writing that speaks to black history, past and present.
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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. ...more
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Aurvi Sharma discusses her memoir-in-progress, finding inspiration in ancient women’s voices, and writing against erasure.
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Give amnesty. / Which birthright / is perpetual / and whose is made? / One sentence / should be kept: / I had a body / to believe. ...more
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In an essay on author authenticity for The Millions, Alcy Levy examines Percival Everett’s satirical novel Erasure—about a black author whose own satirical novel is taken seriously—in light of recent literary identity shake-ups such as James Frey and Michael Derrick Hudson, who changed his name to Yi-Fen Chou to get a poem published: This exposes a major […]
Asexuality is often left out from discussions around queer visibility in pop culture. At Bitch Media, Lucy Mihajlich shares how she was told by an agent that her young adult dystopian trilogy, Interface, could be the next Hunger Games—but that it needed romance: It’s particularly hard to find asexual characters in young adult fiction, which is […]