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I want to tell her that Hunter is Hunter and Daisy is Daisy and both should be allowed to breathe. I want to tell her I know the instinct to split yourself in half, too, that I know the violence required to hold your true self in shadow, that I have another name I only dare whisper.

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Woven Fibers and Broken Threads: Katherine Agyemaa Agard’s of colour

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To be imbricated in hundreds of years of colonial violence is to be entangled in colorist logics and stories of loss and belonging that are rarely linear or singular.

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Finding Meaning at the Edge of Reality: Talking with Elissa Washuta

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Elissa Washuta discusses her new essay collection, WHITE MAGIC.

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Finding Meaning in Where the Why Leads: Talking with Kyle Beachy

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Kyle Beachy discusses his new memoir, THE MOST FUN THING.

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Writing to Heal: Talking with Emilly Prado

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Emilly Prado discusses her debut essay collection, FUNERAL FOR FLACA.

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Scrutinizing the Ties That Bind: Melissa Febos’s Girlhood

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By the end of the collection, Febos has managed to rewrite or erase entirely many parts of the patriarchal script that held her bound.

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The Past Is All We Have: André Aciman’s Homo Irrealis

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Is it not in the warm chambers of the past, after all, that we are immortal, invincible, and alive?

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Mariana Oliver and Julia Sanches

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Author Mariana Oliver and translator Julia Sanches discuss MIGRATORY BIRDS.

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Playing House: A Conversation with Megan Culhane Galbraith

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Megan Culhane Galbraith discusses her debut book, THE GUILD OF THE INFANT SAVIOUR.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection, GIRLHOOD.

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On Genre and Angle: A Conversation with Julia Koets

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Julia Koets discusses her forthcoming poetry collection, PINE.

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Language Is the Spell: Kathryn Nuernberger’s The Witch of Eye

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A compendium of pungent and poignant biographical narratives of numerous so-called witches, The Witch of Eye is difficult to put down.

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Allowing for Breathing Room: A Conversation with Jessica Lind Peterson

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Jessica Lind Peterson discusses her debut essay collection, SOUND LIKE TRAPPED THUNDER.

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Everything Must Change: A Conversation with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection, GIRLHOOD.

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A Thousand Interlinked Details: Maybe the People Would Be the Times by Luc Sante

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With so much to hear in every moment, for Sante, the page is a score, the world a song.

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Life Is Odd: A Conversation with Dinty W. Moore

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Dinty W. Moore discusses his new essay collection, TO HELL WITH IT.

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A Myriad Reckoning: Seismic: Seattle, City of Literature

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The collective reimagining in Seismic calls for literary revolution.

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Time Is Precious: A Conversation with Clifford Thompson

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Clifford Thompson discusses his work and art-making.

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Making It Through: A Conversation with Kelly J. Baker

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Kelly J. Baker discusses her new essay collection, FINAL GIRL.

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The Complex Disability Representation We Need: Rebekah Taussig’s Sitting Pretty

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What Taussig does, then, is ground these ideas in reality through her own lived experiences.

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A Chorus of Voices: Talking with Melissa Faliveno

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Melissa Faliveno discusses her debut essay collection, TOMBOYLAND.

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Deep Wells: A Conversation with Rebecca McClanahan

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Rebecca McClanahan discusses her new memoir-in-essays, IN THE KEY OF NEW YORK CITY.

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