Posts Tagged: essays

Off the Interstate, into Real Experience: Talking with Erica Trabold

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Erica Trabold discusses her debut essay collection, FIVE PLOTS.

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Facing a Lived Reality: A Conversation with Kelly Sundberg

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Kelly Sundberg discusses her debut memoir, GOODBYE, SWEET GIRL.

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Lessons from a Life: Alexander Chee’s How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

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[T]he effect of reading Chee’s essays is to be reminded of why we write, but also, why we read, even in these times of never-ending distress.

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What Is Vibrant and Hidden: A Conversation with Jenny Boully

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Jenny Boully discusses her new book, Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life, construction of voice, occupying liminal spaces, and editing with sincerity.

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Woven from Dreams: A Conversation with Kiki Petrosino

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Kiki Petrosino discusses her newest collection, Witch Wife, the career she’d have in an alternate universe, and the relationship between reading and writing.

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Here’s Your Beginning: A Conversation with Lynn Freed

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Lynn Freed discussions her recent essay collection, The Romance of Elsewhere, the importance of a good first sentence, and the risks involved in writing irony.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Terese Mailhot

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Terese Mailhot discusses her debut memoir, Heart Berries, writing candidly about one’s personal life, and the good that can come from anger.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Morgan Jerkins

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Morgan Jerkins discusses This Will Be My Undoing, getting her start on the Internet, and why her collection of linked personal essays isn’t just another Millennial read.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #116: David Lazar

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“Becoming an essayist has always seemed to me as a bit of a pratfall.”

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Carving Out Enough Space on the Cloud: Talking with Hanif Abdurraqib

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Hanif Abdurraqib discusses They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, honoring survival by showing up, and refusing to be governed by genre.

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How We Cycle through Our Lives: Talking with Chelsey Clammer

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Chelsey Clammer discusses her new essay collection, Circadian, her writing process, and the body as text.

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Going Off-Script: A Conversation with Mandy Len Catron

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Mandy Len Catron discusses How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays, what makes for a thoughtful love story, and the politics of love.

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At the Boundaries of Genre: Talking with Lily Hoang

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Lily Hoang discusses her first essay collection, A Bestiary, the importance of genre, and the lessons of teaching.

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What Do I Do With My Fear?: A Conversation with Megan Stielstra

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Megan Stielstra discusses her new essay collection, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, fear, privilege, and the intersection of politics and everyday life.

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This Week in Essays

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Alexandra Wuest tackles grief, art, and the insights solitude can offer over at Fanzine. For Real Life, Eleanor Penny asks the big questions about and considers the implications of the creation of an artificial womb. Here at The Rumpus, Zoe Fisher recalls finding a radical sanctuary in her local library as a teenager.

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