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Posts Tagged: fathers and sons

The Promise of Werfel’s Musa Dagh: Portraying Genocide in Fiction

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How does a fictional account come to stand in for history?

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When Background Becomes Foreground: Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown

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Chinatown comes to vivid life in Yu’s hands.

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Constant Motion: Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

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More than a longing for an origin story, Hernandez Castillo’s memoir is an attempt to bring the invisible to light.

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Reality Is Absurd: Talking with Ted O’Connell

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Ted O’Connell discusses his first book, K: A NOVEL.

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Everyone You Meet Is God in Drag

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If the art of drag has taught me one thing, it’s that I am not unique.

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Father Time Is Undefeated

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It’s a strange thing, seeing a reliable machine fail. Seeing a hero crash to earth.

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Poetics of Lineage

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I see the birds. I feel my body, splitting from its spirit, lying in the grass.

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Voices on Addiction: The Opposite of Hallelujah

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When I imagine his days, the loneliness of it all makes my chest tighten.

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Exploration and Connection: A Conversation with Oliver de la Paz

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Oliver de la Paz discusses his newest collection, THE BOY IN THE LABYRINTH.

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Where Speech Fails Us: Talking with Martin Jude Farawell

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Poet Martin Jude Farawell discusses his debut full-length collection, ODD BOY.

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The Poem Remembers: A Conversation with David Baker

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David Baker discusses SWIFT: NEW & SELECTED POEMS.

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Notes of Dissent: Lessons from a Family Volvo

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Through drill, artists have a means of exploring and challenging the political marginalization of their voices.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Tom Barbash

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Tom Barbash discusses THE DAKOTA WINTERS.

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Constellations of Identity: A Conversation with J. Michael Martinez

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J. Michael Martinez discusses his third collection of poetry, MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS.

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How to Keep Calm and Carry On

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Your mind doesn’t play tricks on you. You play tricks on your mind.

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Songs of Our Lives: Jim Carroll’s “People Who Died”

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All around me were strangers. All around me were friends. A dark glittering sea of fists. What a terrible, wonderful thing, to be welcomed into this fellowship at last.

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Your Patriotism Isn’t Love, It’s Blindness

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Love of country, some argue. With their boots firmly planted in my chest as I struggle to protest. No, that is not love, but blindness.

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The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #35: Moons and Mirrors, Fathers and Sons

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So, I had a vision this morning in which I visited the moon. What’s that? You don’t have visions? Oh, my friend, you must learn to have visions; it is a gift that saves. I did not intend to go to the moon. I was trying to visit a figure I met in a dream: […]

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Brendan Canty’s Vintage Drums

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I just remember when I first started playing that set how beautiful and perfect it was. Having a real instrument really made a difference. I started really playing!

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The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #31: Pulling the Trigger on Father’s Day

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June is an ambivalent month for me. As a child it meant the start of summer vacation, and weeks spent at my grandparent’s beautiful beach home in Hyannisport. This was wonderful because it meant spending time with my siblings and seven cousins, a houseful of children of all ages, and loving—even adoring—grandparents, aunts, and uncles. […]

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Day of the Dead

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Octavio is tired, tired of trying to separate what he remembers so vividly from the memories he can barely make out in the fog.

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