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Posts Tagged: fathers and sons

A Transcendent Wilderness: Andrew J. Graff’s Raft of Stars

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In particular, Graff’s river is numinous. It’s the center of everything.

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The Benefit of Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Talking with Joshua Henkin

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Joshua Henkin discusses his new novel, MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “The Human”

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Man was living on the moon but Medicare was still a disaster.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Daddies and Sons

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When Jeb was old enough to have a family of his own, he hardly ever laid hands on his boys.

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The Dangerous Myth of the “Perfect Victim”: A Conversation with Jonathan Parks-Ramage

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Jonathan Parks-Ramage discusses his debut novel, YES, DADDY.

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Omayra (In Other Words)

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I wonder, then, what it is to die. Perhaps to die is a matter of location.

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The Debt Never Promised

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I am making progress, but progress is slow.

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The Lure of the Process: Talking with Chang-rae Lee

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Chang-rae Lee discusses his new novel, MY YEAR ABROAD.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Robin Gow

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“I always knew I wanted to write a queer saint holy book.”

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Haunted by Hoax: Paul Griner’s The Book of Otto and Liam

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But Griner is too skilled a realist to allow The Book of Otto and Liam to become a simple revenge story.

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The Violent and the Sensual: original kink by Jubi Arriola-Headley

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Violence can be turned around, turned into pleasure, or an act of freedom, or an act of defiance.

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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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