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Posts Tagged: female bodies

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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Everything Must Change: A Conversation with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection, GIRLHOOD.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Sarah M. Sala

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“A poem is like a vision test—its vision is either clear or it’s not.”

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Divestment

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Secrecy stitched us a fraudulent reality. Denial masqueraded as hope.

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A Photographer’s Wife

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It’s hard to see what isn’t there.

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Fool Me Once

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The first time I had my breasts removed was hard. The second time, less so.

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He Comes While We Are Walking

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It doesn’t feel good, does it? I didn’t see it coming either.

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On Hauntings and Huntings: Talking with Jihyun Yun

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Jihyun Yun discusses her debut poetry collection, SOME ARE ALWAYS HUNGRY.

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Milked

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I mourn for my body, for the toll the world has taken on it.

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Mothers and Daughters: Girl by Veronica Golos

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Bodies become something to escape from or leave behind.

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Let Our Rage Become a Storm: Kelly Grace Thomas’s Boat Burned

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In this collection, women are “vesseled,” carrying the burdens of our culture.

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On Shapeshifting and Surrender: A Conversation with Abi Palmer

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Abi Palmer discusses her new book, SANATORIUM.

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In Protest of a Body that Refuses to End

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All I want is to feed myself like a person who wants to be fed.

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Peering in at Life: A Conversation with Mary South

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Mary South discusses her debut story collection, YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

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Body Inheritance

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I needed my beauty to be invisible, either accidental or not at all.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “The Beautiful Dead”

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It was personal, as the detectives on my favorite shows always said.

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How to Write about Nothing: Kate Zambreno’s Drifts

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But the evasion is purposeful, and the purpose is to marvelous effect.

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A Tightrope Act: Frozen Charlotte by Susan de Sola

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It’s de Sola’s genuineness in portraying this tightrope act that is Frozen Charlotte’s chief virtue.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #218: Rufi Thorpe

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“It doesn’t matter your gender or your sexual orientation; you can disorder your eating.”

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On Loss of Land and Loss of Girlhood: Taneum Bambrick’s Vantage

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Girlhood remains, like the land, a constant site of male fascination, desire, and violence.

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Inhabitation and Invocation: Candice Wuehle’s Death Industrial Complex

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The speaker must believe in transience, in shapeshifting without permission.

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We Will Not Be Contained: Pretty Bitches and Too Much

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There will always be another word used against us.

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The Body Uncanny: Verge by Lidia Yuknavitch

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Though the stories vary in length and scope, each cuts deep into a truth of humanity.

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The Power of the Crone: Ursula K. Le Guin’s No Time to Spare

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Sweet, nurturing, platitude-accepting granny Le Guin is not.

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Fraught Woods: Chelsea Rathburn’s Still Life with Mother and Knife

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These are the woods through which we walk from an early age.

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A Political Pregnancy

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Are my choices in this culture so firmly dictated by my ability to give birth?

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The Thread: Lacuna

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If nobody tells you what to call a feeling, your emotions have a gap.

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Lesbian Poetry’s Vatic Voices: The Specter of Ecocatastrophe

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Change happens. It is dramatic. Poetry transformed lesbian lives.

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