Everyone, even the most tell-all writer, withholds something in the interests of protecting herself or others, but my interest in my own stories has always been to use them to illustrate larger stories about the culture . . .
Tags: and Others, audre lorde, fathers, Freud, generational trauma, hypnagogia, mothers, Mothers Fathers and Others, psychoanalyst, secure attachment, The Summer Without Men
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore discusses BETWEEN CERTAIN DEATH AND A POSSIBLE FUTURE.
Tags: Ahmed Awadalla, AIDS, AIDS crisis, Andrew Spieldenner, anthology, Arsenal Pulp, Arsenal Pulp Press, Between Certain Death and a Possible Future, C.L. Severson, colonialism, generational trauma, historical trauma, HIV, HIV/AIDS, homophobia, hugh ryan, intergenerational trauma, Kate Doyle Griffith, Let the Record Show, LGBTQ, Liam O’Brian, mattilda bernstein sycamore, Patrick Milian, Prep, queer, Robyn, Rock Hudson, Sarah Schulman, sassafras lowrey, shame, Sketchtasy, Ted Kerr, The End of San Francisco, The Freezer Door, transphobia, trauma, Zach Shultz
Amid all this survival, Cho carries the reader through with the comfort of food. ...more
Tags: Asian Americans, book review, Chehalis, food, generational trauma, grace m. cho, identity, immigrants, immigration, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, Korea, Korean American, memoir, mental illness, migration, mothers, mothers and daughters, Racism, research, review, schizophrenia, sonja flancher, tastes like war, trauma, violence, war, war writing, washington
Nneka M. Okona discusses her new book, SELF-CARE FOR GRIEF.
Tags: Ajita M. Robinson, American capitalism, american south, audre lorde, Black feminism, black feminist writers, Black Panthers, capitalism, Celeste Chan, chosen family, death, dreams, family histories, family history, friendship, generational trauma, Great Migration, grief, Grieving, historical trauma, loss, medical racism, memories, Mental Health, Nigeria, Nneka M. Okona, Nneka Okona, privilege, publishing industry, Racism, Self Care, Self-Care for Grief, slavery, Southern, St. Simons Island, The Little Book of Self-Healing, white privilege, Yoga
In Franklin’s telling, we are not just born, but fervent in our existence. ...more
Tags: black history, Black motherhood, black women, blackness, book review, Cauleen Smith, DiVida, generational trauma, Greg Tate, Haymarket Books, identity, intergenerational trauma, Jamila Woods, Krista Franklin, Maria Eliza Osunbimpe Hamilton Abegunde, me and Nina, Monica A. Hand, motherhood, patriarchy, poems, poetry, poetry review, racial identity, racial violence, Racism, review, Tatiana Johnson-Boria, Too Much Midnight, visual art, White Supremacy
Ashley M. Jones discusses her new poetry collection, REPARATIONS NOW!.
Tags: Ashley M. Jones, black bodies, Christianity, dark thing, faith, generational trauma, George Wallace, God, historical trauma, Hub City Press, intergenerational trauma, Jacqueline Allen Trimble, James Brown, lynching, lynchings, Magic City Gospel, Mary Szybist, Mary Turner, Maxine Waters, poems, poetry, R&B, Racism, religion, Reparations, Reparations Now!, slavery, spirituality, White Supremacy
Anne Liu Kellor discusses her debut memoir, HEART RADICAL.
Tags: Anne Liu Kellor, bilingual, Chengdu, China, Chinese, Chinese American, Cultural Revolution, debut memoir, family trauma, generational trauma, genocide, Grace Loh Prasad, Heart Radical, Heart Radical: A Search for Language Love and Belonging, heritage, historical trauma, identity, intergenerational memory, intergenerational trauma, language, Lhasa, Mandarin, memoir, mixed race, Pacific Northwest, Puget Sound, Seattle, tibet, travel, travel memoir, travel writing, White Supremacy
Resonance is a given. You can’t help but hear. In Lauren Shapiro’s Arena , every seat is the best seat in the house. ...more
Tags: Arena, book review, death, Easy Math, family, family trauma, generational trauma, grief, hereditary trauma, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, Julie Marie Wade, Lauren Shapiro, metaphor, metaphors, poems, poetry, poetry review, review, trauma
Willa C. Richards discusses her debut novel, THE COMFORT OF MONSTERS.
Tags: AIDS crisis, Alex Madison, Annie Proulx, Brookfield, cold case, coming of age, debut novel, family, family secret, family trauma, garth greenwell, gay, generational trauma, grief, homophobia, Housekeeping, intergenerational trauma, Intimacy, J.M. Holmes, Jeffrey Dahmer, Joy Williams, LGBTQ, Marilynne Robinson, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal, murder, murder mystery, physical intimacy, queer, research, segregation, siblings, sisters, State of Grace, The Comfort of Monsters, The Shipping News, Wauwatosa, What Belongs to You, Willa C. Richards, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Light
Anna Qu discusses her debut memoir, MADE IN CHINA.
Tags: absent fathers, Anna Qu, child abuse, childhood trauma, China, Chinese, Chinese American, Chinese immigrant, debut memoir, family trauma, fathers, fathers and daughters, gender roles, generational trauma, girlhood, grandmother, immigrants, immigration, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, Made in America, Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor, Megan Vered, Melissa Febos, memoir, misogyny, model minority, mothers, mothers and daughters, sexism, therapy, Vivian Gornick, Wenzhou
Andrea Actis discusses her debut book, GREY ALL OVER.
Tags: addiction, alcoholism, aliens, Andrea Actis, Communion: A True Story, daughters, dead, death, dreams, drinking, experimental poetry, family, fathers, fathers and daughters, generational trauma, Grey All Over, grief, hybrid genre, intergenerational trauma, memoir, nada alic, paranormal, parents, poems, poetry, Supernatural, The Astronaut Farmer, UFOs, Walter Benjamin, whiteness, Whitley Strieber, working class
“That’s the power of art, I think. It is transformative. It can love us all back home.”
Tags: A Constellation of Ghosts, Alma Luz Villanueva, ancestors, Ariel Gore, Arizona, beverly cleary, cancer, Carole Maso, Chelsey Clammer, colon cancer, death, family trauma, fathers, fathers and daughters, forgiveness, Gathering Lights, Gayle Brandeis, generational trauma, Ghost Swamp Blues, ghosts, grief, Harriet the Spy, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, Into the Garden of Gethsemane Georgia, Judy Blume, Laraine Herring, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lost Fathers, Louise Fitzhugh, Margery Williams, Maxine Hong Kingston, memoir, On Being Stuck, Ravens, Regal House Publishing, speculative, speculative nonfiction, The Art Lover, The Art of Misdiagnosis, The Chronology of Water, The Grief Forest, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Ultraviolet Sky, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Writing Warrior, Toni Morrison, Writing Begins with the Breath, Yavapi College
Sonora Jha discusses her new book, HOW TO RAISE A FEMINIST SON.
Tags: #metoo, Alec Hannaford, capitalism, caste system, casteism, child abuse, COVID, COVID-19, divorce, Donald Trump, Emmett Till, fathers, fathers and daughters, feminism, feminist, Foreign, gender roles, gender violence, gendered violence, generational trauma, How to Raise a Feminist Son, hypermasculinity, India, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, intersectional feminism, intersectionality, M.J. Akbar, Margot Kahn, marriage, masculinity, memoir, militarism, military, military industrial complex, misogyny, Modi, motherhood, mothers, mothers and sons, nationalism, pandemic, parenting, patriarchal, patriarchy, Penguin Random House India, Priya Ramani, Racism, Seattle, sexism, Sonora Jha, sons, Trump, violence against women, white supremacist, White Supremacy, Yemen
Michael Prior discusses his new collection of poetry, BURNING PROVENCE.
Tags: Benjamin Voigt, British Columbia, Burning Provence, Cambodian, canadian, collective memory, Diaspora, ezra pound, family history, family trauma, form, generational trauma, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents, historical memory, historical trauma, identity, inherited trauma, intergenerational memory, internment, internment camps, Ishion Hutchinson, Japanese, japanese internment, Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, landscape, memories, Michael Prior, mixed race, Model Disciple, modernism, oral history, pastoral, Patrick Kavanagh, poems, poetry, Racism, Shakespeare, sonnets, war propaganda, William Carlos Williams, World War II, WWII
Jessica Lind Peterson discusses her debut essay collection, SOUND LIKE TRAPPED THUNDER.
Tags: 1980s, A. Kendra Greene, Angela Pelster, animals, Bright Felon, Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize, debut collection, debut essay collection, essay collection, essays, Fear Icons, generational trauma, grandmother, grandmothers, grizzly bears, inherited trauma, Jenny Boully, Jessica Lind Peterson, Kazim Ali, Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel, lyric essay, lyric essays, marriage, Midwest, Midwestern, Minnesota, Naja Marie Aidt, natural world, nature, Over the Top, second person, Seneca Review Books, Sound Like Trapped Thunder, Sylvester Stallone, trauma, whales, When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back, Yellow Tree Theatre
Jihyun Yun discusses her debut poetry collection, SOME ARE ALWAYS HUNGRY.
Tags: Cameron Finch, daughters, debut collection, fairy tales, family, female bodies, food, form, Fulbright, gender inequality, gender roles, gendered violence, generational trauma, grandmother, grandmothers, hereditary trauma, historical trauma, inherited trauma, Jihyun Yun, Korea, korean, mothers and daughters, poems, poetry, sexual violence, Some Are Always Hungry, trauma, violence against women, women's bodies
Kapka Kassabova discusses her latest book, TO THE LAKE.
Tags: Balkanization, Balkanize, Balkans, black lives matter, border, bulgaria, COVID-19, epigenetics, family, forgiveness, generational trauma, graywolf, graywolf press, Highlands, historical trauma, home, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, Jorge Luis Borges, Kapka Kassabova, New Zealand, pandemic, psychology, Sarah Haas, Scotland, Scottish Highlands, To the Lake, trauma, war, Zen Buddhism
The survivor is left to ponder whom he has become. ...more
Tags: adam p. frankel, affair, anti-semitism, Barack Obama, book review, Borderline Personality Disorder, concentration camps, Dachau, depression, diane gottlieb, Elie Wiesel, family, family history, family secret, Felix Mendelssohn, generational trauma, germany, grandparents, hereditary trauma, historical trauma, Holocaust, identity, intergenerational trauma, Jewish, Karl Marx, Martin Buber, Mental Health, mental illness, Michalishek, mothers, mothers and sons, Nazi Germany, nazis, Night, obama, psychology, PTSD, Rachel Yehuda, review, secrets, Stutthof, Ted Sorenson, the survivors, trauma, World War II, WWII, Yael Danieli
I needed my beauty to be invisible, either accidental or not at all. ...more
Tags: acne, alcohol, alcoholism, Anna Shults Held, basal cell carcinoma, beauty, beauty ideals, beauty standards, bodies, breast cancer, cancer, carcinoma, daughters, dentist, disease, drinking, family, female bodies, female body, generational trauma, genetic testing, genetics, grandmothers, Hurricane Katrina, illness, inheritance, inherited trauma, insomnia, intergenerational trauma, mastectomy, medical trauma, melanoma, mothers, mothers and daughters, New Orleans, recovery, rehab, scars, scoliosis, teeth, women's bodies
Oksana Zabuzhko discusses her story collection, YOUR AD COULD GO HERE.
Tags: albert camus, Bluebeard, Cees Nooteboom, Cold War, death, Eastern European, female friendship, female friendships, Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex, generational trauma, Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, historical trauma, Ingeborg Bachmann, intergenerational trauma, Iryna Wilde, J. M. Coetzee, Julio Cortazar, kgb, Khrushchev, Lesya Ukrainka, Marcel Proust, Men Without Women, Milan Kundera, Miljenko Jergovic, Oksana Zabuzhko, Olga Tokarczuk, Orange Revolution, political fiction, Politics, Purge, Robert Musil, Rosanna Warren, Rostyslav Luzhetsky, shame, short fiction, short stories, sisterhood, sisters, Sofi Oksanen, Soviet Union, Srda Sings in the Twilight at Pentecost, stalin, Stockholm syndrome, story collection, The Museum of Abandoned Secrets, translation, Ukraine, Ukrainian, Vassily Grossman, Your Ad Could Go Here
Paul Lisicky discusses his new memoir, LATER: MY LIFE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD.
Tags: AIDS, Brooklyn, community, coronavirus, COVID-19, death, elegy, epidemic, gay, generational trauma, graywolf, graywolf press, grief, Henry David Thoreau, historical trauma, HIV, intergenerational trauma, Later: My Life at the Edge of the World, LGBTQ, loss, memoir, memories, memory, nostalgia, pandemic, Paul Lisicky, place, Provincetown, queer, Royal Young, setting, trauma, virginia woolf, visual art