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Posts Tagged: grandmother

Landscape as Mindscape: A Conversation with Michael Prior

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Michael Prior discusses his new collection of poetry, BURNING PROVENCE.

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My Grandmother Glitches the Machine

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It’s true that when I speak of machines I also mean dimensions.

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Allowing for Breathing Room: A Conversation with Jessica Lind Peterson

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Jessica Lind Peterson discusses her debut essay collection, SOUND LIKE TRAPPED THUNDER.

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On Resilience, Tender Rituals, and Responsible Love: Talking with Kiese Laymon

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Kiese Laymon discusses the revised HOW TO SLOWLY KILL YOURSELF AND OTHERS IN AMERICA.

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Voices on Addiction: Family Tree

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The toll I took on people I love can’t be measured. But I want to know.

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The Quiet Poetry of Post-Rock

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You just have to sink into the music and let it wash over you.

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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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Rumpus Exclusive: “Neither Wicked Witch nor Fairy Godmother”

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[W]hat was going wrong? Why were our stories not being written or published?

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Seaweed Soup (Miyuk Gook
미역국)

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This is my mother’s soup. This is what I aim for.

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Turning the Tide: A Conversation with Tope Folarin

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Tope Folarin discusses his debut novel, A PARTICULAR KIND OF BLACK MAN.

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Skin

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I am cooking myself back in to my family, back into my own skin.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #96: Voices of Displacement

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Thank God music has wings and it can fly wherever, even countries we can’t reach.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Shana Cleveland’s Grandma’s Hats

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It’s such a powerful symbol of who she was.

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Toil and Trouble

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Feet dangle in the foreground, suspended in space by distance and gravity.

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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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Mothers of My Diaspora

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It paralyzes me to think about the sacrifices my family made before I was in my mother’s womb. When they came here they knew they would lose a part of their language, their memories, their sanctity of self.

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TORCH: Lessons From My Grandma on Language and Silence

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The sounds I made were pleasant to my ears, but that’s all they were to me. I was too young to understand what culture and heritage meant, too young to understand the reasons behind memorizing ancient poems.

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The Rumpus Interview with J.D. Vance

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J.D. Vance talks about his memoir, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, the perils of upward mobility, and never forgetting where you come from.

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