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Posts Tagged: grandparents

Bones of Buried Kings

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What makes a body violable? This jaw, a piece of evidence. This body, the remains of a life.

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Cherry Blossom Girl

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Her name was Ing Hua. Literal translation: Cherry Blossom.

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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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Reading the Landscape of the Past: Jessica J. Lee’s Two Trees Make a Forest

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Learning to read a landscape can reveal a deep history.

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Trauma as Inheritance: Adam P. Frankel’s The Survivors

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The survivor is left to ponder whom he has become.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Lisbon, the Truncated City”

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Our love of the superfluous is helpful in better understanding ourselves.

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Bounty

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The pleasure comes from the bounty itself, the viewing of it, knowing that she doesn’t have to eat it but that she could.

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On the Futility of Defying Extinction

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Always, when my father spoke to me in words I could not understand, my guilt spoke back.

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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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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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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Weyes Blood’s Mysterious Kris

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To this day no one really knows where my kris came from or whether or not it’s a significant part of my family history, if it’s a random object or an heirloom with an untold story.

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A Study of Homeland in Displacement

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To think of Brazil as a different place than I remember it is to think of my unbelonging, as someone out of place in my memory.

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #25: In a Daze, ‘Cause I Found God

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I’m an atheist who often carries crystal rosary beads and a relic of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. My grandparents, Mary and Gus, bought them both at the Vatican where they had traveled to see Pope Paul VI canonize Mother Seton. The rosary beads were a gift to me some months later when I made my […]

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Colorama

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How does one scene impress itself on us, so that we remember it better than we should if we were in it? Or rest, just below the surface, present, but unnoticed?

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Fresh Comics #9: Bird in a Cage

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Countering our culture’s disregard for all things elderly, comics have become a medium of choice for celebrating the lives of our oldest and wisest generation. Bird in a Cage (Conundrum Press, 2016) joins a growing roster of graphic novels about the elderly that explore how much they are loved, how rich and complicated their lives are, and […]

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Laura Ballance’s Ghost Stories

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There is one story that my mother used to tell me often, which has become in some ways a symbol of my childhood.

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