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Posts Tagged: grief

Losing the World

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When we begin life, language is play.

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This Huge, Colossal Joy: A Conversation with Molly McCully Brown and Susannah Nevison

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Molly McCully Brown and Susannah Nevison discuss their work.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Wild Animals

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I searched in its beady eyes and tried to find a motherly warmth.

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Love and Loss in the Time of Pandemics: Talking with Paul Lisicky

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Paul Lisicky discusses his new memoir, LATER: MY LIFE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD.

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Writing Small Moments: A Conversation with Suzanne Farrell Smith

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Suzanne Farrell Smith discusses her debut memoir, THE MEMORY SESSIONS.

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It’s a Beautiful (Toxic) Life

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My defensiveness has never been what’s saved me.

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A Vocabulary for Apostates

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I needed to reshape the definitions of words that were used against me.

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What It Means to Be a Human: Talking with Maggie Downs

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Maggie Downs discusses her debut memoir, BRAVER THAN YOU THINK.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #215: Traci Brimhall

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“Everything in my life is basically a scribble.”

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Interrogating Grief: A Converstion with Victoria Chang

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Victoria Chang discusses her new poetry collection, OBIT.

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Nothing Gets Solved: Talking with Kevin Nguyen

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Kevin Nguyen discusses his debut novel, NEW WAVES.

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Panning for Gold: A Conversation with C Pam Zhang

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C Pam Zhang discusses her debut novel, HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #212: Mark Bibbins

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“I had thought of the title as a placeholder, but it ended up hanging around.”

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Eric Tran

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Eric Tran discusses his new collection, THE GUTTER SPREAD GUIDE TO PRAYER.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Paul Lisicky

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Paul Lisicky discusses his new memoir, LATER: MY LIFE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD.

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Too Close to Home

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I can’t relax. Bullets are on my mind.

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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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Between Illusion and Reality: A Conversation with Erin Pringle

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Erin Pringle discusses her debut novel, HEZADA! I MISS YOU.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #208: Stephen Van Dyck

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“This reality is so much dustier, smellier, and bitterer than it seems through a screen.”

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Moral Fiction: Talking with Brandon Taylor

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Brandon Taylor discusses his debut novel, REAL LIFE.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #205: Beth Alvarado

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“For me, when I write nonfiction, my mind moves from the outside to the inside.”

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Both Reckoning and Embrace: Dorianne Laux’s Only As The Day Is Long

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As the book continues, [Laux] traces a growing understanding of loss.

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The Climate of Feeling: A Conversation with Elvia Wilk

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Elvia Wilk discusses her debut novel, OVAL.

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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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Translating Desire: The Erotic-Macabre Poetry of Joyce Mansour

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…women’s writing has often been deemed too dark, too sultry, too frigid, too hysterical.

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Parallel Planes: The Ghosts of Mothers and Daughters

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I need to hear myself say it out loud to make it real.

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