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Posts Tagged: gun violence

Between Sex and Death: Deborah Landau’s Soft Targets

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Survival, for Landau, is both instinctual and ultimately pointless.

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We’re All Fighting: A Conversation with Saeed Jones

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Saeed Jones discusses his new memoir, HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES.

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Objectivity Is My Enemy: A Conversation with Dave Cullen

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Dave Cullen discusses his new book, PARKLAND: BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT.

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SquareRoot of Love: Broken Heart

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We must find a way to keep the roots of love and justice strong.

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Notes of Dissent: Lessons from a Family Volvo

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Through drill, artists have a means of exploring and challenging the political marginalization of their voices.

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Two Extraordinary Books: Bullets into Bells and Inquisition

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The obscenities and tragedies of American life pile up with speed, and in quantities, that are appalling.

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This Future Is Here: Talking with Tom McAllister

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Tom McAllister discusses his new novel, How to Be Safe, workshops, Twitter, dystopia, and narrative voice.

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Winning Always Involves Sacrificing: Talking with Dickson Lam

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Dickson Lam discusses his debut memoir, Paper Sons, the writing advice that transformed his approach to thee book, and the duty of a memoirist.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Justin Phillip Reed

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Justin Phillip Reed on his debut collection, Indecency, why he loves struggling with connotation, and the irresponsibility of American society.

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Moving Targets

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Love twists itself into fear, into statistics, into things people can live with.

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Strong Island’s Horizon

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Whose lives are visible? Whose pain is just? Whose grief is vocal? Such inquiry is not rhetorical.

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Guns or No Guns: Mental Health Crisis in Schools

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I do the best I can to reach out to those I see isolated or disturbed, but I have to also be careful I don’t make myself a target.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sarah Blake

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Sarah Blake discusses her new collection, Let’s Not Live on Earth, questions in poems, monsters, and the challenge of writing a dystopia.

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A Deeply Human Act: Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

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What is so extraordinary about this collection is its lyricism, its humanity, and its urgency.

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Dispatches from the Swamp: The Absolute Necessity of Softball

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And then one guy on his team yells, “You have to touch the bases, buddy! This is still America!” That is all it takes. For one guy on the other side to put country over party.

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This Week in Essays

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For Huffington Post’s Highline magazine, Jason Fagone profiles a trauma surgeon working to make a small dent in our country’s problem with gun violence. At Catapult, Abbey Fenbert writes a funny, heartfelt essay about trying to ban books in the seventh grade.

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The Evolution of a Trigger

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Perhaps they are really saying: This will not happen to me. I will be prepared. And, in hoisting that hypothetical gun, they feel they are made safe from the appalling vulnerability of living.

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