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Posts Tagged: historical trauma

An Obligation to Dream: Talking with Noé Álvarez

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Noé Álvarez discusses his debut memoir, SPIRIT RUN.

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Identity as a Hall of Mirrors: Descent by Lauren Russell

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This book is a marriage of the real world and the imagination, the nexus of nonfiction and fiction.

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Completely Embodied: Talking with K-Ming Chang

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K-Ming Chang discusses her debut novel, BESTIARY.

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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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Others Would Tell Me Nothing Is Mine: Talking with Barbara Jane Reyes

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Barbara Jane Reyes discusses her new collection, LETTERS TO A YOUNG BROWN GIRL.

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Between Lightness and Shadow: A Conversation with Kapka Kassabova

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Kapka Kassabova discusses her latest book, TO THE LAKE.

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A Poetic Smorgasbord: A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt

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Each sentence is calculated; each word explodes.

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Living Memory Keepers: Talking with Alicia Elliott

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Alicia Elliott discusses her essay collection, A MIND SPREAD OUT ON THE GROUND.

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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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On Empathy, Complexity, and Whimsy: Talking with Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil discusses her new book, WORLD OF WONDERS.

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Masters of Movement: A Conversation with Morgan Jerkins

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Morgan Jerkins discusses her new book, WANDERING IN STRANGE LANDS.

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The Promise of Werfel’s Musa Dagh: Portraying Genocide in Fiction

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How does a fictional account come to stand in for history?

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Resistance Against Erasure: Talking with Marianne Chan

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Marianne Chan discusses her debut poetry collection, ALL HEATHENS.

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Flesh and Blood: A Conversation with Oksana Zabuzhko

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Oksana Zabuzhko discusses her story collection, YOUR AD COULD GO HERE.

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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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Poetry as Archeology: Talking with Roy G. Guzmán

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Roy G. Guzmán discusses their debut collection, CATRACHOS.

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Tracing the Fractures: A Conversation with Kristen Millares Young

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Kristen Millares Young discusses her debut novel, SUBDUCTION.

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Living with Our Ghosts: A Conversation with Maisy Card

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Maisy Card discusses her debut novel, THESE GHOSTS ARE FAMILY.

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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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A Space for Magnanimity: Talking with E. J. Koh

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E. J. Koh discusses her debut memoir, THE MAGICAL LANGUAGE OF OTHERS.

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Barbara Berman’s 2019 Holiday Poetry Shout-Out

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Barbara Berman’s 2019 Poetry Shout-Out!

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What We Inherit: Talking with Chanelle Benz

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Chanelle Benz discusses her debut novel, THE GONE DEAD.

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Telling the Story of Now: A Conversation with Valeria Luiselli

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Valeria Luiselli discusses her new novel, LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE.

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Basura

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[T]erms like “white trash” and basura most accurately reveal those who are doing the defining. Consider what we throw away, and why. Look at what we throw away. Think about the reasons why.

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TORCH: Blood Trauma

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But still: A pattern. The trauma had been diluted by time. But, it was still present, still discernible, in my blood.

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