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Posts Tagged: historical trauma

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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The Rumpus Mini-Interview #80: Jon Raymond

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Jon Raymond is one of Portland’s finest wordsmiths. His writing spans TV, film, short story, novel, art criticism, and a hefty array of magazine work. His new novel, Freebird, is the story of a Californian Jewish family entangled in clashing politics, unspoken histories, and personal dissolve. The Singers are Holocaust survivor Sam, his contemptuous children, […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new book Abandon Me, choosing to be celibate for six months, letting go of our own mythologies, and the sexist reaction women receive when they write nonfiction.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Pain Scale Treaties

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Perched on the shoulders of generational trauma sit these two theses: suffering begets cruelty begets suffering begets cruelty, and pain is empathy’s catalyst.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jennifer Barber

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Poet Jennifer Barber discusses loss, identity, historical trauma, and her newest collection, Works on Paper.

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