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Defying Gravity: Ryka Aoki’s Light from Uncommon Stars

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This book is disarmingly—in fact, unnervingly—amoral.

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Turning the Lights On

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I feel guilt in the not good enough I carry alongside the not bad enough.

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A Generational Story Not Being Told: Talking with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore discusses BETWEEN CERTAIN DEATH AND A POSSIBLE FUTURE.

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Filling in the Missing Patchwork: A Conversation with Steven Reigns

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Steven Reigns discusses his newest poetry collection, A QUILT FOR DAVID.

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Woven Fibers and Broken Threads: Katherine Agyemaa Agard’s of colour

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To be imbricated in hundreds of years of colonial violence is to be entangled in colorist logics and stories of loss and belonging that are rarely linear or singular.

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On Ghosting

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To ghost, to refuse, to satisfy yourself with yourself, felt impossibly newfangled, like something I’d like to try.

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How It Would Feel to Be Free: Olivia Laing’s Everybody

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Pleasures and possibilities, though, come hard-won in this book.

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You Can’t Stop Rivers from Running: Talking with Rajiv Mohabir

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Rajiv Mohabir discusses ANTIMAN and CUTLISH.

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The Tragedy of Hope: Talking with Willa C. Richards

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Willa C. Richards discusses her debut novel, THE COMFORT OF MONSTERS.

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Not Defined by Grief: A Conversation with Julie Marie Wade

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Julie Marie Wade discusses her newest poetry collection, SKIRTED.

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Ways to Love, and Be Loved: Talking with Joy Ladin

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Joy Ladin discusses the new edition of THE BOOK OF ANNA.

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Hope Past the Page: A Conversation with Matthew Clark Davison

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Matthew Clark Davison discusses his debut novel, DOUBTING THOMAS.

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Hell Is a Young Man: Fraternity by Benjamin Nugent

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The brutality of frat culture, Nugent suggests, is a veneer that hardly masks its devotees’ miseries and insecurities.

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The Light Endures: 13th Balloon by Mark Bibbins

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Grief begs to be analogized, not to be tamed exactly, but somehow made approachable.

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Claiming Space to Matter: Talking with Jennifer Berney

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Jennifer Berney discusses her debut memoir, THE OTHER MOTHERS.

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The Violent and the Sensual: original kink by Jubi Arriola-Headley

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Violence can be turned around, turned into pleasure, or an act of freedom, or an act of defiance.

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What Am I Fighting For?: A Conversation with Deborah A. Miranda

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Deborah A. Miranda discusses her new collection of poetry, ALTAR FOR BROKEN THINGS.

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The Dead Speak to the Living: Talking with Francisco Aragón

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Francisco Aragón discusses his new book, AFTER RUBÉN.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Benjamin Garcia

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Benjamin Garcia discusses his debut poetry collection, THROWN IN THE THROAT.

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Queering the Southern Gothic: A Conversation with Genevieve Hudson

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Genevieve Hudson discusses her debut novel, BOYS OF ALABAMA.

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A Very Queer Book: Talking with Carter Sickels

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Carter Sickels discusses his new novel, THE PRETTIEST STAR.

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A Story That Won’t Behave: Talking with Molly Wizenberg

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Molly Wizenberg discusses her new memoir, THE FIXED STARS.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Brave Is a Decision”

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I’d crossed a line and owned a new secret life. There was no going back.

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Marital Piss

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My body tightened as the knee-jerk worry of being seen and outed flooded back.

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Queer, Magicked Reality: A Conversation with JD Scott

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JD Scott discusses their new story collection, MOONFLOWER, NIGHTSHADE, ALL THE HOURS OF THE DAY.

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