Ashley C. Ford discusses her debut memoir, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER.
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The 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize winners share books that have inspired them!
Tags: Andre Aciman, Ani Cooney, Ann Patchett, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Arundhati Roy, Autobiography of a Face, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Best Debut Short Stories, Best Debut Short Stories 2020, catapult, Commonwealth, Damitri Martinez, Dau Prize, David Kelly Lawrence, deb olin unferth, Enigma Variations, G.K. Chesterton, Gaston Bachelard, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Joy Williams, Kikuko Tsumura, Kristen Sahaana Surya, Lillian Ross, Lucy Grealy, Lysley Tenorio, Matthew Jeffrey Vegari, Maya Angelou, Mbozi Haimbe, Mohit Manohar, Monstress, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, PEN, Picture, Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales, Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, Sena Moon, Shannon Sanders, State of Grace, The God of Small Things, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, The Poetics of Space, Tracy O'Neill, Valerie Hegarty, What to Read When, Willa C. Richards, Yoko Ogawa, yuka igarashi
Marcia Trahan shares a reading list to celebrate MERCY: A MEMOIR OF MEDICAL TRAUMA AND TRUE CRIME OBSESSION.
Tags: Alice Sebold, audre lorde, Christa Parravani, Elissa Washuta, Her, hunger, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lucky, Marcia Trahan, Maya Angelou, Mercy, Mercy: A Memoir of Medical Trauma and True Crime Obsession, My Body Is a Book of Rules, Nancy Mairs, Porochista Khakpour, Remembering the Bone House, Roxane Gay, sick, Strange Piece of Paradise, Terri Jentz, The Chronology of Water, What to Read When, Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name
Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman discusses her debut memoir, SOUNDS LIKE TITANIC.
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Terry H. Watkins shares a list of books to celebrate her novel, DARLING GIRL.
Tags: Alice Walker, Angie Thomas, anne of green gables, charlotte bronte, Circe, Darling Girl, Eleanor H. Porter, Harper Lee, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Jane Eyre, Joan Didion, L.M. Montgomery, Larry McMurtry, Lilith’s Brood, little women, louisa may alcott, Lynn Povich, Madeline Miller, Maya Angelou, Octavia Butler, play it as it lays, Pollyanna, Stieg Larsson, Suzanne Collins, Terms of Endearment, Terry H. Watkins, Terry Watkins, The Color Purple, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Good Girls Revolt, The Hate U Give, The Hunger Games, To Kill a Mockingbird, What to Read When
We here at The Rumpus matriarchy are celebrating all of our feminist “mothers” this Mother’s Day!
Tags: Adelaide Crapsey, Against Forgetting, Andi Zeisler, Angela Y. Davis, Anne Carson, Anything That Burns You, audre lorde, bad feminist, charlotte bronte, cherrie moraga, Christian Bancroft, Etel Adnan, feminism, Feminists, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Gender Trouble, gertrude stein, gloria anzaldua, Good Woman, Gwendolyn Brooks, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, If Not Winter, Ijeoma Oluo, intersectional feminism, Jane Eyre, Jenny Molberg, jessica valenti, Judith Butler, Kate Chopin, Lucille Clifton, Lyn Hejinian, Maxine Hong Kingston, Maya Angelou, Mother's Day, Not That Bad, ntozake shange, reading recommendations, Roxane Gay, Sex Object: A Memoir, Sister Outsider, So You Want to Talk About Race, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Susan Griffin, sylvia plath, tender buttons, Terese Svoboda, The Awakening, The Bell Jar, The Eros of Everyday Life, The Language of Inquiry, This Bridge Called My Back, To look at the sea is to become what one is, We Were Feminists Once, What to Read When, Wislawa Szymborska, Woman Warrior, Women Race Class
Authors whose works have been challenged or banned give recommendations on other “uncomfortable” books that will make you a better person for having read them.
Tags: 10000 Dresses, A Midwinter Break, A Time to Kill, Alain Deneault, Alice Walker, American Library Association, Andrew Aydin, Angie Thomas, banned books, beloved, Bernard MacLaverty, censorship, Charles Johnson, chris hedges, crank, Daughter of the Forrest, David France, Edward P. Jones, Einstein's Beach House, Ellen Hopkins, Emily Rosenblum, Empire of Illusions, growing, Harper Lee, Heather Has Two Mommies, How to Survive a Plague, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Imperial Canada Inc, In the Night Kitchen, It's Perfectly Normal, Jacob M. Appel, James Joyce, Janet Fitch, John Grisham, John Lewis, Juliet Marillier, Leslea Newman, Life is Funny, Love Comes Later, MARCH series, Marcus Ewert, Margo Lanagan, mariko tamaki, maurice sendak, Maya Angelou, Middle Passage, Mohana Rajakumar, Nate Powell, Nawal El Saadawi, No Choirboy, reading recommendations, Rex Ray, Robie H. Harris, Spencer Folkins, Susan Kuklin, Tender Morsels, the bluest eye, The Color Purple, The Hate U Give, The Known World, This One Summer, To Kill a Mockingbird, Toni Morrison, Ulysses, What to Read When, White Oleander, Woman at Point Zero
Tara Betts discusses her newest collection,
Break the Habit, the burden placed on black women artists to be both artist and activist, and why writing is rooted in identity. ...more
Tags: academia, activism, Alice Walker, arc & hue, audre lorde, Baby Sweets, Binghamton, Black Panthers, black women, Blackberry: a magazine, break the habit, Chicago, comic books, Comics, consent, death, Deesha Philyaw, Def Poetry Jam, Denise Levertov, depression, Devil Dinosaur, divorce, Donald Trump, economic inequality, Eve Ewing, f. scott fitzgerald, family, Foucault, gender inequality, girlspeak, Glen Campbell, grief, Hadiya Pendeleton, heartbreak, heroines, hip-hop, Huey P. Newton, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, identity, Iron Man, jazz, Jeff Chang, Jessica Care Moore, Joan Didion, Kate Zambreno, Larry Levis, Lauryn Hill, Luke Cage, marriage, marriage equality, Maya Angelou, memories, Mental Health, Moon Girl, mothers, mothers and daughters, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Nina Simone, ntozake shange, patriarchy, Paul Beatty, Paul Laurence Dunbar, poems, Poet, poetry, Politics, Princeless, prison system, Public Enemy, Radius, Rape culture, Raymond Andrews, relationships, representation, Riri Williams, Roxane Gay, science fiction, Self Care, slam poetry, superheroes, Ta-Nehisi Coates, tara Betts, Terry McMillan, The Color Purple, the cure, The White Album, Tish Benson, Trump, visible, Visible: Women Writers of Color, Willie Perdomo, Women Writers of Color, World of Wakanda, writers of color, writing, Yona Harvey, Zelda Fitzgerald, zora neale hurston
As if we needed any more evidence that Maya Angelou was both a goddess of verse and the chill best friend you wish you had (sorry JLaw), Billboard has revealed her collaboration on an album that mixes her poetry with hip-hop beats in order to reach a wider audience. Caged Bird Songs is scheduled for […]