Posts Tagged: intergenerational trauma

Doing the Work of Empathy: A Conversation with Marin Sardy

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Marin Sardy discusses her debut memoir, THE EDGE OF EVERY DAY: SKETCHES OF SCHIZOPHRENIA.

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A Cleansing Tornado: Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff by Sara Borjas

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Undergirding all the truth about pain is the triumph that comes from having a heart like a window and a mouth like a cliff.

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Nurture Rupture: On Motherhood, Writing, and Gender Inequality

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Do I have a public self that is separate from my private self? I’m not so certain about that.

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Making Space at the Center: Talking with Kali Fajardo-Anstine

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Kali Fajardo-Anstine discusses her debut story collection, SABRINA & CORINA.

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A Strange Liminal Space: George Abraham’s The Specimen’s Apology

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Each formal experiment is a temporary hole into a new world that opens, then collapses, behind the reader.

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The Supplicant Undertaker

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Is it too much to ask: a girl to want her father to keep his feet firmly in the soil of the living?

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The Pains of the Past: A Conversation with Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde

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Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde discusses her second novel, WHAT WE OWE.

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Free Indirect Suicide: An Unfinished Fugue in H Minor

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I want a PhD in how to want, effortlessly, to be alive.

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Toil and Trouble

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Feet dangle in the foreground, suspended in space by distance and gravity.

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Tracing a Lineage of Violence: Talking with D.M. Aderibigbe

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D.M. Aderibigbe discusses his debut poetry collection, HOW THE END FIRST SHOWED.

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A Séance of a Book: Talking with Allie Rowbottom

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Allie Rowbottom discusses her debut memoir, JELL-O GIRLS.

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Different Voices: A Conversation with Crystal Hana Kim

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Crystal Hana Kim discusses her debut novel, IF YOU LEAVE ME.

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You Can Never Escape the Jersey Shore

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To watch Jersey Shore is to watch my fantasy, only it’s an imperfect recreation.

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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 Miracle Bowl

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Praise the family that tethers me. Praise the well-used kitchen utensils and scoured mixing bowls and butter knives, thick slabs of jelly on the bread.

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Voices on Addiction: Zombie Nation

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Sometimes life is so big and so loud and being a human being in the world is so much I feel overwhelmed and need a cocoon.

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In Between the In-Between: Talking with Jenny Zhang

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Jenny Zhang discusses her story collection Sour Heart, trying to escape the past, collective versus individual responsibility for trauma, and love as imprisonment.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Diggins

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I was told that I was “a good digger” if I was behaving as a young child, working hard, and not talking back. Like nursery rhymes, the rhythm of racism cannot be forgotten.

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On Grief and Inheritance: A Conversation with Brionne Janae

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The poet Brionne Janae discusses her debut poetry collection After Jubilee, intergenerational trauma, and writing her way into historical personae.

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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 Book Club Chat with Jon Raymond

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Jon Raymond about his new novel Freebird, intergenerational trauma, and the unshakeable love of family.

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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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