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Rites of Passage: Steven Toussaint’s Lay Studies

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We are liturgical animals, Toussaint’s poems suggest, designed to satisfy some ultimate desire with worship.

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Peering in at Life: A Conversation with Mary South

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Mary South discusses her debut story collection, YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Tracy O’Neill

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Tracy O’Neill discusses her new novel QUOTIENTS.

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Opening New Doors and Windows: Talking with Daniel Chacón

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Daniel Chacón discusses his new collection, KAFKA IN A SKIRT: STORIES FROM THE WALL®.

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Inevitable Uncertainties: A Conversation with Joyce Hinnefeld

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Joyce Hinnefeld discusses her new story collection, THE BEAUTY OF THEIR YOUTH.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #208: Stephen Van Dyck

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“This reality is so much dustier, smellier, and bitterer than it seems through a screen.”

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Interestingness Is Always There: Talking with Jenny Odell

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Jenny Odell discusses HOW TO DO NOTHING: RESISTING THE ATTENTION ECONOMY.

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The Climate of Feeling: A Conversation with Elvia Wilk

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Elvia Wilk discusses her debut novel, OVAL.

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This Future Is Here: Talking with Tom McAllister

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Tom McAllister discusses his new novel, How to Be Safe, workshops, Twitter, dystopia, and narrative voice.

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Fandom and Family: Talking with Ted Scheinman

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Ted Scheinman discusses his deep-dive into Jane Austen superfan culture, Camp Austen, how the Internet has fostered fandom culture, and whether being an editor helps his writing.

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The Text Is My Body: A Conversation with Gabrielle Civil

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Performance artist and poet Gabrielle Civil discusses her book, Swallow the Fish, how technology has shaped reactions to female nudity, and the importance of risking change.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Morgan Jerkins

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Morgan Jerkins discusses This Will Be My Undoing, getting her start on the Internet, and why her collection of linked personal essays isn’t just another Millennial read.

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Constantly and On Your Own: Talking with Natasha Stagg

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Natasha Stagg discusses her debut novel, Surveys, obsession with celebrity, social media, and how she approached writing about something so ephemeral.

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Dispatches from the Swamp: The Babble in the Bubble

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To the extent that America—that great big word that makes us all so anxious—exists at all, it exists as a vast and noisy sheet of bubble wrap.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #84: Music for Spaceships

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Perhaps space is an inevitable resting place for music of this kind, because time is completely different when conceived of in the vastness of space, and not only because of relativity.

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A Hinging Thing: Talking with Maggie Smith

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Maggie Smith discusses her new collection Good Bones, how motherhood has changed her writing, and what it felt like to have a poem go viral.

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Watching the World End: A History of The Weather Channel

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[A]ll this sensationalism has made The Weather Channel, inadvertently and ever increasingly, the essential television viewing experience of the Anthropocene.

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Ready for Change: Discussing Sexual Assault with SafeBAE

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The co-founders of SafeBAE discuss the challenges and victories of teaching students about rape culture, consent, and anti-bullying.

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An Experience and a Life and a Family: Talking with Scaachi Koul

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Scaachi Koul on her debut essay collection One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, learning to be patient with her own narrative, and three rules for book tours.

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Reality Scooped: Talking with Tony Tulathimutte

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Recent Whiting Award winner Tony Tulathimutte discusses his first novel, Private Citizens, the state of satire in 2017, “booby-trapping” identity politics, and productivity in the Internet age.

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