Saturday 12/14: Sade Lanay and Uche Nduka join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 12/15: Kareem Rahma launches We Were Promised Flying Cars: 100 Haiku from the Future with Jennifer Baker. Bluestockings, 7 p.m., free. Mateo Díaz, Claudia Becerr, and others celebrate issue 4 of América Invertida. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 2 p.m., free.
Tags: Adriane Quinlan, Alex Gregor, Allie Rowbottom, Andrew Marzoni, Claudia Becerr, Jake Syersak, Jenessa Abrams, Jennifer Baker, Jonathan Larson, Kareem Rahma, Kelly Tsai, Lilly Dancyger, Lisa Rosenberg, Marco Rafala, Mateo Díaz, Michaela Morton, New York City, notable new york, Notable New York City, NYC, Rena J. Mosteirin, Sade LaNay, Uche Nduka, Zefyr Lisowski
We share our twenty most-read pieces of 2018!
Tags: 2018, Alisa Rivera, best of 2018, Best of Lists, Hira Bluestone, Jen Corrigan, Jenessa Abrams, Lilly Dancyger, lyz lenz, Maggie Kim, Mandy Len Catron, Marisa Siegel, Mia Mercado, Rachel Heng, Ronit Feinglass Plank, Rumaan Alam, Safia Elhillo, Samuel Ashworth, Shreerekha, T.S. Mendola, the rumpus, top 20, Whitney Lee, Zakiya Harris
Thin bodies, thick bodies, fit bodies, round bodies. I’d never seen so much flesh. ...more
Tags: bathhouse, bodies, breast cancer, breasts, cancer, female bodies, female body, femininity, gender, Japan, Jenessa Abrams, naked, Nudity, sexuality, shame, tumor
Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!
Tags: Aaron Zimmerman, Abigail Bereola, Asha Bandele, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Britt Canty, Charlotte Lieberman, Cooper Wilhelm, Cynthia Manick, Diannely Antigua, Elena Georgiou, Fiona Mozley, Geoff Cobb, Hallgrimur Helgason, Hannah Rego, Jenessa Abrams, Jenn Northington, Jennifer Baker, Jennifer Hope Choi, Jonathan Lee, Julia Strayer, Katie McDonough, Kristin Chang, Kyle Lucia Wu, Marcus Jade, Meredith Talusan, Michelle Taransky, Nancy Huang, New York City, Nick Harkaway, Nicodemus Nicoludis, Nita Noveno, notable new york, Notable NYC, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Priscilla Becker, Rachel Levitsky, Rob Spillman, Sandra Newman, Sarah Perry, Sergio de la Pava, Sophie Seita, Stefan Merrill Block, T Kira Madden, Vanessa Mártir, Wendy Herlick
For Lidia Yuknavitch, the personal is unavoidably political in this piece for Electric Literature. At Catapult, David Frey writes with moving realness on what it is like to watch a parent age and transition into assisted living. Jenessa Abrams looks at the nuances of mental illness and the damage of a word like “crazy” here at The Rumpus.
Tags: Andrea Laurion, catapult, david frey, Don't Think Twice, Electric Literature, essay, essay writing, essays, Hazlitt, Jenessa Abrams, Jessa Crispin, Lidia Yuknavitch, memoir, Piper Weiss, The Smart Set, This Week in Essays
As truth becomes more elusive, as fact blends with fiction, we ought to take notice of how we categorize people, as categorization seems to be married to suppression, to disenfranchisement. ...more
Tags: Abandon Me, adolescence, andre breton, Édouard Levé, bipolar, college, Crazy, depression, Diagnostic Statistical Manual, disability, Donald Trump, DSM, dystopian, Foucault, healthcare, Jenessa Abrams, Lucille Clifton, Madness and Civilization, Melissa Febos, Mental Health, mental hospital, mental illness, mental institution, Nadja, pathology, shame, Stigma, suicide, sylvia plath, The Bell Jar, The Psychopath Test, Thomas Insel, workshop, writing workshop
It’s time to take responsibility for compliancy. ...more
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