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Posts Tagged: judaism

Otherwordly: Talking with Rosebud Ben-Oni

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Rosebud Ben-Oni discusses her new collection, TURN AROUND, BRXGHT XYXS.

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Remembering as Deconstruction: Eduardo Halfon’s Mourning

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To scrutinize the past, one must approach the walls between then and now.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #190: R.L. Maizes

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“We all fail to do the right thing some of the time.”

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Introducing Lamoishe and Hezbollah Schoenfeld

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I nearly got disowned over my decision not to pass on the family name.

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Heartbreak and Hair Dye: Talking with Amy Feltman

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Amy Feltman discusses her debut novel, WILLA & HESPER.

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Art in Resistance: A Conversation with Martha Rosler

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Martha Rosler discusses half a century of creating political art.

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The Thread: Outside the Gaze

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This is the story I needed as a young girl; this is the story we all need.

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Personal to Universal: Robin Becker’s The Black Bear Inside Me

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Becker stands firmly on the shoulder of earlier lesbian-feminist poets while inhabiting and describing our current era of new challenges and old shibboleths.

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How to Keep Calm and Carry On

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Your mind doesn’t play tricks on you. You play tricks on your mind.

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Finding Atonement in the #MeToo Era

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There is no greater act of love than to hold someone accountable for their mistakes.

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Faith and Identity: Fireworks in the Graveyard by Joy Ladin

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To “ameliorate” the desire for death or the sense of self-annihilation, Ladin finds in religion a way of reconciliation, not only within herself, but also with her community and society at large.

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Rivers of Babylon: The Story of a Third-Trimester Abortion

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She said something to me, then, that has been a great comfort. “You had a choice,” she said, “but you did not have free will.” A choice that was no choice at all.

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Playing God: A Conversation with Daniel Olivas

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Daniel Olivas discusses his recent short story collection, The King of Lighting Fixtures, writing humor, and the role of religion in his work.

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Chewing Rocks: A Conversation with David Biespiel

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David Biespiel discusses his new book, The Education of a Young Poet, being comfortable in uncertainty, and extending moments in writing.

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What Appears to Be Fiction: A Conversation with Nicole Krauss

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Nicole Krauss discusses her new novel Forest Dark, provoking questions about reality with her work, and trusting readers to think for themselves.

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Let Us Be Singing Fools: Norman Finkelstein’s The Ratio of Reason to Magic: New & Selected Poems

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If poetry is to remain a bulwark against the flagrant coarseness and cruelty at work in this moment of history, Norman Finkelstein’s work belongs right here with us.

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Death, Memory, and Other Superpowers

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There was no cedar chest filled with tissue-wrapped rattles, handprint art projects, and bronzed baby shoes. Our parents never spoke of our missing sister.

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Bodies Testing Boundaries: The Worlds We Think We Know by Dalia Rosenfeld

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The Worlds We Think We Know by Dalia Rosenfeld is a profound debut that carefully undermines the foundational assumptions we have about other people.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview #80: Jon Raymond

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Jon Raymond is one of Portland’s finest wordsmiths. His writing spans TV, film, short story, novel, art criticism, and a hefty array of magazine work. His new novel, Freebird, is the story of a Californian Jewish family entangled in clashing politics, unspoken histories, and personal dissolve. The Singers are Holocaust survivor Sam, his contemptuous children, […]

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