“Listening is the first and most important step to maintaining a storytelling tradition.”
Tags: academia, anti-racism, antiracism, bell hooks, Claudia Rankine, creative writing workshops, David Mura, Donna Kate Rushin, Felicia Rose Chavez, June Jordan, Kiese Laymon, Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel, LatiNext, patriarchy, pedagogy, Peter Elbow, Racism, Sandra Cisneros, structural inequality, structural racism, teaching, teaching writing, The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop, The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom, The BreakBeat Poets Volume 4: LatiNEXT, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, White Supremacy, workshop, workshops
Matthew Clark Davison discusses his debut novel, DOUBTING THOMAS.
Tags: A Little Life, ACTUP, AIDS, Amble Press, Anita Bryant, Ann Patchett, Anthem: Homunculus, Autobiography of a Face, Bettyville, Between the World and Me, brothers, Cecil Williams, Celeste Chan, chris offutt, debut novel, Doubting Thomas, fleetwood mac, garth greenwell, gay, George Hodgman, Giovianni's Room, Glide Church, hanya yanagihara, homophobia, homosexuality, internalized homophobia, James Baldwin, Janice Mirikitani, John Cameron Mitchell, June Jordan, justin torres, Landslide, Lawnboy, LGBTQ, Lucy Grealy, lydia peelle, mary gaitskill, Matthew Clark Davison, Michael Cunningham, Michael Nava, My Father the Pornographer, Paul Lisicky, pedophile, pedophilia, Portland, queer, queer bodies, Queer Nation, queerness, Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing, San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Satanic Scare, SFSU, siblings, Sula, Ta-Nehisi Coates, teachers, teaching, The Lab, Toni Morrison, Truth & Beauty, we the animals, What Belongs to You
Patricia Spears Jones discusses her body of work, the future of poetry, and more.
Tags: A Lucent Fire, American Dream, Amma Birch, Arkansas, Ashbery, Blazing Saddles, Brooklyn, capitalism, Cathy Park Hong, Chaya Bhuvaneswar, class inequality, community, COVID-19, Destry Rides Again, Femme du Monde, friendship, gender inequality, George Floyd, gertrude stein, ghosts, Ilya Kaminsky, June Jordan, Kevin Young, Mel Brooks, Muriel Rukeyser, ntozake shange, Ordinary Women: Poems of New York City Women, Painkiller, pandemic, Patricia Spears jones, poems, poetry, Politics, polyvocality, Reparations, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, The Weather That Kills, violence against women, Whitman, Willie Birch, women writers
“You don’t have to drink yourself into the Great American Poetry Masterpiece.”
Tags: activism, Alabama, american south, Ashley Jones, audre lorde, Black women writers, Campbell McGrath, creative nonfiction, dark thing, Donald Trump, Gwendolyn Brooks, Hub City Press, Julie Marie Wade, June Jordan, Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize, Lucille Clifton, Magic City Gospel, Pleiades Press, poetry, Racism, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, Sherman Alexie, Sister Outsider, teaching, teaching writing
Fundamentally, [Nepantla] is an act of history-making in verse. ...more
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Books by queer poets of color included in the
Nepantla anthology! ...more
Tags: Cenzontle, Chen Chen, Christopher Soto, Fatimah Asghar, gay, gay pride, If They Come for Us, Indecency, JUlian Talamantez Brolaski, June Jordan, Justin Phillip Reed, KOKUMO, LGBTQ, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Nepantla, Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, Of Mongrelitude, Para las duras, Pat Parker, poetry, Pride, Reacquainted with Life, tatiana de la tierra, The Complete Works of Pat Parker, We’re On: A June Jordan Reader, What to Read When, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
Rumpus editors select writing that speaks to women’s history—past, present, and future.
Tags: Adrienne Rich, America's Women, audre lorde, Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir, Barbara Jane Reyes, Bestiary, Bloodlines: Odyssey of a Native Daughter, Carina Chocano, Charlotte Perkins, Deborah A. Miranda, Directed by Desire, Donika Kelly, Electric Arches, Elissa Washuta, Eve Ewing, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Gail Collins, Heart Berries, Hope in the Dark, In Praise of Difficult Women, Invocation to Daughters, Janet Campbell Hale, Jesmyn Ward, Julia Pierpont, June Jordan, Karen Karbo, Kate Harding, Katie Green, Katy Horan, Kindred, Lighter Than My Shadow, Literary Witches, Marge Piercy, Men We Reaped, michelle dean, Morgan Parker, My Body Is a Book of Rules, Nasty Women, Nella Larsen, Nicole Sealey, Octavia Butler, On Lies Secrets and Silence, Ordinary Beast, passing, reading recommendations, Rebecca Solnit, Rocket Fantastic, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion, Sister Outsider, Svetlana Alexievich, Taisia Kitaiskaia, Terese Mailhot, The Little Book of Feminist Saints, The Moon is Always Female, The Unwomanly Face of War, The Yellow Wallpaper, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, Together We Rise, What to Read When, Women's History Month, You Play the Girl
Camille T. Dungy discusses her prose debut,
Guidebook to Relative Strangers, traveling across America as a black mother, and spaces of inclusion and exclusion. ...more
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A visitation is how I describe the past weeks walking with Gwendolyn Books. It is like she is just around every corner. ...more
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Lisa Factora-Borchers talks about being a Catholic feminist, writing across genres, and pushing back against a singular narrative about New York.
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, activism, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, audre lorde, Barbara Jane Reyes, bell hooks, Bitch Media, Boston, Catholic, catholicism, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Daisy Hernandez, Dear Sister, Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence, Deesha Philyaw, Diaspora, election 2016, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Evelina Galang, feminism, feminist, Filipina, Filipina-American, filipino, Filipino American, genre, gloria anzaldua, Gloria Steinem, home, immigration, June Jordan, Lisa Factora-Borchers, Literary Mama, make/shift magazine, Marge Piercy, MFA, Michelle Alexander, migration, motherhood, New Jersey, new york, New York City, Ninotchka Rosca, Ohio, parenting, Philippines, place, poetry, publishing industry, rape, Roxane Gay, rural, Seattle, sexual assault, sexuality, This Bridge Called My Back, urban, Vanessa Mártir, Visible: Women Writers of Color, Women Writers of Color
Rarely is birth silent for anyone involved. Silence, instead, is a learned phenomena. Unlearning silence can become its own birth, as it seems in Kai Cheng Thom’s debut poetry collection a place called No Homeland, opening with, “diaspora babies, we are born of pregnant pauses.” Pausing for readers to meet her at this natal location […]
Tags: a place called No Homeland, Abuse, activism, Amber Dawn, Andy Quan, audre lorde, Chrystos, d'bi young anitafrika, debut collection, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girls’ Confabulous Memoir, Giving Birth To Yourself: Poems for Combat, hunger, June Jordan, Kai Cheng Thom, Larissa Lai, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, LGBTQ, Lydia Kwa, Mental Health, oppression, performance artist, poetry, queer, Sarah Schulman, shame, survivors, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, therapist, therapy, Thora Siemsen, trans, twitter
Solmaz Sharif discusses her new collection
Look, the difference between nearness and similarity, and the level of ownership we have over stories. ...more
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Swati Khurana talks with novelist and translator Idra Novey about the challenges and joys of translation, the idiosyncrasies of language, the inextricable reception of women’s writing and women’s bodies, and much more.
Tags: academia, Adrienne Rich, Ahmad Nadalizadeh, Ana Rafaela D’Amico, angela carter, Ann Goldstein, Bard Prison Initiative, bodies, C.K. Williams, Chile, Civilian, Clarice Lispector, Denis Johnson, domestic violence, elena ferrante, Exit, Fernando Pessoa, George Oppen, george saunders, Haruki Murakami, Idra Novey, June Jordan, language, living abroad, Moby Dick, prison, rape, Richard Zenith, Rikers, sexual assault, Swati Khurana, teaching, The Passion According to G.H, translation, translator, Ways to Disappear, women writers, women's bodies