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Posts Tagged: Kiese Laymon

Leveling Up: A Conversation with Lyz Lenz

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Lyz Lenz discusses her debut book, GOD LAND.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Franny Choi

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Franny Choi discusses her new collection, SOFT SCIENCE.

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Intersecting and Diverging Narratives: Talking with Michele Filgate

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Michele Filgate discusses her forthcoming anthology, WHAT MY MOTHER AND I DON’T TALK ABOUT.

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What to Read When You’re Afraid of Growing Up

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Kendra Allen shares a reading list to celebrate her debut essay collection, WHEN YOU LEARN THE ALPHABET.

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Notable NYC: 3/30–4/5

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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The Rumpus Guide to AWP 2019

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A selection of AWP 2019 panels, readings, and events that we are especially excited for!

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Notable NYC: 3/9–3/15

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Black History

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Rumpus editors share for their favorite writing that speaks to black history past, present, and future.

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What to Read When You Love a Feminist Mother

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Sophia Shalmiyev shares a Valentine’s Day reading list to celebrate her debut memoir, MOTHER WINTER.

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What to Read When: Rumpus Staff Favorites 2018

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The Rumpus editorial staff selects our favorite pieces from 2018!

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Notable San Francisco: 12/5–12/11

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Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Notable Philadelphia: 10/30–11/5

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Literary events in and around Philly this week!

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Notable NYC: 10/27–11/2

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 10/22–10/28

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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Writing Back to History: A Conversation with Kiese Laymon

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Kiese Laymon discusses his new memoir, HEAVY.

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Notable Portland: 7/12–7/18

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Literary events in and around Portland this week!

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What to Read When You’ve Made It Halfway Through 2018

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Rumpus editors share forthcoming books they can’t wait to read!

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Taking Back Control: A Conversation with Joseph Osmundson

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Joseph Osmundson discusses his memoir, Inside/Out, intimacy, trauma, and the sometimes violence of desire.

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What Do I Do With My Fear?: A Conversation with Megan Stielstra

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Megan Stielstra discusses her new essay collection, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, fear, privilege, and the intersection of politics and everyday life.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Erika T. Wurth

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Erika T. Wurth talks about her latest book, Buckskin Cocaine, persevering through rejection, and white writers writing Native characters.

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Notable Twin Cities: 4/23–4/29

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Sunday 4/23: Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrator Claudia McGehee, and stream-hunter Mike Osterholm will present their beautiful new picture book Creekfinding. There will also be a signing and reception with refreshments. Red Balloon Bookshop, 3 p.m., free. Monday 4/24: Poet Chris Santiago will be reading from his collection Tula to celebrate National Poetry Month. Maple Grove Library, 6:30 p.m., free. Tuesday 4/25: Join Excelsior Bay […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Rion Amilcar Scott

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Rion Amilcar Scott discusses his story collection Insurrections, father relationships, hip-hop, knowing when to abandon a project, and choosing not to workshop certain stories.

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The Rumpus Interview with Emily Raboteau

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Emily Raboteau discusses her essay, “Know Your Rights!” from the collection, The Fire This Time, what she loves about motherhood, and why it’s time for White America to get uncomfortable.

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The Rumpus Interview with Kaitlyn Greenidge

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Kaitlyn Greenidge discusses her debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman, siblinghood and sisterhood, and finding a group to call “my people” in the larger literary world.

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Young Black Writers Reflect on #blacklivesmatter

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because I want to not cry because I actually hate crying because none of my tears can offer resurrection none of my poems can offer resurrection none of my image searches can offer resurrection and I want us to stay alive Khadijah Queen and eleven other young writers of color—Roger Reeves, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Rion Amilcar […]

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Notable NYC: 9/27–10/3

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Saturday 9/27: Dylan Landis reads Rainey Royal (September 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Anselm Berrigan, Sapphire, and Katrin Tschirgi celebrate the release of the latest issue of Washington Square. NYU Creative Writers House, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 9/28: Melissa Adamo, Alex Norcia, Melissa Swantkowski, and Dana Jaye Cadman celebrate the two year anniversary of English Kills […]

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Reading Others in America

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When it comes to our literary dialogue, Kiese Laymon stands unaffected: The problem with our national lit isn’t just that it’s often written from the same voice; it’s written often to the same listeners. But if you changed the listeners, you change the art. Literally. The conversation goes on at Vol.1 Brooklyn; Laymon touches on […]

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