Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!
Tags: Aja Gabel, Alexa Brahme, Alexander Chee, Alibi Jones, Amy Meng, Angelica Baker, Antonio Monda, Arpine Konyalian Grenier, Benjamin H. Shepard, Brittany Ackerman, Cody Ross Romero, Corey Mead, Daisy Atterbury, Dizz Tate, Donna Masini, Echo Pane, Eddie Joyce, Emma Copley Eisenberg, Erik McGregor, Franchesca Ramsey, Frencheska Medina, Gnaomi Siemens, Halifu Osumare, HIlary Plum, Hubert Vigilla, Idra Novey, Jawole Zollar, JC Hopkins, Jennifer Haupt, Jess Feldman, Joan Larkin, John Griswold Pena, Jonas Kyle, Julia Fine, Julia Guez, Julie Buntin, Julie Orringer, Katie Rejsek, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Keegan Lester, Kelly Anderson, Lara Elena Donnelly, Laura Creste, Laura Marris, Liz Bowen, Luke McMullan, marie howe, Mark Noonan, Mary Boo Anderson, mary gaitskill, Max Gladstone, Meiko Ko, Melissa Febos, Melissa Mesku, Michael Chabon, Michael Whalen, Michelle Tea, Miller Oberman, Mina Zohal, Minda Honey, Neil DeMause, New York City, Nick Flynn, Nicole Sealey, notable new york, Notable NYC, Noy Holland, Nuar Alsadir, patrick rosal, Peter Catapano, Polly Duff Kertis, Pred Cisterna, Rakesh Satyal, Randall Klein, Rax King, Riccardo Manzotti, Robin Laverne Wilson, Robin Michals, Ron Kolm, Sandra Allen, Sara Lippmann, Sarah Gailey, Shy Watson, Tayari Jones, tom mcallister, Toni Jensen, Victoria Redel, Wren Hanks, Zoë Van Tieghem
To be forced to speak in the language of the colonist, the language of the oppressor, while also carrying within us the storm of Jamaican patois, we live under a constant hurricane of our doubleness. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, African Diaspora, afrofuturism, Aimé Césaire, Bennington College, Books, Cannibal, caribbean, Cathy Park Hong, Charlottesville, colonization, confederate, confederate flag, Derek Walcott, diversity, eugenics, fathers, fathers and daughters, fear, female body, immigrants, immigration, Interviews, Jamaica, Junot Diaz, Kamau Brathwaite, Kenya, Laura Creste, Lewis and Clark, memoir, misogyny, modeling, Monticello, One Hundred Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof, patriarchy, poems, poetry, Poetry Magazine, power, Racism, Rastafarian, religion, Rita Dove, Robert E. Lee, Rumpus Original, Sacajawea, Safiya Sinclair, Shakespeare, slavery, Stonewall Jackson, The Tempest, thomas jefferson, university of virginia, Vermont, violence, Wangechi Mutu, white gaze, white privilege, Women Writers of Color, writers of color
In her new book, The Selfishness of Others, Kristin Dombek turns her deliberate inquisition and dry humor on the suddenly ubiquitous if “sketchy” word narcissism. In conversation with Laura Creste at the Ploughshares blog, Dombek talks about the origins and offshoots of her interest in narcissism, refracted by the memoir form, polyamory, and a kind of basic […]
Monica Sok discusses her award-winning poetry chapbook
Year Zero, her interest in Southeast Asian history, and living in isolation. ...more
Tags: Alton Sterling, Aracelis Girmay, archeology, Ben Kiernan, black lives matter, Black Maria, Bunkong Tuon, Cambodia, Chath pierSath, communism, Dallas, Deborah Landau, Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, genocide, John Pirozzi, Kem Ley, Khmer Rouge, Killing Fields, Kingdom Animalia, Laura Creste, Marilyn Chin, Mary Oliver, Monica Sok, NYU, orlando, Peuo Tuy, Philando Castile, Phina So, Phnom Penh, poetry, Pol Pot, Prek Eng, Princess Moon, Rithy Panh, Sharon Olds, Siem Reap, Sokunthary Svay, southeast asia, Tararith Kho, teeth, The Missing Picture, The Pol Pot Regime, trauma, trauma writing, violence, Year Zero, Yeng Chheangly, Yesenia Montilla