Posts Tagged: Lesbian

Moments within Days within Seasons: Talking with Alicia Mountain

By

Alicia Mountain discusses her debut collection, High Ground Coward, the surveillance state, and queer representation in the poetry world. 

...more

Something Truer Than True: Talking with Kelly O’Connor McNees

By

Kelly O’Connor McNees discusses her new novel, Undiscovered Country, the timeliness of its story, and the genre of historical fiction.

...more

These Places Surround Me: Talking with Quintan Ana Wikswo

By

Quintan Ana Wikswo discusses her novel, A Long Curving Scar Where the Heart Should Be, delving into the facets of trauma, and her creative processes.

...more

Rumpus Exclusive: Para las duras/For the Hard Ones

By

Preview Myriam Gurba’s forward to this forthcoming Sapphic Classics reprint, and an original poem from the collection by tatiana de la tierra!

...more

Change Is Necessary: A Conversation with Kristen Arnett

By

Kristen Arnett discusses her debut collection, Felt in the Jaw, how place informs writing, and deciding to hold her book release party at a local 7-Eleven.

...more

Sylvia Plath and Reclaiming the Gaze

By

Perhaps as women we are always trying to record the gaze. Marginalized people are often asked to validate our distrust, trepidation, and fear.

...more

So Much Love of Death: A Crown of Violets by Renée Vivien

Reviewed By

Translation always sacrifices something, and Pious, in her translations, has been consistent about the choice to cleave to some formal principles and lean away from others.

...more

Unbound

By

It’s always been ground glass, scraping against my insides. I imagine a light held to the place where I open would illuminate a mess of torn flesh, throbbing red-wet.

...more

The Ability to Pass Becomes Her Cage: Talking with SJ Sindu

By

SJ Sindu discusses her new novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, queer readings of Hindu scriptures, and issues of privilege and power.

...more

Scars of War: Watching Battle of the Sexes

By

Until recently, coming out was almost always dangerous—not only to our careers and our relationships but also to our bodies. And so hiding was (and sometimes still is) a necessity.

...more

The Rumpus Interview with Lucy Jane Bledsoe

By

Lucy Jane Bledsoe discusses her latest book, A Thin Bright Line, uncovering the remarkable story of her aunt, and illuminating history through the lens of imagination.

...more

(K)ink: Writing While Deviant: Amber Dawn

By

What do we as writers tell each other about the intersections of trauma and desire? How do we encourage (or discourage) each other to reveal the power and tensions in those margins?

...more

Leduc Revisited

By

To write is to be liberate oneself. Untrue. To write is to change nothing. Writing for the Guardian, Rafia Zakaria tells us about Violette Leduc: discovered by Simone de Beauvoir and published by Albert Camus, Leduc, the sexually explicit lesbian feminist, was largely unread even in her prime though has always been critically hailed, and […]

...more

The Saturday Rumpus Review: Carol

By

Carol is a powerful woman with enviable self-knowledge, effortlessly creating an erotic, sensual ideal of herself as a covert spectacle for queer midcentury women.

...more

The Rumpus Interview with Chinelo Okparanta

By

Chinelo Okparanta talks about her debut novel, Under the Udala Trees, her upcoming appearance at Portland’s Wordstock book festival, and LGBTQ rights in America and worldwide.

...more

Violette Leduc Regained

By

Tom Roberge, over at Lit Hub, tells the story of Violette Leduc’s lost Thérèse and Isabelle, a novel centering around a lesbian relationship, newly republished with a new translation and unabridged by the Feminist Press. Leduc’s works are distressingly hard to find in English, so we’re more than happy to see Leduc receiving a much-needed reexamination.

...more