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Posts Tagged: LGBTQ

Defying Gravity: Ryka Aoki’s Light from Uncommon Stars

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This book is disarmingly—in fact, unnervingly—amoral.

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From the Archive: Unbound

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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.

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ENOUGH: Letting Myself Breathe

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A Rumpus series of work by women, trans, and nonbinary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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How to Watch While Being Watched: Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s Borealis

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The experience, rather than linear, is borealian.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Christopher Gonzalez

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Christopher Gonzalez discusses his debut story collection, I’M NOT HUNGRY BUT I COULD EAT.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Nefertiti Asanti

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“…each month I embrace a kind of death within my womb that offers me a life I can live with.”

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We Do What We Can: A Conversation with Ryka Aoki

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Ryka Aoki discusses her second novel, LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS.

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Turning the Lights On

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I feel guilt in the not good enough I carry alongside the not bad enough.

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A Generational Story Not Being Told: Talking with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore discusses BETWEEN CERTAIN DEATH AND A POSSIBLE FUTURE.

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Stained with Autobiography: Talking with Christopher Gonzalez

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Christopher Gonzalez discusses his debut story collection, I’M NOT HUNGRY BUT I COULD EAT.

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Woven Fibers and Broken Threads: Katherine Agyemaa Agard’s of colour

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To be imbricated in hundreds of years of colonial violence is to be entangled in colorist logics and stories of loss and belonging that are rarely linear or singular.

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Opening Survival Doors Through Language: A Conversation with Stacey Waite

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Stacey Waite talks about her poetry collections BUTCH GEOGRAPHY and THE LAKE HAS NO SAINT.

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Laughing Through It: Emily Austin’s Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead

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Morbid humor exists for a reason: to poke fun at our inevitable ends and lighten its emotional load.

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Reading Whitman While White

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It is only by holding Whitman accountable for all of his language that we can also love other parts of his language and poetics.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Lindsay Merbaum

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“It was like wandering through my own labyrinth.”

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Bringing to Light: A Gathering and Tethering of Memory in Darla Himeles’s Cleave

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Poems echo, rebound, and speak to one another.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: On Sight

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You stood and put your hair up. It made you a different man. You got hard and decided you were why.

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Felt Space

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If I were to stare into a mirror, I’m not sure I would see anything back.

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Pick Your Pleasure: Talking with Liz Asch

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Liz Asch discusses her new book, YOUR SALT ON MY LIPS.

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Haunted, Beloved: A Conversation with Jacques Rancourt

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Jacques Rancourt discusses his new collection, BROCKEN SPECTRE.

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To Gleam at the Periphery: Talking with Kendra DeColo

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Kendra DeColo discusses her new collection, I AM NOT TRYING TO HIDE MY HUNGERS FROM THE WORLD.

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On Trauma, Memory, and Language: Talking with Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

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Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi discusses her new novel, SAVAGE TONGUES.

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