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Posts Tagged: LGBTQ

A Love That Leaves Scars: With Teeth by Kristen Arnett

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Reading Kristen Arnett’s With Teeth is like taking an afternoon drive down the I-4 of my memory.

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He’s Funny That Way

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A week before our reception, three days married, I beckon Peter to come listen to the song I’ve chosen for our first dance.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Soft Butch”

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For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be strong, to be tough. I didn’t want to be soft.

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Writing Toward Feeling: Talking with Jean Kyoung Frazier

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Jean Kyoung Frazier discusses her debut novel, PIZZA GIRL.

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Depths of Story: Who’s Your Daddy by Arisa White

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The inherited wounds cut so deep one wonders if they can ever be fully healed.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection, GIRLHOOD.

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Working from Memories of Memories: A Conversation with Lauren Hough

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Lauren Hough discusses her debut essay collection, LEAVING ISN’T THE HARDEST THING.

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On Genre and Angle: A Conversation with Julia Koets

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Julia Koets discusses her forthcoming poetry collection, PINE.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Callum Angus

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“When I first came out as trans, I learned a lot from trans youth; they taught me so much.”

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Digital Space Is Real Space: Talking with A.E. Osworth

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A.E. Osworth discusses their debut novel, WE ARE WATCHING ELIZA BRIGHT.

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This Frozen Life

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As soon as life begins, its impulse is to divide.

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Everything Must Change: A Conversation with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection, GIRLHOOD.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Maria Cichosz

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“Thinking about blurring those lines got me closer to the truth of the clichés.”

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Fundamentally, Necessarily Vulnerable: A Conversation with jamie hood

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jamie hood discusses her debut book, HOW TO BE A GOOD GIRL.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Forsyth Harmon

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“Yes: in terms of an authorial presence, I tried to tread lightly.”

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I’m Cold, Please Touch Me: The Freezer Door by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

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Sycamore wrote this book long before pandemic time, and yet it couldn’t have arrived at a better moment.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Randa Jarrar

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Randa Jarrar discusses her new memoir, LOVE IS AN EX-COUNTRY.

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The Light Endures: 13th Balloon by Mark Bibbins

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Grief begs to be analogized, not to be tamed exactly, but somehow made approachable.

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Claiming Space to Matter: Talking with Jennifer Berney

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Jennifer Berney discusses her debut memoir, THE OTHER MOTHERS.

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If My Body Were a House

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Where my masculinity dwells, I am in control.

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The Psychiatrist and the Butch

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My dad, a psychiatrist, wants to write a sex book.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Robin Gow

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“I always knew I wanted to write a queer saint holy book.”

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When Ideals Meet Reality: The Contradictions by Sophie Yanow

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You want to live by your ideals, but it’s hard to make them align with reality.

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To Account for a Life: Talking with Jameson Fitzpatrick

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Jameson Fitzpatrick discusses their debut full-length poetry collection, PRICKS IN THE TAPESTRY.

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Writing for a Trans Audience: Talking with Torrey Peters

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Torrey Peters discusses her debut novel, DETRANSITION, BABY.

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The Violent and the Sensual: original kink by Jubi Arriola-Headley

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Violence can be turned around, turned into pleasure, or an act of freedom, or an act of defiance.

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