Posts Tagged: Lit Hub

Looking for Ghosts: A Conversation with John Freeman

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John Freeman discusses his debut collection of poetry, Maps, displacement, empathy, and trying to find a way forward in the nation and the world.

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This Week in Essays

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Over at The Walrus, Fatima Syed looks to build space in popular culture for depictions of different types of Muslims. With a sinking feeling, Kristen Arnett looks inside herself and finds nothing but the swamp of Florida’s influence in a reflective essay for Lit Hub. Alcy Levya launches The Rumpus’s July series, #reclaimingpatriotism2017, with a powerful essay about his duties on the front lines […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The Guardian looks at how an Australian feminist bookstore took on MRA trolls. Two Dollar Radio, a Columbus-based independent publisher, plans to open a bookstore. A community bookstore in Amman, Jordan that charged a pay-what-you-can fee for books nearly went bankrupt, but was saved by crowdfunding from around the world.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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We’re halfway through June, and though the first day of summer isn’t technically until June 21, I think we can all agree that we’re well into the sweltering season. This week’s story captures those quintessential staples of summer—swimming pools, soft serve, bike rides, frozen Capri Suns—but it’s no typical poolside read. “We Were the Drowners” by […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, Canadian-British author Alison MacLeod mixes fiction with fact and memoir with metaphysics in a short story about a visit to Sylvia Plath’s grave. At Lit Hub, “Sylvia Wears Pink in the Underworld” takes what could otherwise be an item on a tourist’s agenda or an assignment in a ninth grade English class and transmutes […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, a short story collection written by an author in North Korea and smuggled across its borders is reaching readers in North America. The Accusation is the first known story collection written by an author still living inside the totalitarian state to have escaped its iron curtain, and it is now being published across […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Joshua Mohr

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Joshua Mohr discusses his memoir Sirens, writing for his daughter, and why he values art that trusts its audience.

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This Week in Essays

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For Guernica, Carmen Maria Machado writes about cultural myths around large women and fighting to take up space with her body and her mind. Woe be to those who buy the Peggy couch. Anna Hezel pens a hilarious “buyer beware” at The Awl. Over at Lit Hub, Stéphane Gerson shares the process of writing his grief after losing his son.

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Visit Us at AWP!

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If you’re at AWP this week, please stop by and say hi! We’re tables 433 and 434 at the bookfair, and we’ll be ready to fulfill all your Rumpus merchandise needs and answer any questions you may have about the site. And, if you’re around tomorrow evening, don’t miss our offsite, WRITE TOGETHER, FIGHT TOGETHER, co-hosted […]

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