Posts Tagged: Maya Angelou

Love, Marriage, and the Bicultural Identity: Talking with Huda Al-Marashi

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Huda Al-Marashi discusses her new memoir, FIRST COMES MARRIAGE.

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What to Read When Trying to Figure Out Who You Are

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Terry H. Watkins shares a list of books to celebrate her novel, DARLING GIRL.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Feminism

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We here at The Rumpus matriarchy are celebrating all of our feminist “mothers” this Mother’s Day!

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Reinforcing the Resistance, Aiding the Anxious: Three Poetry Anthologies

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Barbara Berman reviews three social justice oriented poetry anthologies today at The Rumpus.

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What to Read When You Want to Read about Feminist Saints

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A list from Julia Pierpont to celebrate the release of The Little Book of Feminist Saints.

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What to Read When You Want to Read an “Uncomfortable” Book

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Authors whose works have been challenged or banned give recommendations on other “uncomfortable” books that will make you a better person for having read them.

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Reinventing Motherhood and Re-Dreaming Reality: Talking with Ariel Gore

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Ariel Gore discusses her new novel We Were Witches, why capitalism and the banking system are the real enemies, and finding the limits between memoir and fiction.

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The Rumpus Interview with Naomi Jackson

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Naomi Jackson discusses her debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill, how she approached writing about mental illness and its affects on a family, and choosing to to tell a story from multiple perspectives.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Against Hatred

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We poets do not believe the world belongs to us. Our existence is a miracle, and yet we know our world is limited.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tara Betts

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Tara Betts discusses her newest collection, Break the Habit, the burden placed on black women artists to be both artist and activist, and why writing is rooted in identity.

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The Conversation: Jeremy Clark and Thiahera Nurse

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I’m thinking about the difference between “I stay somewhere” and “I live somewhere.”

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The Rumpus Interview with Mary Karr

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Mary Karr talks about her new book The Art of Memoir, the perception of memoir from a “trashy” form, the virtues of poetry, and the complexity of truth-telling.

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The USPS Doesn’t Know Its Angelou Quotes

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After the United States Postal Service misattributed a quote to Maya Angelou on a commemorative stamp, many suggested that the Postal Service “had simply believed too readily what they read on the Internet.” Now, for the New Yorker, Ian Crouch argues that although the Postal Service received approval from the Angelou family to publish the quote, the […]

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Lisa’s Book Round-Up

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I wouldn’t be much of a book columnist if I didn’t celebrate Alice Munro and her much deserved Nobel Prize for Literature. It surprises me, the number of people who have never read Munro. If you’re one of them, you might start here. In 2004, Jonathan Franzen made an appeal in The New York Times […]

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Poor Word Choice and its Consequences

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Maya Angelou is ruffling some feathers with a recent statement insulting the choice of words that are splayed across the side of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Monument in Washington: “I was a drum major for justice peace and righteousness.” She expressed her discontent with her own choice words: “The quote makes Dr. Martin […]

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