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Posts Tagged: memoir

The Discourse of Undocumentedness: Talking with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

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Karla Cornejo Villavicencio discusses her first book, THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS.

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Re-Contextualizing Dolly Parton in Her Full Glory: Talking with Sarah Smarsh

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Sarah Smarsh discusses her new book, SHE COME BY IT NATURAL.

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Community Destroyed, Memories Reconstructed: A Conversation with Vivian Gibson

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Vivian Gibson discusses her debut memoir, THE LAST CHILDREN OF MILL CREEK.

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An Obligation to Dream: Talking with Noé Álvarez

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Noé Álvarez discusses his debut memoir, SPIRIT RUN.

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Identity as a Hall of Mirrors: Descent by Lauren Russell

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This book is a marriage of the real world and the imagination, the nexus of nonfiction and fiction.

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Through a Prism: A Conversation with Sarah Kasbeer

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Sarah Kasbeer discusses her debut essay collection, A WOMAN, A PLAN, AN OUTLINE OF A MAN.

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The Privilege of Anxiety: Mark O’Connell’s Notes from an Apocalypse

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What does our “future-dread,” as O’Connell puts it, show us about our own lives in the present?

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #232: Mary Morris

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“To really write, I need to hold a pen.”

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Deep Wells: A Conversation with Rebecca McClanahan

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Rebecca McClanahan discusses her new memoir-in-essays, IN THE KEY OF NEW YORK CITY.

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Form Revealing Itself: A Conversation with Liz Prato

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Liz Prato discusses her essay collection VOLCANOES, PALM TREES, AND PRIVILEGE.

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Setting Yourself Free: A Conversation with Alisson Wood

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Alisson Wood discusses her debut memoir, BEING LOLITA.

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No Story Ever Really Ends: Talking with Amy Long

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Amy Long discusses her debut book, CODEPENDENCE.

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Voices on Addiction: A Conversation with Erica C. Barnett

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Erica C. Barnett discusses her debut memoir, QUITTER.

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A Poetic Smorgasbord: A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt

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Each sentence is calculated; each word explodes.

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Living Memory Keepers: Talking with Alicia Elliott

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Alicia Elliott discusses her essay collection, A MIND SPREAD OUT ON THE GROUND.

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A Story That Won’t Behave: Talking with Molly Wizenberg

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Molly Wizenberg discusses her new memoir, THE FIXED STARS.

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Zones of Paradox: A Conversation with Billy-Ray Belcourt

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Billy-Ray Belcourt discusses his new book, A HISTORY OF MY BRIEF BODY.

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Too Earnest for Twitter: A Conversation with Cameron Esposito

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Cameron Esposito discusses her new memoir, SAVE YOURSELF.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #224: Marcia Trahan

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“Memoir is about recreating the complexities of a life.”

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Silence Is the Fertile Field: Talking with Fenton Johnson

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Fenton Johnson discusses his new book, AT THE CENTER OF ALL BEAUTY.

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Constant Motion: Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

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More than a longing for an origin story, Hernandez Castillo’s memoir is an attempt to bring the invisible to light.

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Tech Is Boring: Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener

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Luckily, Wiener offers us more than eloquent masochism.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “The Beautiful Dead”

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It was personal, as the detectives on my favorite shows always said.

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Larger Than Life: Talking with Alia Volz

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Alia Volz discusses her debut memoir, HOME BAKED.

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The Poem Must Forgive: E. J. Koh’s The Magical Language of Others

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Empathy and forgiveness must begin with understanding.

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