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Apples, Sonnet Crowns, and Other Containers of Trauma: Talking with Jeri Frederickson

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Jeri Frederickson discusses her debut collection, YOU ARE NOT LOST.

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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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Disclosing Disability and Finding Freedom: Talking with James Tate Hill

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James Tate Hill discusses his new memoir, BLIND MAN’S BLUFF.

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Finding Meaning at the Edge of Reality: Talking with Elissa Washuta

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Elissa Washuta discusses her new essay collection, WHITE MAGIC.

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You Can’t Stop Rivers from Running: Talking with Rajiv Mohabir

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Rajiv Mohabir discusses ANTIMAN and CUTLISH.

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Two Books for the Frozen Sea: A Conversation with Megan Stielstra

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Megan Stielstra discusses her recently rereleased books EVERYONE REMAIN CALM and ONCE I WAS COOL.

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The Trauma of Surviving: Tastes Like War by Grace M. Cho

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Amid all this survival, Cho carries the reader through with the comfort of food.

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Wow, Mom!: Mom Genes by Abigail Tucker

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The best books I have read about motherhood have not reassured me that these feelings will resolve.

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Creating a Fractured Whole: Megan Culhane Galbraith’s The Guild of the Infant Saviour

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To have lost, found, and then lost again seems especially wrenching, a kind of unmothering.

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Grab Hold the Rope of Language: A Conversation with Jan Beatty

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Jan Beatty discusses her new memoir, AMERICAN BASTARD.

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Language as a Kind of Home: Talking with Anne Liu Kellor

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Anne Liu Kellor discusses her debut memoir, HEART RADICAL.

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Fighting the Weightiness of Metaphors: A Conversation with M. Leona Godin

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Dr. M. Leona Godin discusses her new book, THERE PLANT EYES.

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Acts of Love: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

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Zauner’s memoir is not a performance, but an act of love, including all the dirty little bits that come with it.

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The More Painful Absence: Keema Waterfield’s Inside Passage

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In this lush and raw account, musicians play, voices harmonize and then separate again, town after Alaska town rolls by… and Waterfield searches for home.

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Finding Meaning in Where the Why Leads: Talking with Kyle Beachy

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Kyle Beachy discusses his new memoir, THE MOST FUN THING.

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The Isolation of Millennial Life: Ancco’s Nineteen

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Nineteen is a book that’s by turns smart, sad, and scathing.

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Arriving at the Mystery: A Conversation with Oliver de la Paz

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Poet Oliver de la Paz discusses art-making, hybrid forms, and his work.

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Writing to Heal: Talking with Emilly Prado

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Emilly Prado discusses her debut essay collection, FUNERAL FOR FLACA.

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Reinventing the Truth: A Conversation with Anna Qu

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Anna Qu discusses her debut memoir, MADE IN CHINA.

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Voices On Addiction: A Conversation with James Brown and Patrick O’Neil

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James Brown and Patrick O’Neil discuss WRITING YOUR WAY TO RECOVERY.

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Scrutinizing the Ties That Bind: Melissa Febos’s Girlhood

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By the end of the collection, Febos has managed to rewrite or erase entirely many parts of the patriarchal script that held her bound.

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Poetry as Incantation: Talking with Andrea Actis

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Andrea Actis discusses her debut book, GREY ALL OVER.

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That Moment of Transition: Talking with Musa Okwonga

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Musa Okwonga discusses IN THE END, IT WAS ALL ABOUT LOVE and ONE OF THEM.

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How Beautiful and Rough: A Conversation with Ashley C. Ford

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Ashley C. Ford discusses her debut memoir, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER.

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Hopeful Acts: Talking with Krys Malcolm Belc

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Krys Malcolm Belc discusses his debut memoir, THE NATURAL MOTHER OF THE CHILD.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Karen Salyer McElmurray

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“The grief felt like giving birth, these waves of pain and then receiving.”

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Uncollapsing Memory: A Conversation with Vince Granata

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Vince Granata discusses his debut memoir, EVERYTHING IS FINE.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Laraine Herring

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“That’s the power of art, I think. It is transformative. It can love us all back home.”

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