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Posts Tagged: memory

Haunted, Beloved: A Conversation with Jacques Rancourt

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Jacques Rancourt discusses his new collection, BROCKEN SPECTRE.

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On Trauma, Memory, and Language: Talking with Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

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Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi discusses her new novel, SAVAGE TONGUES.

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Reimagining Place in the Pandemic

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This collection suggests again and again that poets and poetry are conjoined with such places—found on a map and indelibly mapped to the psyche.

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Inner Conversations Projected on a Surface: Bruno K. Öijer’s The Trilogy

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A family’s grief traps generations in a search for insight.

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We Are More: Shattering the Ethnic Monolith Myth in The Gimmicks

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To say the past is in the past ignores the abundant ways it controls their lived experience.

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Malus Domestica

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Apples do not grow “true to seed,” meaning that what you put in the ground isn’t always what comes back out of it.

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Making Space for Curiosity: A Conversation with Pik-Shuen Fung

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Pik-Shuen Fung discusses her debut novel, GHOST FOREST.

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It’s about Choices: Talking with Donika Kelly

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Donika Kelly discusses her new poetry collection, THE RENUNCIATIONS.

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The Past Is All We Have: André Aciman’s Homo Irrealis

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Is it not in the warm chambers of the past, after all, that we are immortal, invincible, and alive?

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That’s the Metaphor: A Conversation with Kendra Allen

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Kendra Allen discusses her debut poetry collection, THE COLLECTION PLATE.

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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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Finding Home in a Cult’s Aftermath: Talking with Ronit Plank

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Ronit Plank discusses her new memoir, WHEN SHE COMES BACK.

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Claiming Our Untold Stories: Talking with Gina Frangello

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Gina Frangello discusses her debut memoir, BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: David Biespiel

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“In the act of writing about it and revising it, I’m still having the experience.”

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We Can Be Both Torn and Whole: Talking with Jeannine Ouellette

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Jeannine Ouelette discusses her debut memoir, THE PART THAT BURNS.

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Transformed by Discovering: A Conversation with Beth Kephart

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Beth Kephart discusses her new memoir, WIFE | DAUGHTER | SELF.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

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“The difference with memorializing my story is that I have invited others to live it, for a moment.”

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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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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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Out-of-Body Recognition: A Conversation with JinJin Xu

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JinJin Xu discusses her debut chapbook, THERE IS STILL SINGING IN THE AFTERLIFE.

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Reading the Landscape of the Past: Jessica J. Lee’s Two Trees Make a Forest

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Learning to read a landscape can reveal a deep history.

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The Sound of Beginning: Birthright by George Abraham

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These poems present a challenge to the typically imposed strictures of ownership, narrative, and solution.

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