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Posts Tagged: menstruation

Rumpus Original Fiction: Scale

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With my first blood, a scale appears, hard and iridescent in the soft skin below my arm. In bathroom mirror light, elbow raised, I press and prod, fingertips rusted from menstrual discovery. They trace red, which soaks into the skin and blossoms more scales, reflecting blue and green. I wash my hands. And the scales […]

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Nefertiti Asanti

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“…each month I embrace a kind of death within my womb that offers me a life I can live with.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #214: Sarah Kersey

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“A poem cannot exist without form or structure, just like the human body can’t operate without a skeleton.”

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Our Beautiful Fragility: A Conversation with Lisa Locascio

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Lisa Locascio discusses her debut novel, OPEN ME.

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Change Is Necessary: A Conversation with Kristen Arnett

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Kristen Arnett discusses her debut collection, Felt in the Jaw, how place informs writing, and deciding to hold her book release party at a local 7-Eleven.

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