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Posts Tagged: mortality

Laughing Through It: Emily Austin’s Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead

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Morbid humor exists for a reason: to poke fun at our inevitable ends and lighten its emotional load.

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Before

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The mind, you see, wants better weather. The mind wants to believe what suits it best.

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Lamentation for Songbirds

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If the birds were first, other small things would surely follow, and we are the caretakers of small things.

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Bones of Buried Kings

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What makes a body violable? This jaw, a piece of evidence. This body, the remains of a life.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Thomas Farber

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“As a writer, to describe even perils can be a form of hope.”

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Rumpus Exclusive: “The Human”

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Man was living on the moon but Medicare was still a disaster.

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We Are Not Gods: Talking with Elizabeth Ellen

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Elizabeth Ellen discusses her new story collection, HER LESSER WORK.

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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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Omayra (In Other Words)

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I wonder, then, what it is to die. Perhaps to die is a matter of location.

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A Space of Sanctuary: Mother Country by Elana Bell

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The body, like a country, holds so much, and all at once.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Dear G.B.”

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There are many ways to be ripped to shreds.

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Losing the World

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When we begin life, language is play.

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Interrogating Grief: A Converstion with Victoria Chang

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Victoria Chang discusses her new poetry collection, OBIT.

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Too Close to Home

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I can’t relax. Bullets are on my mind.

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Turning and Turning: Jericho Brown’s The Tradition

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[T]his is a book in direct conversation with literary tradition.

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