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Posts Tagged: motherhood

Fraught Woods: Chelsea Rathburn’s Still Life with Mother and Knife

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These are the woods through which we walk from an early age.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #205: Beth Alvarado

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“For me, when I write nonfiction, my mind moves from the outside to the inside.”

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A Political Pregnancy

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Are my choices in this culture so firmly dictated by my ability to give birth?

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The Beat of the Poem: Talking with Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

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Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez discusses her debut poetry collection, COCONUT CURLS Y CAFÉ CON LECHE.

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Be a Reed in the Wind: Talking with Aisha Sharif

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Aisha Sharif discusses her debut collection of poetry, TO KEEP FROM UNDRESSING.

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Scientific, Healing Magic: How to Know the Flowers by Jessica Smith

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A poem by Jessica Smith yields the feeling that atoms of meaning vibrate, then come together.

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A Time and a Place: Talking with Faylita Hicks

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Faylita Hicks discusses her debut poetry collection, HOODWITCH.

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To the Moon: Talking with Heather Christle

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Heather Christle discusses her debut work of nonfiction, THE CRYING BOOK.

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Between Sex and Death: Deborah Landau’s Soft Targets

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Survival, for Landau, is both instinctual and ultimately pointless.

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Parallel Planes: The Ghosts of Mothers and Daughters

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I need to hear myself say it out loud to make it real.

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Expunging the Bogeyman: Sady Doyle’s Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers

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The root of these imagined, monstrous versions of women, Doyle argues, is fear.

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Both Aggressor and Victim: Adèle by Leïla Slimani

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Who is Adèle Robinson, really, and what is it, exactly, that happened to her?

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A Box Full of Darkness: Talking with Adrienne Brodeur

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Adrienne Brodeur discusses her new memoir, WILD GAME.

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Both Ways at Once: Talking with Helen Phillips

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Helen Phillips discusses her new novel, THE NEED.

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Laying Bare Our Truths: A Conversation with Marika Lindholm

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Marika Lindholm discusses WE GOT THIS: SOLO MOM STORIES OF GRIT, HEART, AND HUMOR.

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Everyone You Love Is Broke: The Not Wives by Carley Moore

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How do you go on when the losses seem unbearable?

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A Parcel of Stories: Hard Damage by Aria Aber

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The speaker in Hard Damage, it seems, is writing herself to life.

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