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Posts Tagged: motherhood

Learning the Hard Way: A Conversation with Kate Baer

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Kate Baer discusses her new poetry collection, HOPE THIS FINDS YOU WELL.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Amanda Moore

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Amanda Moore discusses her debut collection, REQUEENING.

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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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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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All the Tired Horses

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There is a cloudy line between noise and sound, routine and ritual.

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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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Birth Stories: Kendra DeColo’s I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World

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The speaker is both ruthlessly in her body and simultaneously elsewhere.

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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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A Small Universe Set in Motion: Talking with Amanda Moore

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Amanda Moore discusses her debut poetry collection, REQUEENING.

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A Multi-Modal Study of Exquisite Blackness: Krista Franklin’s Too Much Midnight

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In Franklin’s telling, we are not just born, but fervent in our existence.

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The Idiosyncrasies of Aging: Talking with Ali Solomon

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Ali Solomon discusses her new book, I AM WHY DO I NEED VENMO? YEARS OLD.

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Voices on Addiction: Searching for Gwen

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This was a reconnaissance mission. My intention was to save her, not alienate her.

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To Gleam at the Periphery: Talking with Kendra DeColo

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Kendra DeColo discusses her new collection, I AM NOT TRYING TO HIDE MY HUNGERS FROM THE WORLD.

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The Fractures of Motherhood: Julia Fine’s The Upstairs House

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Like Fine’s uniquely constructed book, being a mom is to be permanently fractured.

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How We Create Ourselves: Second Place by Rachel Cusk

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The voice reaches and reaches at answers to broad questions. Sometimes it pulls back pieces of insight and beauty.

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ENOUGH: Encumber (A Brief History)

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A Rumpus series of work by women, trans, and nonbinary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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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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The Ugly Side of Ambition: A Conversation with Joy Lanzendorfer

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Joy Lanzendorfer discusses her debut novel, RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM.

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Paying in Time

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The contempt the place exuded for the people inside it felt physical, hanging in the air like humidity.

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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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To Set Asunder: The Separation and Synthesis of Tiana Nobile’s Cleave

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A word becomes a reckoning, a reconciling of contradiction.

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