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Posts Tagged: mothers and daughters

ENOUGH: Thawing a Dream

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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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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Cynthia Dewi Oka

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Cynthia Dewi Oka discusses her new collection, FIRE IS NOT A COUNTRY.

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The Rumpus Mini Interview Project: Carribean Fragoza

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“I always try to locate stories deep inside myself, physically and emotionally.”

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Turning the Lights On

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I feel guilt in the not good enough I carry alongside the not bad enough.

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Woven Fibers and Broken Threads: Katherine Agyemaa Agard’s of colour

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To be imbricated in hundreds of years of colonial violence is to be entangled in colorist logics and stories of loss and belonging that are rarely linear or singular.

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The Burden of Translation: Talking with Leonora Simonovis

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Leonora Simonovis discusses her debut collection, STUDY OF THE RAFT.

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Bringing to Light: A Gathering and Tethering of Memory in Darla Himeles’s Cleave

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Poems echo, rebound, and speak to one another.

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The Trauma of Surviving: Tastes Like War by Grace M. Cho

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Amid all this survival, Cho carries the reader through with the comfort of food.

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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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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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ENOUGH: Undomesticated Dances

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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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Acts of Love: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

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Zauner’s memoir is not a performance, but an act of love, including all the dirty little bits that come with it.

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The More Painful Absence: Keema Waterfield’s Inside Passage

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In this lush and raw account, musicians play, voices harmonize and then separate again, town after Alaska town rolls by… and Waterfield searches for home.

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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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Reinventing the Truth: A Conversation with Anna Qu

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Anna Qu discusses her debut memoir, MADE IN CHINA.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Elizabeth Gonzalez James

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Elizabeth Gonzalez James discusses her debut novel, MONA AT SEA.

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Child as Mother to the Woman: Catherine Gammon’s China Blue

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In this book we are taken by all three: language, plot, character.

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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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Accidental Altars

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Choose, the specter points in opposite directions.

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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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The Legality of Love

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I remember when I learned there is a syntax to love.

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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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How Beautiful and Rough: A Conversation with Ashley C. Ford

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Ashley C. Ford discusses her debut memoir, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER.

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