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Posts Tagged: mythology

Mothers and Daughters: Girl by Veronica Golos

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Bodies become something to escape from or leave behind.

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Who Has the Most to Lose?: A Conversation with Julian K. Jarboe

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Julian K. Jarboe discusses EVERYONE ON THE MOON IS ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Mary-Kim Arnold

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Mary-Kim Arnold discusses her new poetry collection, THE FISH & THE DOVE.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #213: Elizabeth Kadetsky

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“I like to engage with and argue with the research; this makes the work dynamic.”

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Queer Disruptions: Talking with Bishakh Som

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Bishakh Som discusses her debut graphic story collection, APSARA ENGINE.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Unf*ckwittable: Talking with Ron A. Austin

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Ron A. Austin discusses his debut novel, AVERY COLT IS A THIEF, A SNAKE, A LIAR.

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The Thread: Hairy Mary Full of Grace

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What a strange depiction. Mary, mother of Jesus, covered in hair.

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Exploration and Connection: A Conversation with Oliver de la Paz

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Oliver de la Paz discusses his newest collection, THE BOY IN THE LABYRINTH.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Ayşe Papatya Bucak

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Ayşe Papatya Bucak discusses her debut story collection, THE TROJAN WAR MUSEUM.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #145: Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

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“Categories are, by definition, externally created and applied.”

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The Thread: Goddesses and Monsters

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Let’s take the women in our lives, and the women who came before us, off the pedestals but also, out of the graves of irrelevancy.

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Both Us and Not Us: A Conversation with Will Boast

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Will Boast discusses his new novel, Daphne, Roman myths, emotional control via cell phone towers, and the rise of the “neuro novel.”

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ENOUGH: As Though Nothing Had Happened at All

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

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Endless Preparation: Apples and Women’s Work

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It makes sense to me that Johnny Appleseed, a man, would travel God’s earth spreading his profligate seed. And then women are doomed to their lives trying to make that seed into something useful.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new book Abandon Me, choosing to be celibate for six months, letting go of our own mythologies, and the sexist reaction women receive when they write nonfiction.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #75: Deborah Kampmeier

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I met Deborah Kampmeier at a workshop in November. We were two weeks post-election; the room was raw with emotion, and electric with conversations about resistance. This tall, badass woman dressed in all black sauntered into the room, and chose a seat at the table. When she read, my solar plexus exploded, and I couldn’t stop […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Clarence Major

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Clarence Major discusses his new collection Chicago Heat and Other Stories, the artist’s role in politics, Donald Trump and race relations, and Paris in the good old days.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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If you recall your Greek mythology, you’ll remember Cassandra, princess of Troy, priestess of Apollo, seer of prophecies, and patron saint of women everywhere screaming themselves blue but never being heard. Cassandra’s prophecies unfailingly proved to be true, but still she was seen as insane by her family and the Trojan people and, in some […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Vi Khi Nao

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Vi Khi Nao on her new novel Fish in Exile, why women shouldn’t apologize (even when they’re wrong), moving between genres, and why humor is vital in a novel full of darkness and grief.

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Buddha Bowls and Wine for All

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At Granta, Eliza Robertson imagines a maenad from Greek mythology as a listless California nymph in a supremely weird and imaginative story: They light Nag Champa incense and sit on the Moroccan floor cushions they bought instead of a couch. Though she normally finds comfort in their living room, tonight it feels like a poorly attended party from […]

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Wishing and Hoping: Card Tricks, Love Spells, and Methods of Escape

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I’ll go one further and posit that we need our illusionists: to disprove our eyes, investigate our dreams, and sometimes charm the money from our pockets.

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