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Posts Tagged: natural world

Grounded by Circumstance: Tina Barr’s Green Target

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Barr is an astonishing image-maker, adept in creating significance through anthimeria.

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The Last Book I Loved: Re-reading Dana Levin’s Banana Palace in 2019

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In such a context, Dana Levin’s particular apocalypses deserve another look.

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Shadows and Story: Talking with Jake Skeets

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Jake Skeets discusses his debut poetry collection, EYES BOTTLE DARK WITH A MOUTHFUL OF FLOWERS.

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The Crowtagonist at the End of the World: Talking with Kira Jane Buxton

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Kira Jane Buxton discusses her debut novel, HOLLOW KINGDOM.

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Monarchs, Motherhood, and Transformation

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These butterflies needed help, and I wanted to deliver them my garden.

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The Poem Remembers: A Conversation with David Baker

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David Baker discusses SWIFT: NEW & SELECTED POEMS.

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Studying the City of Angels: A Conversation with Nina Revoyr

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Nina Revoyr discusses her new novel, A STUDENT OF HISTORY.

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Telling Our Truths: A Conversation with Shaindel Beers

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Shaindel Beers discusses her third collection, SECURE YOUR OWN MASK.

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Here Is the Physical Proof: Talking with Elizabeth Rush

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Elizabeth Rush discusses RISING: DISPATCHES FROM THE NEW AMERICAN SHORE.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Peter Mishler

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Peter Mishler discusses his debut collection, Fludde, the effect of ritual on poems, and childhood psychology.

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A Megaphone for a Generation: Coming of Age at the End of Nature

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[T]his generation is no longer sure that the future will be better than the past.

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What Is Vibrant and Hidden: A Conversation with Jenny Boully

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Jenny Boully discusses her new book, Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life, construction of voice, occupying liminal spaces, and editing with sincerity.

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The Rumpus Mini-interview Project #137: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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“Admitting a love or joy, or yes, wonder for the natural world is, especially as a woman of color, one of the most vulnerable things we can do.”

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Swinging Modern Sounds #86: Transcendentalism!

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The point is not to control the medium, the point is to interact with the medium, to find out what’s natural to it and what’s native to it and work with that, respond to that.

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A Book with Wings: Bird Book by Sidney Wade

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There is an acceptance of the strangeness of things in these poems, even a generosity big enough to invite the oracle in for dinner.

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The Depths We Don’t Have Words For: Sally Bliumis-Dunn’s Echolocation

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[R]eading these poems feels like looking down into deep water, being able to see only so far and no farther.

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Seeking Terra Firma

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To truly know a land is to become it—to embody its storms in your bones, taste its dark soil beneath your nails, know the tangled history of the people who walked before you.

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Slowly Converging Paths: A Conversation with Nate Blakeslee

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Nate Blakeslee discusses American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West, cultivating trust in his sources, and recreating action-packed scenes he did not witness.

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