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Posts Tagged: Oregon

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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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 Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: David Biespiel

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“In the act of writing about it and revising it, I’m still having the experience.”

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Transformed by Discovering: A Conversation with Beth Kephart

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Beth Kephart discusses her new memoir, WIFE | DAUGHTER | SELF.

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The Psychiatrist and the Butch

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My dad, a psychiatrist, wants to write a sex book.

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The Hope of Time: Talking with Judith H. Montgomery

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Judith H. Montgomery discusses her latest poetry collection, MERCY.

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The Right to Lawfully Kill

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I say the world is on fire. I say I’m seeing things.

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Survival Soup

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You could say that I have trained for this pandemic all my life.

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Radical Enough

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I still wonder what became of all those gentle cows.

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That Little Bit of Magic: A Conversation with Ramiza Shamoun Koya

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Ramiza Shamoun Koya discusses her debut novel, THE ROYAL ABDULS.

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It’s a Beautiful (Toxic) Life

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My defensiveness has never been what’s saved me.

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Celebrating Queer Portland: A Conversation with Claire Rudy Foster

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Foster discusses their new story collection, SHINE OF THE EVER.

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Growing the Courage: A Conversation with Frances Badalamenti

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Frances Badalamenti discusses her debut novel, I DON’T BLAME YOU.

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A Confluence of Narratives: Talking with Debra Gwartney

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Debra Gwartney discusses her new memoir, I AM A STRANGER HERE MYSELF.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #94: I Think I Might

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This is a deep dive, therefore, into the site of brilliant, uncompromising contemporary work.

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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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To Look for America: A Road Trip, a Soundtrack

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One thing I was taught about travel—because my father is a black man born in Alabama in 1950—was that there are safe places for black people to go and places that aren’t as safe.

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Cowboy or Terrorist? Harney County and the Trump Presidency

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One person’s freedom to do anything they want can mean the absolute negation of another’s freedom.

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It’s Never Too Late to Be Found: A Conversation with Rene Denfeld

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Rene Denfeld discusses her latest book, The Child Finder, the ways in which trauma traps us, and the important role of imagination in finding resilience and escape.

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