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Posts Tagged: pandemic

Candy from Strangers: A Conversation with Jennifer Egan

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We can try to perform our inner lives, but we can’t actually reveal them. We can create a simulacrum, which is so much of what I see on social media, and that simulacrum is entertainment. It’s exciting because we all love the whiff of authenticity, and the more mediated our culture feels, the more we crave it, but we can’t actually give it away. We cannot actually break through the barrier of our individual aloneness.

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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 Cynthia Dewi Oka

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

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We Do What We Can: A Conversation with Ryka Aoki

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Ryka Aoki discusses her second novel, LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS.

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Picasso Shares His Screen

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The faces of the students appeared one by one, both there and not.

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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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Writing from the Bottom: Active Reception by Noah Ross

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Active Reception writes into the place where language fails.

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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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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Derrick Austin

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Derrick Austin discusses his new poetry collection, TENDERNESS.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Wendy J. Fox

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Wendy J. Fox discusses her new story collection, WHAT IF WE WERE SOMEWHERE ELSE.

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From the Outside In: Talking with Ellene Glenn Moore

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Ellene Glenn Moore discusses her debut poetry collection, HOW BLOOD WORKS.

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The Resumes of Identity We Present to Strangers: A Conversation with Dolly Alderton

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Dolly Alderton discusses her new novel, GHOSTS.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Maggie Nelson

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Maggie Nelson discusses her new book, ON FREEDOM: FOUR SONGS OF CARE AND CONSTRAINT.

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Bones of Buried Kings

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What makes a body violable? This jaw, a piece of evidence. This body, the remains of a life.

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Tracing the Wolf

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To brand myself with something I feared and sought to subdue seemed like a reclamation.

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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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Reimagining Place in the Pandemic

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This collection suggests again and again that poets and poetry are conjoined with such places—found on a map and indelibly mapped to the psyche.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Aruni Kashyap

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“[T]he testimonial form is rebellious; it says that it will record what the state tried to erase.”

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The Past Is All We Have: André Aciman’s Homo Irrealis

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Is it not in the warm chambers of the past, after all, that we are immortal, invincible, and alive?

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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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