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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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Lamentation for Songbirds

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If the birds were first, other small things would surely follow, and we are the caretakers of small things.

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Starting with Fire: A Conversation with Mai Der Vang

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Mai Der Vang discusses her new poetry collection, YELLOW RAIN.

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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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Not Defined by Grief: A Conversation with Julie Marie Wade

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Julie Marie Wade discusses her newest poetry collection, SKIRTED.

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ENOUGH: The Color of the Cast

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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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Rumpus Exclusive: “The Human”

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Man was living on the moon but Medicare was still a disaster.

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Poetry as Incantation: Talking with Andrea Actis

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Andrea Actis discusses her debut book, GREY ALL OVER.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Daddies and Sons

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When Jeb was old enough to have a family of his own, he hardly ever laid hands on his boys.

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Voices on Addiction: Safety in a Blue Light

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Television babysat our family—our thirteen-channel set, reception via a rooftop antenna.

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We Are More: Show Me Your Teeth

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Despite growing up in a predominately white suburb, my family never had a white dentist.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Poor People Disappear

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Nothing is not right. There is no indication there has ever been a house.

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Sleeping with Myself

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I exist in a field of landmines, never quite sure when one will go off or why.

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Possibility Is Spellbinding: The Lightness by Emily Temple

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In short, lightness is the capacity to leave without regret.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Mira Returns to Athens”

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How had he seen me upon this initial meeting? How had I seen him?

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Larger Than Life: Talking with Alia Volz

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Alia Volz discusses her debut memoir, HOME BAKED.

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The Poem Must Forgive: E. J. Koh’s The Magical Language of Others

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Empathy and forgiveness must begin with understanding.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Wild Animals

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I searched in its beady eyes and tried to find a motherly warmth.

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Circuitous Journeys: Talking with Sejal Shah

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Sejal Shah discusses her debut essay collection, THIS IS ONE WAY TO DANCE.

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A Vocabulary for Apostates

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I needed to reshape the definitions of words that were used against me.

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Interrogating Grief: A Converstion with Victoria Chang

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Victoria Chang discusses her new poetry collection, OBIT.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #208: Stephen Van Dyck

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“This reality is so much dustier, smellier, and bitterer than it seems through a screen.”

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Language Is Material: A Conversation with Simon(e) van Saarloos

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Simon(e) van Saarloos discusses PLAYING MONOGAMY.

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