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Posts Tagged: postpartum

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The mind, you see, wants better weather. The mind wants to believe what suits it best.

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Two Books for the Frozen Sea: A Conversation with Megan Stielstra

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Megan Stielstra discusses her recently rereleased books EVERYONE REMAIN CALM and ONCE I WAS COOL.

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Birth Stories: Kendra DeColo’s I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World

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The speaker is both ruthlessly in her body and simultaneously elsewhere.

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The Fractures of Motherhood: Julia Fine’s The Upstairs House

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Like Fine’s uniquely constructed book, being a mom is to be permanently fractured.

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Paying in Time

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The contempt the place exuded for the people inside it felt physical, hanging in the air like humidity.

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A Poet of Ecology: Talking with Kate Gaskin

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Kate Gaskin discusses her debut collection, FOREVER WAR.

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The Gothic Horror of the Fourth Trimester: Talking with Julia Fine

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Julia Fine discusses her new novel, THE UPSTAIRS HOUSE.

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Writing What Bothers: A Conversation with Frances Cha

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Frances Cha discusses her debut novel, IF I HAD YOUR FACE.

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Losing the World

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When we begin life, language is play.

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It’s Just Reality: Talking with Meaghan O’Connell

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Meaghan O’Connell discusses her new memoir, And Now We Have Everything, perfectionism in motherhood and writing, and being pregnant again.

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This Is Not a Story About a Ghost

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This is a story about memory. About neurons misfiring, about the strange space between dream and awake, that feeling, when I’m falling asleep, of falling backwards, swinging my arms up to catch myself.

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