Posts Tagged: Racism

Racism Shouldn’t Be Shocking: Toppling American Myths

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Let us teach something new to the next generation that speaks to the lessons we’ve learned.

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How to Become a Poet: A Conversation with Ashley M. Jones

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“You don’t have to drink yourself into the Great American Poetry Masterpiece.”

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They Prefer People to Die: On Trump, Borders, and Racism

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A good man doesn’t leave someone to die in the desert, and when he uses God’s name, he does it to bless, not to kill.

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Struggling toward Truth: Porochista Khakpour’s Sick

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Khakpour gathers courage, again and again, as she reaches into the most painful parts of her life, excavates them, and holds them up to the light.

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Look at How the Bullets Have Missed

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I praise everyone I can still touch, their warmth a violent protest against the cold weapons of death.

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Splintered Doors

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This journey is ongoing. But I know this: my daughter will never have to break down a door.

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The Emotion of the Moment: Talking with Terese Marie Mailhot

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Terese Marie Mailhot discusses her debut memoir, Heart Berries, crafting trauma on the page, and her views on motherhood after writing her memoir.

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Like Juggling Knives: Talking with Rumaan Alam

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Rumaan Alam discusses his new novel, That Kind of Mother, the limits of the employer-employee relationship, and the grossness of heterosexual sex.

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These Places Surround Me: Talking with Quintan Ana Wikswo

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Quintan Ana Wikswo discusses her novel, A Long Curving Scar Where the Heart Should Be, delving into the facets of trauma, and her creative processes.

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Taking Back Control: A Conversation with Joseph Osmundson

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Joseph Osmundson discusses his memoir, Inside/Out, intimacy, trauma, and the sometimes violence of desire.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Shara Lessley

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Shara Lessley discusses her new collection, The Explosive Expert’s Wife, the task of humanizing those we might dismiss as monsters, and writing toward hope.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Renee Simms

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Renee Simms discusses her debut collection, Meet Behind Mars, leaving law to become a writer, and writing through major life changes.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Carmen Maria Machado

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Carmen Maria Machado discusses Her Body and Other Parties, riffing off the work of others, and how writing is like solving a math problem.

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Strong Island’s Horizon

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Whose lives are visible? Whose pain is just? Whose grief is vocal? Such inquiry is not rhetorical.

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The Experience Takes Its Shape from You: Talking with Naima Coster

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Naima Coster discusses her debut novel, Halsey Street, getting pushback on her use of Spanish, and the importance of equity and inclusion in higher education.

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SquareRoot of Love, Politics, and Power

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If we really believe that love is important and necessary then where is it, especially when it comes to world politics and power?

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Which Flame Is Mine?: A Conversation with Rajiv Mohabir

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Rajiv Mohabir discusses his second collection, The Cowherd’s Son, his work as a translator, and resisting erasure in a racist America.

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The Burden of Teachable Moments

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My voice begins to crack so I clear my throat. I look at each one of the girls one by one. The heat in me rises. My skin feels like the Texas pavement in July.

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