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Posts Tagged: representation

The Complex Disability Representation We Need: Rebekah Taussig’s Sitting Pretty

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What Taussig does, then, is ground these ideas in reality through her own lived experiences.

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Spotlight: The Rumpus Review of John Stanley’s Little Lulu

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For the longest time, John Stanley’s Little Lulu was one of the best kept secrets in comics.

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Writing to Cope: Talking with Yaffa S. Santos

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Yaffa S. Santos discusses her debut novel, A TASTE OF SAGE.

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A Photographer’s Wife

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It’s hard to see what isn’t there.

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No Unnecessary Touching: A Conversation with C. Kubasta

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C. Kubasta discusses her new collection, ABJECTIFICATION: STORIES & TRUTHS.

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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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On Empathy, Complexity, and Whimsy: Talking with Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil discusses her new book, WORLD OF WONDERS.

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Disrupting Language Hierarchies: Talking with Judith Santopietro

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Judith Santopietro discusses TIAWANAKU. POEMAS DE LA MADRE COQA/POEMS FROM THE MOTHER COQA.

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The Promise of Werfel’s Musa Dagh: Portraying Genocide in Fiction

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How does a fictional account come to stand in for history?

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Mary-Kim Arnold

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Mary-Kim Arnold discusses her new poetry collection, THE FISH & THE DOVE.

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Opening New Doors and Windows: Talking with Daniel Chacón

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Daniel Chacón discusses his new collection, KAFKA IN A SKIRT: STORIES FROM THE WALL®.

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Masculinity and Fatal Desire in The Skin I Live In

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Why, in art of all things, should we ignore the intuition of the body?

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A Place for Magic, a Place for Joy: Talking with Keah Brown

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Keah Brown discusses her debut essay collection, THE PRETTY ONE.

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The Uncovered Story: A Conversation with Laura Lippman

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Laura Lippman discusses her newest novel, LADY IN THE LAKE.

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Comics as Critique: Talking with Ezra Claytan Daniels

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Ezra Claytan Daniels discusses the new graphic novel BTTM FDRS.

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Smart Girls, Weird Magic: Talking with Kendra Fortmeyer

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Kendra Fortmeyer discusses her first novel, HOLE IN THE MIDDLE.

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Different Voices: A Conversation with Crystal Hana Kim

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Crystal Hana Kim discusses her debut novel, IF YOU LEAVE ME.

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What’s Between the Covers: A Conversation with Naben Ruthnum

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Naben Ruthnum discusses CURRY: EATING, READING, AND RACE and FIND YOU IN THE DARK.

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A Community of the People: Tommy Orange’s There There

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THERE THERE does not settle, it unsettles.

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Black Panther and Strong Women

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I saw myself on the big screen—the strong black woman that I am, and the stronger black woman I aspire to become.

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The Rumpus Mini-interview Project #137: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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“Admitting a love or joy, or yes, wonder for the natural world is, especially as a woman of color, one of the most vulnerable things we can do.”

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Slush Piles in White

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The sensibilities of whiteness do not want us to work, do not want us to think, do not want us to imagine outside of its bounds.

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Both Outsider and Participant: Thousand Star Hotel by Bao Phi

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In Thousand Star Hotel, the bilingual writer’s struggle with expressing himself in English becomes a metaphor for the immigrant’s struggle with navigating the host nation’s hostile-yet-lucrative social terrain.

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There Is No Break: A Conversation with Nicole Homer

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Poet Nicole Homer discusses her debut collection, Pecking Order, writing motherhood from many angles, and the importance of representation in the media.

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