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Posts Tagged: rural

Re-Contextualizing Dolly Parton in Her Full Glory: Talking with Sarah Smarsh

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Sarah Smarsh discusses her new book, SHE COME BY IT NATURAL.

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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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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Alison Stine

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Alison Stine discusses her new novel, ROAD OUT OF WINTER.

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Queering the Southern Gothic: A Conversation with Genevieve Hudson

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Genevieve Hudson discusses her debut novel, BOYS OF ALABAMA.

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A Very Queer Book: Talking with Carter Sickels

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Carter Sickels discusses his new novel, THE PRETTIEST STAR.

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Lingering on Darkness: Sleepovers by Ashleigh Bryant Phillips

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When Ashleigh Bryant Phillips lets loose, she can shock.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers

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Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers discusses her new collection, THE TILT TORN AWAY FROM THE SEASONS.

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Between Illusion and Reality: A Conversation with Erin Pringle

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Erin Pringle discusses her debut novel, HEZADA! I MISS YOU.

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No One Is Disposable: Talking with Emma Copley Eisenberg

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Emma Copley Eisenberg discusses THE THIRD RAINBOW GIRL.

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Barbara Berman’s 2019 Holiday Poetry Shout-Out

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Barbara Berman’s 2019 Poetry Shout-Out!

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Deep, Wide, and Ridiculous: Talking with Diane Seuss

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Diane Seuss discusses her most recent collection, STILL LIFE WITH TWO DEAD PEACOCKS AND A GIRL.

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The Spot You’re Standing In: A Conversation with Chris Dennis

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Chris Dennis discusses his debut story collection, HERE IS WHAT YOU DO.

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Grounded by Circumstance: Tina Barr’s Green Target

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Barr is an astonishing image-maker, adept in creating significance through anthimeria.

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Slouching Toward Vantage: A Conversation with Taneum Bambrick

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Taneum Bambrick discusses her debut poetry collection, VANTAGE.

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Off the Interstate, into Real Experience: Talking with Erica Trabold

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Erica Trabold discusses her debut essay collection, FIVE PLOTS.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #86: Transcendentalism!

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The point is not to control the medium, the point is to interact with the medium, to find out what’s natural to it and what’s native to it and work with that, respond to that.

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It’s All about Positionality: Talking with Kayleb Rae Candrilli

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Kayleb Rae Candrilli discusses their debut collection, What Runs Over, reclaiming memory through poetry, and the political act of being happy.

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Messy and Complicated and Real: Talking with Laura Pritchett

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Author Laura Pritchett discusses her two most recent books, death, sex, and being rural in modern America.

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Endless Preparation: Apples and Women’s Work

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It makes sense to me that Johnny Appleseed, a man, would travel God’s earth spreading his profligate seed. And then women are doomed to their lives trying to make that seed into something useful.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Zola Jesus’s Natural World

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About a year ago, I ended up returning to the land where I grew up and building a house here.

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Basura

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[T]erms like “white trash” and basura most accurately reveal those who are doing the defining. Consider what we throw away, and why. Look at what we throw away. Think about the reasons why.

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Voices on Addiction: The Honeybee

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She never stopped, a bee buzzing from flower to flower to flower, collecting all the sweetness she could.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Erika L. Sánchez

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Erika L. Sánchez discusses her new collection Lessons on Expulsion, pushing back against sexism and misogyny, being a troublemaker, and donkeys.

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