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Both Ways at Once: Talking with Helen Phillips

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Helen Phillips discusses her new novel, THE NEED.

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Angry Reminders: Lee Ann Roripaugh’s Tsunami vs. the Fukushima 50

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Human beings like to make myths out of things we don’t understand.

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The Crowtagonist at the End of the World: Talking with Kira Jane Buxton

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Kira Jane Buxton discusses her debut novel, HOLLOW KINGDOM.

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The Luxury of Choice: Talking with Joanne Ramos

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Joanne Ramos discusses her debut novel, THE FARM.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Franny Choi

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Franny Choi discusses her new collection, SOFT SCIENCE.

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Both Hard and Soft: Talking with Lilliam Rivera

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Lilliam Rivera discusses her new novel, DEALING IN DREAMS.

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Divergences from History: A Conversation with K Chess

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K Chess discusses her debut novel, FAMOUS MEN WHO NEVER LIVED.

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Writing in Earnest: Talking with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah discusses FRIDAY BLACK.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Bethany C. Morrow

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Bethany C. Morrow discusses her debut novel, MEM, how it felt to read Toni Morrison for the first time, and her hope for Black girl readers.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sarah Blake

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Sarah Blake discusses her new collection, Let’s Not Live on Earth, questions in poems, monsters, and the challenge of writing a dystopia.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #84: Music for Spaceships

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Perhaps space is an inevitable resting place for music of this kind, because time is completely different when conceived of in the vastness of space, and not only because of relativity.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Brooke C. Obie

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Brooke C. Obie discusses the historical basis for her debut novel, Book of Addis, writing to dismantle white supremacy, and why Black speculative fiction is integral to her survival.

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Between Autonomy and Powerlessness: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

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Women’s bodies signify so much, both to ourselves and others, that inhabiting them and having ownership over them often feel like two different states of being.

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Magical Systems and Fusion Reactors: Rivers Solomon Discusses An Unkindness of Ghosts

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Rivers Solomon discusses her debut novel, the importance of writing the body into a story, and more.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #81: Chanelle Benz

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Chanelle Benz’s debut collection, The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, is filled with characters often facing a moral crossroads. The stories contain the unexpected, like a classic Western complete with local brothel as well as a gothic tale. Benz’s writing has appeared in Electric Literature, Guernica, The American Reader, and Granta.

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Breaking the Binaries: A Conversation with Lidia Yuknavitch

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Lidia Yuknavitch discusses her new novel, Book of Joan, a reimagining of the Joan of Arc story set in a terrifying future where the heroine has emerged to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed.

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The Mirror’s Shards

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In the face of colossal and destructive political lies, we need a more nuanced understanding of the world than simply truth versus lie.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Well, it’s been one week under the Trump administration, and already we are living in a land of “alternative facts.” After Kellyanne Conway used the term to defend Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s falsehoods regarding the inauguration crowd size on Sunday, the American people were, understandably, reminded of George Orwell’s 1984, and sales of the book […]

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The Future of Body Horror: Can Our Art Keep up with Our Suffering?

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The individuality of body horror is its signature attribute. Nothing is more intimate than one’s own body, and by extension, one’s own physical suffering.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tara Betts

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Tara Betts discusses her newest collection, Break the Habit, the burden placed on black women artists to be both artist and activist, and why writing is rooted in identity.

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