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Posts Tagged: sexual trauma

Revisiting and Reinventing the Body: A Conversation with Destiny O. Birdsong

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Destiny O. Birdsong discusses her debut poetry collection, NEGOTIATIONS.

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Through a Prism: A Conversation with Sarah Kasbeer

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Sarah Kasbeer discusses her debut essay collection, A WOMAN, A PLAN, AN OUTLINE OF A MAN.

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Setting Yourself Free: A Conversation with Alisson Wood

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Alisson Wood discusses her debut memoir, BEING LOLITA.

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The Complications of #MeToo: Mary Gaitskill’s This Is Pleasure

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Quin, too, must make sense of his behavior and the consequences.

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A Fantastic Communion: Renaissance Normcore by Adèle Barclay

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Salt—the speaker’s only remains, after she dives into the ocean and sets herself free of the past.

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Mothers and Daughters: Girl by Veronica Golos

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Bodies become something to escape from or leave behind.

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Learning to Listen: A Conversation with Natalia Hero

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Natalia Hero discusses her debut novella, HUM.

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Fraught Woods: Chelsea Rathburn’s Still Life with Mother and Knife

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These are the woods through which we walk from an early age.

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Scientific, Healing Magic: How to Know the Flowers by Jessica Smith

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A poem by Jessica Smith yields the feeling that atoms of meaning vibrate, then come together.

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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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The Fantasy of the Femme Fatale

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I couldn’t help but see these women-led stories as missed opportunities.

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A Different Kind of Balance: Talking with Samantha Giles

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Poet Samantha Giles discusses her newest collection, TOTAL RECALL.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #179: Miriam Toews

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“The root causes of patriarchal violence need to be understood.”

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ENOUGH: The Face of Zero

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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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Free Indirect Suicide: An Unfinished Fugue in H Minor

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I want a PhD in how to want, effortlessly, to be alive.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #165: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

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“The opposite of nostalgia is truth.”

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Peripheral Terror: Total Recall by Samantha Giles

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There is horror in how a memory can be altered or rendered “false” by exterior forces.

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Equal Rights Never Go out of Style: Talking with Monica Prince

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Monica Prince discusses writing, advocacy, and the art of the choreopoem.

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Complicating Narratives: A Conversation with Bushra Rehman

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Bushra Rehman discusses her new poetry collection, MARIANNA’S BEAUTY SALON.

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A Séance of a Book: Talking with Allie Rowbottom

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Allie Rowbottom discusses her debut memoir, JELL-O GIRLS.

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