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Posts Tagged: sexuality

The Best of Brevity: A Roundtable Discussion on Flash Nonfiction

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With Deesha Philyaw, Jaquira Díaz, Danielle Gellar, and Torrey Peters.

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The Dead Speak to the Living: Talking with Francisco Aragón

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Francisco Aragón discusses his new book, AFTER RUBÉN.

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Against Respectability: A Conversation with Raven Leilani

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Raven Leilani discusses her debut novel, LUSTER.

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A Poetic Smorgasbord: A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt

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Each sentence is calculated; each word explodes.

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Milked

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I mourn for my body, for the toll the world has taken on it.

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Quiet, Radical Defiance: The Equivalents by Maggie Doherty

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Education, work, study: these were not simply a means to an end.

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A Story That Won’t Behave: Talking with Molly Wizenberg

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Molly Wizenberg discusses her new memoir, THE FIXED STARS.

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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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Zones of Paradox: A Conversation with Billy-Ray Belcourt

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Billy-Ray Belcourt discusses his new book, A HISTORY OF MY BRIEF BODY.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Brave Is a Decision”

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I’d crossed a line and owned a new secret life. There was no going back.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Mira Returns to Athens”

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How had he seen me upon this initial meeting? How had I seen him?

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In Protest of a Body that Refuses to End

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All I want is to feed myself like a person who wants to be fed.

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Marital Piss

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My body tightened as the knee-jerk worry of being seen and outed flooded back.

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Resistance Against Erasure: Talking with Marianne Chan

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Marianne Chan discusses her debut poetry collection, ALL HEATHENS.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #218: Rufi Thorpe

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“It doesn’t matter your gender or your sexual orientation; you can disorder your eating.”

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Bald-headed Muthaf*cker

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Healing is slow. Fast. Slow again.

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Frenetic, Excitable, and Direct: Sylvie Baumgartel’s Song of Songs

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This poem lets her—the speaker and Baumgartel—be too much.

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Pursuing the Unattainable: A Conversation with Zaina Arafat

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Zaina Arafat discusses her debut novel, YOU EXIST TOO MUCH.

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Poetry as Archeology: Talking with Roy G. Guzmán

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Roy G. Guzmán discusses their debut collection, CATRACHOS.

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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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On Loss of Land and Loss of Girlhood: Taneum Bambrick’s Vantage

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Girlhood remains, like the land, a constant site of male fascination, desire, and violence.

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Voices on Addiction: A Body Full of Ghosts

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I’ve known since I was a child that the world is ending. I felt it in my bones.

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