Posts Tagged: social justice

Any Day Now: A Conversation with Anjali Sachdeva

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Anjali Sachdeva discusses her debut story collection, ALL THE NAMES THEY USED FOR GOD.

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Winning Always Involves Sacrificing: Talking with Dickson Lam

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Dickson Lam discusses his debut memoir, Paper Sons, the writing advice that transformed his approach to thee book, and the duty of a memoirist.

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In the Wake of His Damage

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To be named, and yet not named. Something broke in me when I read his synopsis of us, as if I had been summarily dismissed after twenty long years.

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Fandom and Family: Talking with Ted Scheinman

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Ted Scheinman discusses his deep-dive into Jane Austen superfan culture, Camp Austen, how the Internet has fostered fandom culture, and whether being an editor helps his writing.

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Reinforcing the Resistance, Aiding the Anxious: Three Poetry Anthologies

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Barbara Berman reviews three social justice oriented poetry anthologies today at The Rumpus.

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Reading Ferlinghetti in the Age of Trump

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This lesson feels especially relevant to our moment: that it’s possible to be both a frustrated activist and also a present and joyful human being.

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I Am Here to Make Friends

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I’m not here to wallow in what feels like our new dystopia, no. Me? I am here, to rest up before the next bout. I am here to watch The Price Is Right and make friends.

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Transgressive and Unruly Women: Talking with Anne Helen Petersen

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Anne Helen Peterson discusses her new book, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman, her writing process, and academia.

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Immigration and Infertility: Talking with Shanthi Sekaran

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Shanthi Sekaran discusses her new novel, Lucky Boy, where fraught issues like immigration and infertility—and the lives they impact—intersect.

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The Rumpus Interview with Emily Raboteau

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Emily Raboteau discusses her essay, “Know Your Rights!” from the collection, The Fire This Time, what she loves about motherhood, and why it’s time for White America to get uncomfortable.

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On Suffering and Sympathy

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What is the distance between sympathy and action? How do we travel from one to the other?

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What I’ll Tell My Children: On Being ‘F***Able’ under the Regime of President-elect

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It’s time to take responsibility for compliancy.

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Call for Submissions: Emrys Journal

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“Funny Women” submissions don’t read themselves. Most of the time Assistant Regional Funny Woman Katie Burgess reads them (she wrote the infinitely funny “How to Read a Poem,” anthologized in Oxford University Press’s Humor: A Reader for Writers, and has since gone on to read slush). Katie, now Editor-in Chief of Emrys Journal, wants women and gender nonconforming writers to […]

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Vast Questions About Our Humanity

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Alexis Deacon and Vivian Schawrz’s ” groundbreaking philosophy book for toddlers,” I Am Henry Finch, just won the 2016 Little Rebels Children’s Book Award. The award recognizes children’s books that address social justice and equality for youth: Their picture book is about a young finch called Henry who branches out from the sameness of his flock in order […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Campbell McGrath

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Campbell McGrath talks about his new collection, XX: Poems For The Twentieth Century, capitalism, history, and what it might mean to write a wordless poem.

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The Rumpus Interview with Elisa Gabbert

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Author Elisa Gabbert talks about her books, The Self Unstable and The French Exit, diversity, publishing, whiteness, and writing in the Internet Age.

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Killer Mike Chats with Bernie Sanders

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The rapper has made clear his admiration for the presidential candidate before, but the recent hour-long conversation between Killer Mike and Bernie Sanders is more than a token of mutual respect—the discussion stands on its own right as a compelling dialogue on the state of American politics, what it means to be a radical, and […]

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Vanessa Blakeslee

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I don’t want to waste readers’ time with a several hundred-page novel that’s not relevant to the wicked problems we’re facing today.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Tamara Winfrey-Harris

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The reality is that there is privilege even within social justice movements.

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Green Branch Library to Branch Out with Bookmobile

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The Green Branch Library has done amazing work providing books and other materials about social and environmental justice to kids in Oakland. Now they’re hoping to expand their reach to kids all over the Bay Area with a a bookmobile! Check out the extraordinarily adorable Claymation video they made for their Indiegogo campaign and make a […]

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Social Justice and the Power of Twitter

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Rumpus editor Roxane Gay has a new essay at Salon discussing the power of Twitter and empathy in the wake of the Justine Sacco scandal. Social media can give people a voice in situations where those voices are usually silenced, but, she asks, at what price? Social media is something of a double-edged sword. At its […]

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