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Posts Tagged: sports

To Make Some Beauty: Talking with brian g. gilmore

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Poet brian g. gilmore discusses his newest collection, COME SEE ABOUT ME, MARVIN.

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Girl Power: Quan Barry’s We Ride Upon Sticks

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But this is We Ride Upon Sticks: someone’s perm falls out, someone becomes prom queen.

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Something to React To: A Conversation with Ivy Pochoda

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Ivy Pochoda discusses her newest novel, THESE WOMEN.

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Ways to Become Unpinnable: Talking with Natalie Diaz

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Natalie Diaz discusses her new collection, POSTCOLONIAL LOVE POEM.

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Father Time Is Undefeated

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It’s a strange thing, seeing a reliable machine fail. Seeing a hero crash to earth.

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Knowing-Not-Knowing: A Conversation with Hannah Ensor

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Hannah Ensor discusses her debut poetry collection, LOVE DREAM WITH TELEVISION.

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Alive and Kicking: Talking with Dana Czapnik

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Dana Czapnik discusses her debut novel, THE FALCONER.

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Language Is Sensational: A Conversation with Eileen G’Sell

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Eileen G’Sell discusses her debut collection, Life After Rugby, how and why she chose her book’s title, and challenging gender categories.

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The Single Most Important Thing: Talking Sports and Writing with Sridhar Pappu

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Sridhar Pappu discusses his first book, The Year of the Pitcher, writing it over six years, and the roots of his baseball fandom.

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For Men and By Men

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Slate’s Rebecca Onion and Andrew Kahn analyze the overwhelming maleness of both the subjects and authors of history books, discussing their findings with book publishers: Our data set revealed some answers about the publishing of popular history that we expected: Authors are largely male, biographical subjects too; “uncle books” make up a third of the […]

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Pageantry and Water Sports

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I had come in search of the meaning of synchronized swimming in modern America. Over the course of a week, I had gotten bored with the human body’s physical excellence. Maybe that was because, despite the spectacle at this level, even flawlessness becomes mundane. Without the threat of failure, watching people perfectly execute the seemingly […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Thunder, Thighs

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Over one third of the women in my survey had been called “Thunder Thighs” at some point in their life. Many were still haunted by this. None of them interpreted “thunder” to mean “power.

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Writing for Sport

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What do writing and sports have in common? For The Millions, Tracy O’Neill suggests that both writers and athletes are in the “business” of constructing “narratives,” and likens the experience of writing fiction to the competitiveness of sports: It’s easy to fantasize about the published book or the championship victory, and it’s easy to believe that […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Steve Almond

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Steve Almond about his new book, Against Football, One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, the complicity of fans in the violence of the NFL, the sports media’s role in the discussion (or lack of one) and the difficulty of leaving a sport you love.

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