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Posts Tagged: systemic racism

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Kevin Simmonds

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Kevin Simmonds discusses his new collection, THE MONSTER I AM TODAY.

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Writing Down the Shadows: Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Tales of Horror

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We get to devour our horror from the top of the head down to the tips of the toes.

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SquareRoot of Love: Beyond the Divide

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We need some love back, especially from elected and community leaders.

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In and of the Wreck: Together in a Sudden Strangeness

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In its imagery and mood, the collection feels distinctly April.

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Drip

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But I think durag because, well, I’ve seen plenty in my life.

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What Am I Fighting For?: A Conversation with Deborah A. Miranda

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Deborah A. Miranda discusses her new collection of poetry, ALTAR FOR BROKEN THINGS.

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Swinging Modern Sounds: Observations on the Occasion of a 100th Column

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The clash of opinions about music is music itself.

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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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Black Kids in Space: Afrofuturism and Mainstream Comedy

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We have to lead with our imagination, not with preconceived limitations.

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Racism Is a Reboot: Binging Battlestar Galactica at the End of a World

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It was a new world; it was the same world.

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The Sound of Beginning: Birthright by George Abraham

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These poems present a challenge to the typically imposed strictures of ownership, narrative, and solution.

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The World Is on Fire: Living Weapon by Rowan Ricardo Phillips

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A democratic art, the poet says, will take us through. Come November, vote.

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Reclaiming History from the Bigots: Jill Lepore’s This America

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History itself is not so conveniently tidy, and neither is this book.

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Others Would Tell Me Nothing Is Mine: Talking with Barbara Jane Reyes

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Barbara Jane Reyes discusses her new collection, LETTERS TO A YOUNG BROWN GIRL.

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Homage as Provocation: Karen Tei Yamashita’s Sansei and Sensibility

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Pretend you are Austen. Enact an Austen novel. And what will happen?

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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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Queering the Southern Gothic: A Conversation with Genevieve Hudson

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Genevieve Hudson discusses her debut novel, BOYS OF ALABAMA.

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Living Memory Keepers: Talking with Alicia Elliott

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Alicia Elliott discusses her essay collection, A MIND SPREAD OUT ON THE GROUND.

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Cultural Attunement and “Otherness”: A Conversation with Aimee Liu

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Aimee Liu discusses her new novel, GLORIOUS BOY.

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Leveling Up: A Conversation with Lyz Lenz

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Lyz Lenz discusses her debut book, GOD LAND.

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The Real Community Guidelines: How to Be a True Ally

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The banning of women’s nipples is, of course, violence in and of itself.

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You Are Your Own Director: A Conversation with Karen Finley

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Karen Finley discusses her most recent book, GRABBING PUSSY.

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Chewing Rocks: A Conversation with David Biespiel

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David Biespiel discusses his new book, The Education of a Young Poet, being comfortable in uncertainty, and extending moments in writing.

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Staying Syncretic: A Conversation with Kool A.D.

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Kool A.D. discusses his debut novel, OK, the war on drugs, systemic destruction of left-leaning movements by the government, and the inability to escape American capitalism.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Nikki Wallschlaeger

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Nikki Wallschlaeger discusses her new collection Crawlspace, why she chose to work with the sonnet form, and how segregation in American never ended.

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Multitudes: Policing Black Art

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Editors and producers skin my art and wrap my entire face with it, asking me to write and read in Black face.

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