Megan Stielstra discusses her recently rereleased books EVERYONE REMAIN CALM and ONCE I WAS COOL.
Tags: 2nd story, Amanda Delheimer, audience, awp, Chicago, Craft in the Real World, Deborah Levy, Everyone Remain Calm, fiction, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, genre, girlhood, Laura Joyce-Hubbard, Lidia Yuknavitch, Love in the Time of Cholera, Matthew Salesses, Megan Stielstra, Melissa Febos, memoir, motherhood, mothering, nonfiction, Northwestern University Press, Once I Was Cool, parenting, postpartum, postpartum depression, Roxane Gay, Short Story Collection, story collection, The Chronology of Water, The Cost of Living, Things I Don't Want to Know
Laraine Herring shares a reading list to celebrate A CONSTELLATION OF GHOSTS.
Tags: 10 Cloverfield Lane, A Constellation of Ghosts, Akwaeke Emezi, Amy Tan, Anna Joy Springer, Ariel Gore, Carole Maso, Del Samatar, Drifts, Freshwater, Gayle Brandeis, J. Nicole Jones, Kate Zambreno, Laraine Herring, Lidia Yuknavitch, Low Country, Many Restless Concerns, Michelle Ruiz Keil, Monster Portraits, Sofia Samatar, Summer in the City of Roses, The Art Lover, The Chronology of Water, The Memory Police, The Opposite of Fate, We Were Witches, What to Read When, Yoko Ogawa
“That’s the power of art, I think. It is transformative. It can love us all back home.”
Tags: A Constellation of Ghosts, Alma Luz Villanueva, ancestors, Ariel Gore, Arizona, beverly cleary, cancer, Carole Maso, Chelsey Clammer, colon cancer, death, family trauma, fathers, fathers and daughters, forgiveness, Gathering Lights, Gayle Brandeis, generational trauma, Ghost Swamp Blues, ghosts, grief, Harriet the Spy, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, Into the Garden of Gethsemane Georgia, Judy Blume, Laraine Herring, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lost Fathers, Louise Fitzhugh, Margery Williams, Maxine Hong Kingston, memoir, On Being Stuck, Ravens, Regal House Publishing, speculative, speculative nonfiction, The Art Lover, The Art of Misdiagnosis, The Chronology of Water, The Grief Forest, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Ultraviolet Sky, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Writing Warrior, Toni Morrison, Writing Begins with the Breath, Yavapi College
Lilly Dancyger discusses her debut essay collection, NEGATIVE SPACE.
Tags: addiction, Anais Nin, Book Club, Burn It Down, carmen maria machado, COVID, COVID-19, David Carr, debut memoir, editing, editors, Elissa Washuta, exquisite corpse, fathers, fathers and daughters, girlhood, grief, Heroin, Joe Schactman, Just Kids, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lilly Dancyger, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, Maggie Nelson, Melissa Febos, memoir, Mother Winter, Negative Space, On Freedom, pandemic, Patti Smith, Publishing, publishing industry, revision, Rumpus Book Club, Santa Fe Writers Project, SFWP, Sophia Shalmiyev, T Kira Madden, The Art of Cruelty, The Chronology of Water, The Night of the Gun, The Rumpus Book Club, Tin House, visual art, White Magic
Suleika Jaouad shares a reading list to celebrate BETWEEN TWO KINGDOMS.
Tags: Ann Patchett, audre lorde, Between Two Kingdoms, Esmé Weijun Wang, Exit West, Heart Berries, Jesmyn Ward, John Green, Letters to a Young Poet, Lidia Yuknavitch, marie howe, Mohsin Hamid, Rainer Maria Rilke, Salvage The Bones, Suleika Jaouad, Terese Mailhot, Terese Marie Mailhot, The Cancer Journals, The Chronology of Water, The Collected Schizophrenias, The Fault in Our Stars, Truth & Beauty, Truth and Beauty, What the Living Do, What to Read When
Marcia Trahan shares a reading list to celebrate MERCY: A MEMOIR OF MEDICAL TRAUMA AND TRUE CRIME OBSESSION.
Tags: Alice Sebold, audre lorde, Christa Parravani, Elissa Washuta, Her, hunger, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lucky, Marcia Trahan, Maya Angelou, Mercy, Mercy: A Memoir of Medical Trauma and True Crime Obsession, My Body Is a Book of Rules, Nancy Mairs, Porochista Khakpour, Remembering the Bone House, Roxane Gay, sick, Strange Piece of Paradise, Terri Jentz, The Chronology of Water, What to Read When, Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name
Laura Bogart shares a reading list to celebrate DON’T YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU.
Tags: angela carter, Anne Carson, Bakkhai, blonde, carmen maria machado, Don't You Know I Love You, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Her Body and Other Parties, James Baldwin, Janet Fitch, joyce carol oates, Laura Bogart, Lidia Yuknavitch, Marjorie Liu, Monstress, N.K. Jemison, Porchista Khakpour, Sana Takeda, sick, The Bloody Chamber, The Chronology of Water, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, What to Read When, White Oleander
Erin Khar discusses her debut memoir, STRUNG OUT.
Tags: addiction, addicts, advice column, Ask Erin, blogging, Corporeal Writing, debut memoir, Dorothy Allison, drug use, drugs, Erin Khar, Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, John Irving, Lidia Yuknavitch, memoir, mental illness, motherhood, opiate addiction, opiates, opioid crisis, Ravishly, recovery, shame, Stigma, Strung Out, Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me, Tessa Torgeson, The Chronology of Water, The Hotel New Hampshire, trauma, Voices on Addiction
Lidia Yuknavitch discusses her new story collection, VERGE.
Tags: carmen maria machado, Ceremonials, Claire Rudy Foster, Corporeal Writing, Doris Lessing, feminism, feminist, gender inequality, gender roles, Greta Thunberg, In the Dream House, Katharine Coldiron, Lidia Yuknavitch, Margaret Atwood, Marissa Korbel, misogyny, Octavia Butler, patriarchy, queerness, sexism, sexuality, Shine of the Ever, short fiction, short stories, story collection, The Book of Joan, The Chronology of Water, The Small Backs of Children, toxic masculinity, Verge
Katharine Coldiron discusses her forthcoming novella, CEREMONIALS.
Tags: bisexual, bisexuality, Ceremonials, David Lynch, experimental, experimental lit, Faulkner, Film, florence and the machine, ghost story, ghosts, Katharine Coldiron, KERNPUNKT Press, Lesbian, lesbians, LGBTQ, Lidia Yuknavitch, Mariana Magaña de Lio, Marissa Korbel, Music, novella, queer, queerness, Radley Metzger, sexuality, singing, Synesthesia, The Chronology of Water, The Sound and the Fury, Therese and Isabelle, Violet Leduc
Kelly Sundberg shares a reading list to celebrate the paperback release of GOODBYE, SWEET GIRL.
Tags: Alice Anderson, Anne Boyer, Bluets, Cheryl Strayed, Garments Against Women, Goodbye Sweet Girl, Heart Berries, hunger, Kelly Sundberg, Kerri Webster, Lidia Yuknavitch, Maggie Nelson, Megan Stielstra, Natalie Diaz, Roxane Gay, Silences, Some Bright Morning I'll Fly Away, Terese Marie Mailhot, The Chronology of Water, The Trailhead, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, Tillie Olsen, Tiny Beautiful Things, What to Read When, When My Brother Was An Aztec
T Kira Madden discusses her debut memoir, LONG LIVE THE TRIBE OF FATHERLESS GIRLS.
Tags: addiction, alexandria marzano-lesnevich, Boca Raton, Book Club, book covers, book tour, boxing, Callie Garnett, Chelsea Bieker, Cruddy, daughters, debut memoir, drug dealer, drugs, Eva Woods, family, family secret, fathers, fathers and daughters, first book, florida, Godshot, hawaii, Jaquira Díaz, Jo Ann Beard, Lidia Yuknavitch, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, Lynda Barry, Marisa Siegel, memoir, Mitchell S. Jackson, mothers, mothers and daughters, Nelly Reifler, Ordinary Girls, Rumpus Book Club, Survival Math, T Kira Madden, The Boys of My Youth, The Chronology of Water, The Fact of a Body, therapy, trauma, Tree Abraham
Rumpus editors share their favorite writing that speaks to women’s history past, present, and future.
Tags: A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, Abandon Me, Abigail Thomas, Adrienne Rich, alison bechdel, All You Can Ever Know, amber tamblyn, Anna Swir, bell hooks, Blood Bread and Poetry, Brenda Hillman, Burn It Down, By Herself, Camille Dungy, Chelsea Rathburn, cherrie moraga, Clarice Lispector, Czeslaw Milosz, DaMaris Hill, Dealing in Dreams, Difficult Women, domina Un/blued, Edith Wharton, eileen myles, Era of Ignition, feeld, feminism, feminist, Feminista Jones, Franny Choi, Fun Home, gloria anzaldua, Good Bones, Guidebook to Relative Strangers, Heart Berries, High Heel, I Am Yours, i must be living twice, Isabel Greenberg, Jos Charles, Joyce M. Barry, Kate Chopin, kyoko mori, Leonard Nathan, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lilliam Rivera, Lilly Dancyger, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, Maggie Nelson, Maggie Smith, Margaret Busby, Marilyn French, Melissa Febos, Miriam Toews, Molly McQuade, Mother Winter, New Daughters of Africa, Nicole Chung, One Hundred Nights of Hero, Patricia Dienstfrey, Playing with Fire, Reclaiming Our Space, Reema Zaman, Richa Nagar, Roxane Gay, Ruth Ellen Kocher, Safekeeping, Sangtin Writers Collective, Selected Poems of Edith Wharton, Soft Science, Sophia Shalmiyev, Standing Our Ground, Still Life with Mother and Knife, Summer Brennan, T Fleischmann, T Kira Madden, Talking to My Body, Terese Mailhot, The Argonauts, The Awakening, The Chronology of Water, The Dream of Water, The Women’s Room, The Year of Blue Water, This Bridge Called My Back, Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through, What to Read When, Women Talking, Women's History Month, Wounds of Passion, Yanyi
“I want to always fight for art, not against it.”
Tags: addiction, adolescence, Alice Sola Kim, Annie Proulx, beauty standards, biracial, Black Tickets, Boca Raton, Che Yeun, coming of age, Daniil Kharms, debut memoir, editing, editor, Encyclopedia Brown, family, fathers, fathers and daughters, first book, florida, gender roles, grace paley, Heather Lewis, imposter syndrome, Jaime Herndon, Jaquira Díaz, Jayne Anne Phillips, Joy Williams, Justine Champine, katherine anne porter, kazuo ishiguro, Kenzaburo Oe, kristen arnett, Kristin Dombek, LGBTQ, Lidia Yuknavitch, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, Lynda Barry, memoir, Nikolai Gogol, Osama Alomar, photographs, photography, privilege, queer, Samantha Irby, T Kira Madden, The Chronology of Water, the remains of the day, trauma, WG SEbald, Yasunari Kawabata
Reema Zaman shares a list of books to celebrate her forthcoming debut memoir, I AM YOURS.
Tags: a wrinkle in time, Amberjack Publishing, An American Marriage, Anne Lamott, Big Magic, Bird by Bird, Cheryl Strayed, Committed, Dear Mr. You, Eat Pray Love, elizabeth gilbert, Fed Up, Gemma Hartley, Glennon Doyle, I Am Yours, Isabel Allende, Lidia Yuknavitch, Love Warrior, madeleine l'engle, Mary Karr, mary louise parker, Paula, Reema Zaman, Tayari Jones, The Art of Memoir, The Chronology of Water, What to Read When, Wild
Pam Houston discusses her new memoir, DEEP CREEK: FINDING HOPE IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.
Tags: Amy Reardon, Brett Kavanaugh, carmen maria machado, Cheryl Strayed, Christine Blasey Ford, Colorado, Contents May Have Shifted, Cowboys Are My Weakness, Deep Creek, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country, gender inequality, How to Talk to a Hunter, Institute of American Indian Arts, Kavanaugh, Lidia Yuknavitch, memoir, Not By Accident, Pam Houston, patriarchy, Samantha Dunn, The Chronology of Water, The Husband Stitch, Wild
Brittany Hailer shares a list of books to celebrate her debut, THE ANIMAL YOU’LL SURELY BECOME.
Tags: angela carter, Angela’s Ashes, Animal You'll Surely Become, Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth Maybe, Brittany Hailer, Dorothy Allison, Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls, Juicy and Delicious, Junkette, Letisia Cruz, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lori Jakiela, Lucy Alibar, Madeleine Is Sleeping, Molly Gaudry, Russell Edson, Sarah Shotland, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, The Bloody Chamber, The Chronology of Water, The Glass Castle, The Lost Girls Book of Divination, the tunnel, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, We Take Me Apart, What to Read When
Steph Auteri shares a list of books to celebrate her book, A DIRTY WORD.
Tags: A Dirty Word, carmen maria machado, claire dederer, Cleis Press, Come As You Are, Emily Nagoski, Her Body and Other Parties, hunger, Laurie Halse Anderson, Lidia Yuknavitch, Love and Trouble, Mean, Men Explain Things to Me, Morgan Jerkins, myriam gurba, Rebecca Solnit, Roxane Gay, Sex, sexuality, Speak, steph auteri, The Chronology of Water, This Will Be My Undoing, What to Read When
Let’s take the women in our lives, and the women who came before us, off the pedestals but also, out of the graves of irrelevancy. ...more
Tags: adolescence, audre lorde, Bari Weiss, bell hooks, beyonce, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Demeter, eileen myles, feminism, feminist, Gloria Steinem, Hades, Hillary Clinton, idols, intersectionality, Katie Roiphe, Lena Dunham, Lidia Yuknavitch, Marissa Korbel, matriphagy, Meg Wolitzer, memoir, mentors, mothering 2018, Mothering Outside the Margins, mothers, mothers and daughters, mythology, Persephone, rebellion, teenagers, The Chronology of Water, The Female Persuasion, The Thread, This Is Love
“[T]here was something really empowering about being honest and open about this part of myself. Somehow, writing helped lessen the shame.”
Tags: A Moveable Feast, addiction, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Cheryl Strayed, Erica Garza, friendship, Gayle Brandeis, gender norms, gender roles, Getting Off, Getting Off: One Woman's Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction, Hemingway, Intimacy, Jaime Herndon, Junot Diaz, Lidia Yuknavitch, lydia davis, masturbation, Mean, memoir, Monogamy, motherhood, myriam gurba, porn, relationships, Sex, sex addict, sex addiction, sexuality, shame, The Art of Misdiagnosis, The Chronology of Water, The Hoffman Process, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, This Is How You Lose Her, Unfinished Business, Varieties of Disturbance, Wild
A list of memoirs, fiction, poetry collections, and nonfiction that deal with rape culture and the many ways that is shapes our society and the women and men who live within it.
Tags: A Piece of Cake, Alexandra Marzano-Lesnevich, Alice Walker, An Untamed State, Because I Remember Terror, book recommendations, carmen maria machado, Cupcake Brown, domestic violence, Donald Trump, Dorothy Allison, Elissa Washuta, Girls Like Us, Harvey Weinstein, Her Body and Other Parties, I'm So Fine, Jen Cross, Jennifer Whitaker, Judith Herman, Khadijah Queen, Landscape with Sex and Violence, Lauren Berry, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lynn Melnick, Maxine Hong Kingston, My Body Is a Book of Rules, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Rachel Lloyd, rape, Roxane Gay, sexual assault, sexual violence, Stephen Chbosky, Sue William Silverman, The Blue Hour, The Chronology of Water, The Color Purple, The Fact of a Body, The Lifting Dress, The Telling, The Woman Warrior, Trauma and Recovery, Trump, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, Wendy C. Ortiz, What to Read When, Writing Ourselves Whole, Zoe Zolbrod
Lidia Yuknavitch discusses her latest book,
The Small Backs of Children, war, art, the chaos of experience, and that photograph of the vulture stalking the dying child in the Sudan that won the Pulitzer Prize. ...more
Tags: A Clockwork Orange, Alden Jones, Almanac of the Dead, anti-memoir, Artist, artist life, Bastard Out of Carolina, beloved, body, brutality, cult fiction, de kooning, Dora: A Headcase, Eastern Europe, Empire of the Senseless, fc2, Game of Thrones, Harper, Hawthorne Books, human trafficking, identity, Kevin Carter, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lithuania, mad men, memoir, multiple resolutions, Napalm Girl, Nick Ut, plot, Russia, singularity, Slaughterhouse Five, Steve McCurry, Sudan, The Chronology of Water, The Lover, The Small Backs of Children, The Things They Carried, Trainspotting, war, Zazen
An hour later. Still empty. This bothers me. I am embarrassed that it bothers me. But not embarrassed enough that it stops me from checking again. ...more
Tags: Alysia Abbott, amy feltman, bad feminist, Carol Maso, comments, comments section, Elizabeth Scarboro, fairyland, Goodbye to All That, heidi julavits, internet comments, Jody Smiling, Leanne Shapton, Lidia Yuknavitch, Marco Roth, never can say goodbye, Paul Gilmartin, rachel newcombe, Roxane Gay, Sari Botton, Sheila Heti, The Chronology of Water, The Scientists: A Family Romance, Women in Clothes
Both Yuknavitch and Scarboro, whose books echo each other in interesting ways, were willing to talk with me about this question of what to do with memoir, and much more. ...more
Tags: bodies, death, Dora: A Headcase, Elizabeth Scarboro, female body, gender, Get Out of My Crotch, grief, Kim Wyatt, Lidia Yuknavitch, loss, memoir, motherhood, My Foreign Cities, Roxane Gay, Sari Botton, The Chronology of Water
Genevieve Hudson talks with Lidia Yuknavitch about her new book, Dora: A Headcase , the body as the first novel, and violence in female characters. ...more
The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch opens with a sad, heart-wrenching story of a stillborn baby.
Chelsea Cain’s introduction to Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Chronology of Water, which is the Rumpus Book Club’s March selection: Lidia and I are in therapy together. That’s what she calls it. Technically it is more of a writing workshop, at least that’s what the rest of us would like to think.