Posts Tagged: Toni Morrison

Equal Rights Never Go out of Style: Talking with Monica Prince

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Monica Prince discusses writing, advocacy, and the art of the choreopoem.

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Different Voices: A Conversation with Crystal Hana Kim

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Crystal Hana Kim discusses her debut novel, IF YOU LEAVE ME.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Peter Mishler

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Peter Mishler discusses his debut collection, Fludde, the effect of ritual on poems, and childhood psychology.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #139: Debra Jo Immergut

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“If the door doesn’t open, it’s okay to walk away, give your poor head a rest. And try again later.”

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Justin Phillip Reed

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Justin Phillip Reed on his debut collection, Indecency, why he loves struggling with connotation, and the irresponsibility of American society.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Bethany C. Morrow

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Bethany C. Morrow discusses her debut novel, MEM, how it felt to read Toni Morrison for the first time, and her hope for Black girl readers.

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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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What to Read When You Want to Run Away with the Circus

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Tessa Fontaine shares a list of books to celebrate her forthcoming debut memoir, The Electric Woman.

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A Spirit Born into a Human Body: Talking with Akwaeke Emezi

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Akwaeke Emezi discusses her debut novel, Freshwater, her public and private identities, and deciding when to translate culture for readers.

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The Text Is My Body: A Conversation with Gabrielle Civil

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Performance artist and poet Gabrielle Civil discusses her book, Swallow the Fish, how technology has shaped reactions to female nudity, and the importance of risking change.

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What to Read When You Want to Read an “Uncomfortable” Book

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Authors whose works have been challenged or banned give recommendations on other “uncomfortable” books that will make you a better person for having read them.

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The Woman Behind the Curtain Pulling the Levers: Talking with Zinzi Clemmons

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Zinzi Clemmons on What We Lose, representations of blackness, and life’s influences on writing.

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What to Read When You Want to Write Like a Mother

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A list of books that wrangle, directly or indirectly, with motherhood and all that comes with it (or its absence).

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Ward’s Mississippi Is Our Mississippi: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

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Capturing the Delta in harrowing detail, Ward takes readers on a journey from her own home of the Gulf Coast to the Mississippi State Penitentiary.

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The Inner and Outer Self: A Conversation with Sylvia Brownrigg

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Sylvia Brownrigg discusses Pages For Her and returning to its world of characters, the inner voices she heeds and those she silences, and who she imagines her readers to be.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Danzy Senna

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Danzy Senna discusses New People, inhabiting her characters without judging them, playing with the reality and surreality of identity, and pushing against traditional story arcs.

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Making a Narrative in the Darkness: A Conversation with Samantha Hunt

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Samantha Hunt discusses her new collection, The Dark Dark, why she became a writer, and the freeing quiet of darkness.

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A Specific Kind of Loneliness: In Conversation with Geeta Kothari

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Geeta Kothari discusses her debut collection, American xenophobia, and the immigrant narrative.

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Saying What Shouldn’t Be Said: A Conversation with Julie Buntin

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Julie Buntin discusses her debut novel, Marlena, why writing about teenage girls is the most serious thing in the world, and finding truths in fiction.

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On Grief and Inheritance: A Conversation with Brionne Janae

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The poet Brionne Janae discusses her debut poetry collection After Jubilee, intergenerational trauma, and writing her way into historical personae.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tamiko Nimura

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Tamiko Nimura talks about the influence of history, memory, and silence on her work; creating a private MFA for herself; and writing a generational memoir.

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Worlds Full of Demons: Chavisa Woods’s Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country

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We must ask ourselves: who stands in the shadows of our national persona, both historically and in the nation’s literature? Woods raises the question, and her work points toward an answer.

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What to Read When You Need More Anne Shirley in Your Life

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Today, the new series Anne with an E premieres on Netflix. Here’s a list of books for times when you need a strong female protagonist like Anne Shirley.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Angie Thomas

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Angie Thomas discusses her debut novel, The Hate U Give, landing an agent on Twitter, and why she trusts teenagers more than the publishing industry.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Abeer Hoque

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Abeer Hoque talks about coming of age in the predominantly white suburbs of Pittsburgh, rewriting her memoir manuscript ten times, and looking for poetry in prose.

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Dipika Mukherjee

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Telling a human story, with individuals experiencing the effects of an actual political issue—that’s my part in shaking the ground.

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The Rumpus Interview with Micah Perks

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Micah Perks talks about her new novel, What Becomes Us, America’s cultural and mythical heritage, and why every novel is a political novel.

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Color at the Mercy of the Light

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What if I said: while people still believe they are white in America, that delusion, and the dream upon which it is founded, needs to be seriously examined.

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