I nearly got disowned over my decision not to pass on the family name. ...more
Tags: assimilation, baby names, Buchenwald, circumcision, comedy, daughters, essay, family, family name, fathers, feminism, feminist, grandfather, Holocaust, humor, immigrant, Jewish, Jewishness, jews, judaism, matriarchy, motherhood, names, naming, nato green, parenthood, patriarchy, pregnancy, religion, sexism, Surname, Surnames, Tradition, Twins, World War II, WWII
Rumpus editors share their favorite writing from LGBTQIA+ writers.
Tags: Abandon Me, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Akwaeke Emezi, Alexander Chee, amateur, amy feltman, Are You Listening, Boy Erased, boy/girl/ghost, Brian Teare, bryan washington, Cantoras, Carolina De Robertis, Claire Rudy Foster, Colette Arrand, Danez Smith, Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit, feeld, Franny Choi, Freshwater, Garrard Conley, gay pride, Hannah Ensor, Heed the Hollow, Homie, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, How We Fight for Our Lives, Indecency, Inside Out, Jaquira Díaz, Jayy Dodd, Jericho Brown, Jos Charles, Joseph Osmundson, Justin Phillip Reed, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, kristen arnett, LGBTQ, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, Lot, Love Dream with Television, Malcolm Tariq, mattilda bernstein sycamore, Mean, Melissa Febos, Mostly Dead Things, myriam gurba, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Ocean Vuong, Odes to Lithium, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Ordinary Girls, Para Las Duras/For the Hard Ones, Patrick Nathan, Patsy, pleasure, pride month, queer, R. O. Kwon, Saeed Jones, Shine of the Ever, Shira Erlichman, Sketchtasy, Soft Science, Some Hell, T Fleischmann, T Kira Madden, tatiana de la tierra, The Black Condition ft. Narcissus, The Future Is Here and Everything Must Be Destroyed, The Incendiaries, Thomas Page McBee, Tillie Walden, Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through, Torrin A. Greathouse, Tradition, What Runs Over, What to Read When, Willa & Hesper
I will marry and find love, because this is the closest I have felt in a long time to giving it another try. ...more
Tags: Ahmedabad, arranged marriage, astrology, Earthquake, engagement, family, gender inequality, gender roles, Hindu, Hinduism, horoscope, immigrants, immigration, India, Indore, Jaya Wagle, love, marriage, Ramayana, relationships, Sanskrit, Tradition
Soniah Kamal discusses her forthcoming novel, UNMARRIAGABLE.
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Joseph Rios discusses his debut collection, SHADOWBOXING: POEMS AND IMPERSONATIONS.
Tags: Andres Montoya, audience, B.A. Williams, Berkeley, Brittany Ambree Williams, debut collection, first book, Fresno, Gary Soto, gertrude stein, hip-hop, immigrant, immigration, Javier Huerta, Jose Montoya, Joseph Rios, Latinx, Music, Occupy, Omnidawn, Phil Levine, poetry, Shadowboxing, Tradition, Trump
Comfort and memory and grief commingled in the dish. ...more
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“So go! Go forth into the world!”
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And the trees—each positioned in corner windows in the front of the house—they will be the talk of the neighborhood. This is how a house becomes a home. ...more
Tags: A.D. Carr, christmas, Christmas tree, daughters, Douglas fir, elf, engagement, family, happy holidays, holidays, iowa, love, marriage, mothers, mothers and daughters, Ohio, ornaments, Ritual, Scotch pine, Tradition
Katia D. Ulysse discusses her forthcoming novel,
Mouths Don’t Speak, the importance of religion and music in the novel and in Haitian culture, and why Haiti will always be “home.” ...more
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SJ Sindu discusses her new novel,
Marriage of a Thousand Lies, queer readings of Hindu scriptures, and issues of privilege and power. ...more
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Ending a relationship is hard, but it’s not as hard as quitting an institution. And the thing we often forget about marriage is that it is an institution. ...more
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Jennifer Martelli discusses her debut collection of poetry,
The Uncanny Valley, growing up saturated with images of the Madonna, and her experience of motherhood first as a daughter and now as a mother. ...more
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I closed my laptop. I thought of words such as “contexts” and “perspectives.” The next morning, I checked out an armload of books from the university library. I had to learn to defend Durga. ...more
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From Dickens to Nabokov to Ali Smith, Kate Webb traces the history of authors pondering Christmas, and the 21st century revival of the Christmas story: Even in our prickly individualism, hemmed in by consumer goods, there are moments when we can escape from safe, homogenized lives to experience the tingling pleasures of heat and cold, […]
Antonia Crane explains why TRADITION by Marci Blackman is the last book she loved.