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Posts Tagged: trauma

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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A Fantastic Communion: Renaissance Normcore by Adèle Barclay

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Salt—the speaker’s only remains, after she dives into the ocean and sets herself free of the past.

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Trauma as Inheritance: Adam P. Frankel’s The Survivors

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The survivor is left to ponder whom he has become.

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Masters of Movement: A Conversation with Morgan Jerkins

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Morgan Jerkins discusses her new book, WANDERING IN STRANGE LANDS.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Thea Matthews

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Thea Matthews discusses her debut poetry collection, UNEARTH [THE FLOWERS].

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Lauren J. Sharkey

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Lauren J. Sharkey discusses her debut novel, INCONVENIENT DAUGHTER.

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Mothers and Daughters: Girl by Veronica Golos

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Bodies become something to escape from or leave behind.

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Disrupting Language Hierarchies: Talking with Judith Santopietro

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Judith Santopietro discusses TIAWANAKU. POEMAS DE LA MADRE COQA/POEMS FROM THE MOTHER COQA.

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Let Our Rage Become a Storm: Kelly Grace Thomas’s Boat Burned

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In this collection, women are “vesseled,” carrying the burdens of our culture.

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Too Earnest for Twitter: A Conversation with Cameron Esposito

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Cameron Esposito discusses her new memoir, SAVE YOURSELF.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #224: Marcia Trahan

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“Memoir is about recreating the complexities of a life.”

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Peering in at Life: A Conversation with Mary South

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Mary South discusses her debut story collection, YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

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Losing the World

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When we begin life, language is play.

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The Lonesome Home: A Conversation with Aria Aber

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Aria Aber discusses her debut poetry collection, HARD DAMAGE.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “The Beautiful Dead”

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It was personal, as the detectives on my favorite shows always said.

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Variants of Unknown Significance

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My gynecologist won’t stop bothering me about getting a genetic test done.

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Losing Paradise

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What my mind cannot yet fathom, my body already knows.

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This Huge, Colossal Joy: A Conversation with Molly McCully Brown and Susannah Nevison

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Molly McCully Brown and Susannah Nevison discuss their work.

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Bald-headed Muthaf*cker

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Healing is slow. Fast. Slow again.

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Pursuing the Unattainable: A Conversation with Zaina Arafat

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Zaina Arafat discusses her debut novel, YOU EXIST TOO MUCH.

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Love and Loss in the Time of Pandemics: Talking with Paul Lisicky

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Paul Lisicky discusses his new memoir, LATER: MY LIFE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD.

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Writing Small Moments: A Conversation with Suzanne Farrell Smith

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Suzanne Farrell Smith discusses her debut memoir, THE MEMORY SESSIONS.

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The Rumpus Interview Mini-Interview Project #216: Corinne Manning

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“I’ve never had a book happen to me the way WE HAD NO RULES did.”

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Poetry as Archeology: Talking with Roy G. Guzmán

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Roy G. Guzmán discusses their debut collection, CATRACHOS.

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Learning to Listen: A Conversation with Natalia Hero

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Natalia Hero discusses her debut novella, HUM.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #214: Sarah Kersey

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“A poem cannot exist without form or structure, just like the human body can’t operate without a skeleton.”

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