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Posts Tagged: travel

When Ideals Meet Reality: The Contradictions by Sophie Yanow

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You want to live by your ideals, but it’s hard to make them align with reality.

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Reading the Landscape of the Past: Jessica J. Lee’s Two Trees Make a Forest

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Learning to read a landscape can reveal a deep history.

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Westward, Onward

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It comes down to this: I feel the need to prove I belong here.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #232: Mary Morris

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“To really write, I need to hold a pen.”

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Form Revealing Itself: A Conversation with Liz Prato

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Liz Prato discusses her essay collection VOLCANOES, PALM TREES, AND PRIVILEGE.

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What It Means to Be a Human: Talking with Maggie Downs

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Maggie Downs discusses her debut memoir, BRAVER THAN YOU THINK.

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At Home and Not at Home Everywhere: A Conversation with Xu Xi

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Xu Xi discusses her new essay collection, THIS FISH IS FOWL.

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A Kind of Cartography: Talking with Elizabeth Geoghegan

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Elizabeth Geoghegan discusses her debut story collection, EIGHTBALL.

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The Reality of Love: Talking with Adrian Todd Zuniga

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Adrian Todd Zuniga discusses his debut novel, COLLISION THEORY.

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To Look for America: A Road Trip, a Soundtrack

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One thing I was taught about travel—because my father is a black man born in Alabama in 1950—was that there are safe places for black people to go and places that aren’t as safe.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Faith Adiele

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Faith Adiele discusses what it means to be a good literary citizen, the importance of decolonizing travel writing, and how she wants to change the way Black stories are being told.

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The Rumpus Interview With Danielle Trussoni

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Danielle Trussoni discusses her new memoir, The Fortress, black magic, the cult of marriage, and the dark side of storytelling.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #73: Maggie Shipstead

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I first met Maggie Shipstead in 2011 when she was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. She had not yet published her first novel, Seating Arrangements, which would later become a New York Times bestseller, but even then the magnitude of her ambition, shrewdness, and intellectual generosity was evident. After her first book debuted in […]

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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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Vocabulary Lessons in Bucharest

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I felt unhinged in my moments of isolation, and frustrated in my muteness.

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The Rumpus Interview with Clarence Major

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Clarence Major discusses his new collection Chicago Heat and Other Stories, the artist’s role in politics, Donald Trump and race relations, and Paris in the good old days.

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This Week in Books: The Light on the Wall

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Welcome to This Week in Books, where we highlight books just released by small and independent presses. Books have always been a symbol for and means of spreading knowledge and wisdom, and they are an important part of our toolkit in fighting for social justice. If we’re going to move our national narrative away from […]

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