Posts Tagged: Tyrese L. Coleman

The Rumpus Guide to AWP 2019

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A selection of AWP 2019 panels, readings, and events that we are especially excited for!

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, in the Saturday Interview, Tyrese L. Coleman talks with author Leslie Pietrzyk about her award-winning 2015 collection, This Angel On My Chest, and its relationship with real life events. The author explains her approach to writing about personal tragedy, which is “to write the ‘true’ things until the truth wasn’t as interesting as what I could make up.” Meanwhile, in […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Leslie Pietrzyk

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Think about the stories you have inside that scare you. That’s what you should be writing.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, in the Saturday Interview, Tyrese L. Coleman talks to Tara Laskowski about her new collection, Bystanders. Laskowski, editor of SmokeLong Quarterly and an experienced flash fiction author, discusses the writing process and her motivation for creating a more traditional collection focused on the act of being a witness. Meanwhile, Brandon Hicks pokes fun at government […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Tara Laskowski

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I realized that I’m interested in how people change when something terrible happens to someone else.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, in the Saturday Essay, Tyrese L. Coleman unearths the history behind her surname and the results of a DNA test. The results say she is 69% African, 33% originating from Benin, 29% European, and less than 2% Asian. Coleman digs deeper and considers the likelihood of having descending from slaves and their slaveholders, imperialists and the subjected, both the winners and […]

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