Posts Tagged: vol. 1 brooklyn

The Rumpus Interview with Tobias Carroll

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Tobias Carroll discusses his newest collection Transitory, the influence of film on his writing, and getting good news at bad times.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, rising voice Emma Horwitz writes about teenage girls looking for some under-the-pants action (if you know what I mean (I’m talking about fingering)) at Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Horwitz’s story, appropriately titled “Fingering,” is a welcome and refreshing addition to the small range of narratives that show teenage girls as the single-minded, sex-mad creatures […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Following last week’s election results, the writing world has been full of voices reminding us of the power of words to protest, to heighten awareness, and to effect change. Whether through poetry, essay, memoir, fiction, or otherwise, words are an important vehicle for reaching those who need support, challenging those who need to be called out, […]

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Rejection Makes Us Writers

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Writers are constantly being judged by their work, and naturally that means a regular stream of rejection. But not all rejections are bad. Over at Vol. 1 Brooklyn, JS Breukelaar looks back at past rejections and considers why rejection is sometimes important: Rejection is the content and context of this life that has chosen us and […]

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Notable NYC: 8/29–9/4

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Saturday 8/29: Ruby Brunton, Jasmine Gibson, Faith Heyliger, Stephon Lawrence, Melissa McDaniel, and Kayla Classy Morse celebrate Mellow Pages Library with Vapors Vol. 1. Silent Barn, 2 p.m., free. Sunday 8/30: Ugly Duckling Presse, publisher of experimental poetry, hosts a fundraiser. Paperbox, 3 p.m., $50. Hai-Dang Phan, Camilo Roldan, Jacqueline Waters, and Lindsay Turner mark […]

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Failing Like a Success

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Many days, my own failure lurked in the shadows, too terrible for me to look at straight on, but I read the words, I watched the screen, again and again. I stared it straight in its miserable face and felt relief. For Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Stephanie Feldman writes about accepting and owning artistic failure.

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Notable NYC: 7/25–7/31

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Saturday 7/25: New York City Poetry Festival, day 1. Governors Island, 11 a.m., free. Jeffery Berg, Amy Berkowitz, Jen Levitt, Caitie Moore, and Leila Ortiz celebrate No, Dear at NYC Poetry Festival. White Horse Stage, 2:30 p.m., free. Sunday 7/26: New York City Poetry Festival, day 2. Governors Island, 11 a.m., free. Natalie Eilbert, Joshua […]

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Joan Says Goodbye, Taylor Says Hello

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Andrew Bomback steps into the conversation between Eula Biss and Joan Didion about “Goodbye to All That” and the myth of New York City, bringing along Taylor Swift as his guest. In its author’s privilege and its message of youthful possibility, “Swift’s ‘Welcome to New York’ is far more Didion than Biss,” he writes.

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Reading Others in America

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When it comes to our literary dialogue, Kiese Laymon stands unaffected: The problem with our national lit isn’t just that it’s often written from the same voice; it’s written often to the same listeners. But if you changed the listeners, you change the art. Literally. The conversation goes on at Vol.1 Brooklyn; Laymon touches on […]

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“I knew from the beginning I wanted to tell the story”

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It’s been a big week—no, month—no, year—for Rumpus Essays Editor Roxanne Gay, who has two books coming out this summer, both of which have already been widely praised. Yesterday, Gay talked with Rumpus contributor Sari Botton at a Vol. 1 Brooklyn event at Community Bookstore. English Kills Review details the conversation.

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Michael Robbins Interview

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Vol. 1 Brooklyn converses with Michael Robbins about his recently released poetry collection, Alien vs. Predator. Other topics of discussion include his hatred of Mississippi, Dadaism, suberversion in music, Occupy, and the police. “The stuff that interests me is dangerous, and it’s not always designed to suggest the proper ameliorations, you know. Art is contradiction. […]

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Notable New York, This Week 10/26 – 11/1

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In New York this week, James Frey and Maira Kalman at the CLMP Spelling Bee, members of The National collaborate with visual artist Matthew Ritchie in The Long Count at BAM, Sherman Alexie and Chuck Klosterman read, Guernica Magazine turns 5, Performa 09 begins, Literary Death Match returns to New York, and Lawrence Weschler presents […]

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