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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Indie bookstore news from across the country and around the world!

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Morowa Yejidé

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Morowa Yejidé discusses her new novel, CREATURES OF PASSAGE.

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Sleeping with Myself

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I exist in a field of landmines, never quite sure when one will go off or why.

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Divestment

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Secrecy stitched us a fraudulent reality. Denial masqueraded as hope.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: La Yegüita

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The hit below the belt worked. A jab like that was the quickest way to protect one’s denial.

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Bald-headed Muthaf*cker

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Healing is slow. Fast. Slow again.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Indie bookstore news from across the country and around the world!

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #139: Debra Jo Immergut

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“If the door doesn’t open, it’s okay to walk away, give your poor head a rest. And try again later.”

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Dispatches from the Swamp: The Babble in the Bubble

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To the extent that America—that great big word that makes us all so anxious—exists at all, it exists as a vast and noisy sheet of bubble wrap.

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The Lens Magnifies, the Mirror Reflects: What Photos from the Race War Show Us about Ourselves

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[Still photos] grab what otherwise might feel too foreign to understand.

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Dispatches from the Swamp: The Absolute Necessity of Softball

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And then one guy on his team yells, “You have to touch the bases, buddy! This is still America!” That is all it takes. For one guy on the other side to put country over party.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Brendan Canty’s Vintage Drums

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I just remember when I first started playing that set how beautiful and perfect it was. Having a real instrument really made a difference. I started really playing!

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Dispatches from the Swamp: I Watched the Comey Hearings in a DC Bar with a Face Full of Novocaine

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When you live in a political football it’s hard to ignore getting kicked.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Ian Svenonius’s “Principles of Modernism”

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[T]he most essential thing is actually a kind of worldview, a mindset—or maybe it’s an ideology.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 7): “Facing It”

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There should be no forgetting, much less forgiveness, of what happened during the Vietnam War.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Bookstore sales continue to grow. In the wake of the presidential election, bookstores are becoming more than just shops and are serving their communities as impromptu community centers. More independent bookstores are becoming publishers. Bushwick Brooklyn’s Molasses Books has started fundraising for good causes following Trump’s election. Bridgeside Books in Waterbury is trying to make Black […]

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Natural Born Drivers

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He only knew that the Blazer, like the green card, was something he wanted my brother and me to have, so that we knew we deserved things, things like America.

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