Jacinta V. White discusses her collection of poetry, RESURRECTING THE BONES.
Tags: american south, Black churches, blackness, broken ritual, Christianity, church, death, erasure, erasure poems, grief, Jacinta V. White, Katoya Ellis Fleming, KKK, oral history, poems, poetry, Press 53, racial inequality, Racism, religion, religious, Resurrecting the Bones, Snapdragon, South, The Word Project, white supremacist, white supremacists, White Supremacy
I say the world is on fire. I say I’m seeing things. ...more
Tags: antifa, Biden, Breonna Taylor, Caldwell Fires, Choctaw County, Choctaw Nation, Circus City USA, COVID-19, Crater Lake, Donald Trump, election 2020, Facebook, How to Be an Antiracist, Hugo, IAIA, Ibram X. Kendi, Indigenous, Institute of American Indian Arts, Joe Biden, Klamath Falls, Klamath Tribes, Lava Beds National Monument, McGirt v. Oklahoma, MFA, nationalism, Native, Native American, oklahoma, Oregon, Pam Houston, pandemic, patriotism, Politics, Racism, Robin DiAngelo, Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, Tommy Orange, Trump, Wakaya Wells, white fragility, white supremacists, White Supremacy
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio discusses her first book, THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS.
Tags: American Dirt, American Dream, american politics, Borderline Personality Disorder, canon, Chronicles of Narnia, DACA, dialectical behavior therapy, Donald Trump, DREAMers, East of Eden, Ecuador, Ecuadorian, Emily Dickinson, Emily Stochl, family, harvard, Hemingway, immigrant literature, immigrants, immigration, jamaica kincaid, James Baldwin, James Joyce, Karla Cornejo-Villavicencio, Latinx, literary canon, little women, louisa may alcott, Marsha Linehan, memoir, Mental Health, mental illness, migrants, migration, Politics, Portuguese, Racism, research, salinger, Spanish, Stephen Miller, suicidal ideation, suicide, Sylvia Path, The Fire Next Time, the undocumented americans, trauma, Trump, undocumented, undocumented immigrants, undocumented minors, virginia woolf, white supremacist, white supremacists, White Supremacy, xenophobia
What does our “future-dread,” as O’Connell puts it, show us about our own lives in the present? ...more
Tags: amazon, american south, anthropocene, Apocalypse, book review, capitalism, Caroline Ross, chernobyl, class inequality, climate change, climate crisis, colonialism, COVID-19, Dark Mountain, Dark Mountain Project, Elon Musk, family, futurism, Highlands, Jia Tolentino, Joan Didion, Manifesto of Futurism, Mark O’Connell, memoir, notes from an apocalypse, pandemic, parenting, Peter Thiel, prepper, privilege, review, Richard Branson, sara krolewski, Scottish Highlands, social criticism, SpaceX, systemic inequality, The White Album, Trick Mirror, white supremacists, White Supremacy
Matthew Salesses discusses his new novel, DISAPPEAR DOPPELGÄNGER DISAPPEAR.
Tags: A Separation, adoption, Akwaeke Emezi, Asian American, Belabored, Book Club, COVID-19, dark humor, depressed, depression, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear, doppelganger, East Asian, Elisa Gabbert, genre, grief, Haruki Murakami, heteronormativity, humor, Hye-young Pyun, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, Katie Kitamura, kishotenketsu, laura van den berg, lyz lenz, Margot Livesey, Marisa Siegel, Matthew Salesses, Mental Health, Murakami, pandemic, patriarchy, Physics, puns, quantum physics, Racism, Rumpus Book Club, second novels, The Boy in the Field, The Death of Vivek Oji, The Hundred-Year Flood, The Rumpus Book Club, The Unreality of Memory, theoretical physics, Video Games, white supremacists, White Supremacy, writing humor, Zelda
[T]his is a book in direct conversation with literary tradition. ...more
Tags: book review, chronic illness, Copper Canyon Press, domestic violence, Duplex, duplexes, Emily Dickinson, eric garner, Ganymede, gardening, ghazal, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, Jericho Brown, John Crawford, LGBTQ, Mike Brown, mortality, Phillis Wheatley, poetry, police brutality, police violence, racial inequality, Racism, rape, Rebecca Lehmann, Sandra Bland, slavery, sonnet, sonnets, The Tradition, Walt Whitman, white supremacists, White Supremacy
The banning of women’s nipples is, of course, violence in and of itself. ...more
Tags: ally, Animal Heart Press, appropriation, censorship, female bodies, female body, Gay Marriage, gay rights, gym, Honeymoon, instagram, Italy, Julia Chaffers, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Marisa Crane, microaggression, microaggressions, misogyny, Our Debatable Bodies, patriarchy, Pride, privilege, queer, sexism, Straight Pride, systemic racism, trans, trans rights, white privilege, white supremacists, White Supremacy
Mitchell S. Jackson discusses his newest book, SURVIVAL MATH.
Tags: Chuck Palahniuk, Edward P. Jones, Gordon Lish, intergenerational trauma, Jesmyn Ward, Mitchell S. Jackson, Nicole Treska, Oregon, Portland, racial inequality, Racism, segregation, Survival Math, The Residue Years, Tom Spanbauer, white supremacists, White Supremacy
José Olivarez discusses his debut collection, CITIZEN ILLEGAL.
Tags: Book Club, brian spears, Carmen Giminez Smith, chili dog, Citizen Illegal, Cruel Futures, Fatimah Asghar, gentrification, hot dog, If They Come for Us, Jessica Hopper, Josè Olivarez, Night Moves, poetry book club, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Studs Terkel, Victoria Martinez, white supremacists, White Supremacy, working
Let us teach something new to the next generation that speaks to the lessons we’ve learned. ...more
Tags: American history, anti-semitism, Arizona, bigotry, Boston, Charlottesville, Daisy Lundy, Donald Trump, Indigenous, James T. Scott, Jan Brewer, KKK, michael brown, Missouri, neo-Nazis, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, Peter Carr, Racism, Robert E. Lee, Sally Hemings, sally hemmings, slavery, Stuart Elden, Supreme Court, thomas jefferson, Trump, Tufts University, university of virginia, Voting Rights Act, white supremacists, White Supremacy
Omar El Akkad discusses his debut novel
American War, suicide terrorism, fossil fuels, and blankets. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, Afghanistan, american south, American War, canada, Civil War, debut novel, dystopia, Egypt, first book, florida, fossil fuel, fossil fuels, Guantanamo Diary, Joseph Weiland, journalism, Louisiana, middle east, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, New Orleans, Omar el Akkad, Politics, Portland, Qatar, Racism, slavery, Terrorism, tochi onyebuchi, War on Terror, war writing, white supremacists
It felt like one of those soundtracks where the needle scrapes across the record, and silence prevails. ...more
Tags: Atticus Finch, bronchoscopy, Charlotte Gullick, child abuse, chronic illness, Donald Trump, election 2016, family, health insurance, illness, infection, James Bird, KKK, Ku Klux Klan, lung cancer, lungs, multiple sclerosis, Mycobacterium Avium-Intracellulare, Native American, Politics, pseudomonas, pulmonologist, Racism, small towns, teaching, teaching writing, To Kill a Mockingbird, Trump, white nationalists, white supremacists
Rumpus editors share their thoughts on Charlottesville and white supremacy. When we have a platform to speak out against hatred and bigotry, we must use it to do so.
Tags: activism, Amy Letter, anti-semitism, bigotry, brian spears, Charlottesville, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, Donald Trump, Eileen G'Sell, Ian MacAllen, KKK, Ku Klux Klan, Marisa Siegel, police brutality, police violence, Politics, protest, Racism, Robbie Maakestad, Sarah Lyn Rogers, Trump, white supremacists, White Supremacy
Love of country, some argue. With their boots firmly planted in my chest as I struggle to protest. No, that is not love, but blindness. ...more
Tags: ableism, Abraham A. Joven, alcoholism, Alien Land Law, American Dream, american south, anti-miscegenation laws, baseball, Chinese Exclusion Act, civil rights, constitution, fatherhood, fathers, fathers and sons, filipino, Filipino American, Freedom Riders, gambling, homophobia, immigrants, immigration, Indigenous, Islamaphobia, japanese internment, los angeles, misogyny, MS St. Louis, Native Americans, obama, patriot, patriotism, Philippines, Racism, reclaiming patriotism 2017, Salem witch trials, slavery, Tagalog, transphobia, white supremacists, xenophobia
Using dramatic monologue, Smith unmasks the skinhead’s anger to fend off threats to his way of life. ...more
Tags: 21 Poems That Shaped America, anti-semitism, Aryan Fest, Barack Obama, Brian Schaffner, Brown vs. Board of Education, David Biespiel's Poetry Wire, Donald Trump, hitler, Holocaust, jim crow, John Birch Society, John Metzger, KKK, Ku Klux Klan, Matthew MacWilliams, Midwest, Mulugeta Seraw, Nixon, Patricia Smith, poems, poetry, Politics, populism, Racism, Richard Hofstader, sexism, skinheads, Tatishe Nteta, Texas, Tom Metzger, Trump, Voting Rights Act, White Aryan Resistance, white supremacists, White Supremacy, Zionist Occupied Government, ZOG
I knew that just as the country was reverting, so was I. Every face now seemed a potential enemy and these were feelings I had not felt in almost twenty years. ...more
Tags: adolescence, bigotry, childhood, Corbin, Donald Trump, election 2016, family, fatherhood, fear, guns, hatred, heritage, Hillary Clinton, husbands and wives, Kentucky, korean, marriage, Michael Croley, Michael J. Croley, Politics, prejudice, Racism, trauma, white supremacists
Our bodies will not be your banners. We are not yours to use and abuse, we are not yours to dupe. We see through your words, and we see your violence. ...more
Tags: activism, airports, assimilation, bigotry, Crusades, Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, Donald Trump, globalization, honor killings, illegal immigration, immigrants, immigration, imperialism, Iraq, Islam, Islamophobia, LGBTQ, Mariam Rahmani, Mexican, Mexico, muslim, Muslim American, muslim ban, Muslim immigration, Muslims, Orientalism, Politics, Racism, refugees, reproductive rights, sexism, Single Mothers, Terrorism, terrorists, travel ban, Trump, violence against women, war, welfare, white supremacists, White Supremacy
Editors and producers skin my art and wrap my entire face with it, asking me to write and read in Black face. ...more
Tags: Amiri Baraka, Art, Black art, black artists, black bodies, black writers, diversity, Joel Salcido, Malcolm X, Marco Piña, Multitudes, poetry, police, police brutality, police violence, Racism, racist, Rashaad Thomas, systemic racism, The Gutta' Collective, violence, VONA, white gaze, white supremacists, White Supremacy, writers of color
Jerald Walker discusses his memoir,
The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult, the story of his childhood in The Worldwide Church of God, and how the act of writing delivered him from bitterness. ...more
Tags: adolescence, alcohol, alcohol abuse, Alden Jones, autobiography, Billy Graham, blind, book titles, Chicago, childhood, Christianity, church, con man, cults, david sedaris, doomsday, Dorothy Parker, drug abuse, drugs, family, george saunders, ghetto, Grace Communion International, Herbert W. Armstrong, humor, interview, James Thurber, Jeanette Walls, Jeanette Winterson, Jerald Walker, Joseph Tkach Jr, mark twain, memoir, MFA, nightmares, nonfiction, Oral Roberts, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, religion, sexuality, Street Shadows, street violence, The Glass Castle, the rumpus, The Rumpus Interview, the world in flames, the worldwide church of god, white supremacists, White Supremacy, Worldwide Church of God
In the end, although I wanted you to be more like Charles Bronson or Malcolm or Luke Cage, I am very proud to have witnessed your historic presidency—the successes, and even the disappointments. ...more
Tags: alt-right, Archie Bunker, Baltimore, Barack Obama, black lives matter, Bruce Lee, Charles Bronson, childhood dream, Cuba, Donald Trump, election 2016, Eric Gardner, ferguson, Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson, John Sims, KKK, Larry Summers, Luke Cage, Malcolm X, martin luther king, michael brown, mixed race, MLK, Muhammad Ali, obama, POTUS, president, race relations, Racism, richard pryor, Shirley Chisholm, Trayvon Martin, Trump, white supremacists, White Supremacy
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Jeremy P. Bushnell discusses his new novel,
The Insides, themes of consent, and designing a post-apocalyptic board game. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, activism, Anders Breivik, animals, anti-semitism, black lives matter, Blogs, board games, butcher, Cinema without People, Comics, Donald Trump, doomsday, Dungeons and Dragons, dystopia, farming, Internet, Jeremy P Bushnell, literary fiction, literary tropes, magic, melville house, MFA, New York City, Norway, Politics, psychic, Racism, Republican National Convention, Restaurants, Ricardo Herrera Bandrich, RNC, sci-fi, science fiction, survivalism, survivalist, The Insides, The Weirdness, time travel, trope, Trump, VIDA, vida count, white power, white supremacists