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Posts Tagged: women’s bodies

ENOUGH: Body of Water

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A Rumpus series of work by women, trans, and nonbinary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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How We Create Ourselves: Second Place by Rachel Cusk

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The voice reaches and reaches at answers to broad questions. Sometimes it pulls back pieces of insight and beauty.

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Scrutinizing the Ties That Bind: Melissa Febos’s Girlhood

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By the end of the collection, Febos has managed to rewrite or erase entirely many parts of the patriarchal script that held her bound.

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Child as Mother to the Woman: Catherine Gammon’s China Blue

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In this book we are taken by all three: language, plot, character.

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Paying in Time

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The contempt the place exuded for the people inside it felt physical, hanging in the air like humidity.

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Subverting the Wild West: A Conversation with Anna North

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Anna North discusses her new novel, OUTLAWED.

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Hypocrisy Is Ripe for Stories: Talking with Melissa Scholes Young

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Melissa Scholes Young discusses her new novel, THE HIVE.

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Claiming Our Untold Stories: Talking with Gina Frangello

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Gina Frangello discusses her debut memoir, BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN.

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A Quiet Epidemic: Jessica Zucker’s I Had A Miscarriage: A Memoir, A Movement

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While the event of a miscarriage may only be a moment, the body and mind grieve long after.

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Language Is the Spell: Kathryn Nuernberger’s The Witch of Eye

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A compendium of pungent and poignant biographical narratives of numerous so-called witches, The Witch of Eye is difficult to put down.

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A Space of Sanctuary: Mother Country by Elana Bell

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The body, like a country, holds so much, and all at once.

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This Frozen Life

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As soon as life begins, its impulse is to divide.

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Everything Must Change: A Conversation with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection, GIRLHOOD.

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Encouraging Messiness: A Conversation with Melissa Broder

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Melissa Broder discusses her new novel, MILK FED.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Erin Belieu

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Erin Belieu discusses her new collection, COME-HITHER HONEYCOMB.

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Belonging Is Everything: Talking with Georgina Lawton

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Georgina Lawton discusses her debut memoir, RACELESS.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Randa Jarrar

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Randa Jarrar discusses her new memoir, LOVE IS AN EX-COUNTRY.

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Claiming Space to Matter: Talking with Jennifer Berney

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Jennifer Berney discusses her debut memoir, THE OTHER MOTHERS.

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Not Looking Away: The State She’s In by Lesley Wheeler

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But look at this poet-speaker speaking the unspeakable!

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Janice P. Nimura

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Janice P. Nimura discusses her new book, THE DOCTORS BLACKWELL.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Dear G.B.”

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There are many ways to be ripped to shreds.

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We’re All Difficult Women Now: Talking with Avni Doshi

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Avni Doshi discusses her debut novel, BURNT SUGAR.

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Revisiting and Reinventing the Body: A Conversation with Destiny O. Birdsong

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Destiny O. Birdsong discusses her debut poetry collection, NEGOTIATIONS.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Sarah M. Sala

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“A poem is like a vision test—its vision is either clear or it’s not.”

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Divestment

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

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A Photographer’s Wife

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It’s hard to see what isn’t there.

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Fool Me Once

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The first time I had my breasts removed was hard. The second time, less so.

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