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Posts Tagged: working class

Grab Hold the Rope of Language: A Conversation with Jan Beatty

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Jan Beatty discusses her new memoir, AMERICAN BASTARD.

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There Are No Rules: A Conversation with Jo Lloyd

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Jo Lloyd discusses her debut story collection, SOMETHING WONDERFUL.

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Poetry as Incantation: Talking with Andrea Actis

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Andrea Actis discusses her debut book, GREY ALL OVER.

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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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Rumpus Original Fiction: Poor People Disappear

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Nothing is not right. There is no indication there has ever been a house.

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Work Isn’t All Hardship: Talking with Kikuko Tsumura

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Kikuko Tsumura discusses her newly translated novel, THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS AN EASY JOB.

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Working from Memories of Memories: A Conversation with Lauren Hough

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Lauren Hough discusses her debut essay collection, LEAVING ISN’T THE HARDEST THING.

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Why We Believe What We Believe: A Conversation with Dantiel W. Moniz

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Dantiel W. Moniz discusses her debut story collection, MILK BLOOD HEAT.

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Re-Contextualizing Dolly Parton in Her Full Glory: Talking with Sarah Smarsh

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Sarah Smarsh discusses her new book, SHE COME BY IT NATURAL.

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An Obligation to Dream: Talking with Noé Álvarez

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Noé Álvarez discusses his debut memoir, SPIRIT RUN.

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This Off-Kilter Triangle: A Conversation with Leah Hampton

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Leah Hampton discusses her debut collection, F*CKFACE AND OTHER STORIES.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #221: Noah C. Lekas

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“Hopefully, the takeaway is the journey.”

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On Loss of Land and Loss of Girlhood: Taneum Bambrick’s Vantage

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Girlhood remains, like the land, a constant site of male fascination, desire, and violence.

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Not All of Us Are on Vacation: Talking with Jason Allen

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Jason Allen discusses his debut novel, THE EAST END.

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How to Steal a Frozen Burrito

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If you ask me why I did it, I can’t give you a proper answer. I was hungry and didn’t have much money, but it wasn’t like I was homeless or went to sleep starving.

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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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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Twenty-Three Pieces of the Sunset Bowl

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[A]ll over town, pits in the ground stayed pits in the ground. Those cavities were my consolation. For the moment, we were all in the hole.

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The Pleasure of Recognition

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Ferrante’s novels about women like Lila and Lenu are a potent reminder that working-class women’s perspectives are out there, even if we can’t always hear each other, even if we’re sometimes embarrassed and alone, even if we feel exasperated by a system that valorizes experiences and credentials that we can never claim. At VIDA, Valeria […]

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