Calling on spirits is a communal act, multiple hands on the planchette. ...more
Tags: Annelyse Gelman, April Yee, book review, catapult, craft, Craft in the Real World, Gabrielle Bates, Jose Hernandez Diaz, marginalization, marginalized, Matthew Salesses, Midst, patriarchy, poems, poetry, poetry review, privilege, review, subjectivity, workshop, writing process, writing workshop
Dantiel W. Moniz discusses her debut story collection, MILK BLOOD HEAT.
Tags: A Guide To Being Born, american south, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, Christianity, class inequality, Dantiel W. Moniz, daughters, debut collection, Eckhart Tolle, Female Trouble, femininity, florida, Friday Black, God, Islam, Jacksonville, James Baldwin, jehovah's witness, Krishna Consciousness, linked stories, MFA, Mike Jeffrey, Milk Blood Heat, Miscarriage, motherhood, mothers, Northeast Florida, point of view, pregnancy, racial inequality, Ram Dass, religion, revision, service industry, Sharp Objects, short fiction, short stories, short story, sisterhood, sisters, South, spirituality, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Toni Morrison, working class, workshops, writing workshop, zora neale hurston
Hannah Ensor discusses her debut poetry collection, LOVE DREAM WITH TELEVISION.
Tags: autotheory, Brazilian Is Not a Race, creative writing workshops, Hannah Ensor, Jeff Van Gundy, Laura Wetherington, LGBTQ, Love Dream with Television, Marilynne Robinson, Mark Jackson, Neo-Benshi, Noemi Press, poems, poetry, queer, spectacular, sports, Suzi F. Garcia, Tan Lin, television, TV, Wendy Trevino, workshops, writing workshop
Leslie Jamison interviews her mentor, Elizabeth McCracken.
Tags: An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, Bowlaway, creative writing workshop, Des Moines, Elizabeth McCracken, fiction, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry, iowa, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Leslie Jamison, longing, Make It Scream Make It Burn, Mentor Series, mentors, mentorship, Niagara Falls All Over Again, nonfiction, revision, teaching, teaching writing, the empathy exams, The Giant's House, The Gin Closet, The Recovering, Thunderstruck & Other Stories, writing workshop
Jennifer Pastiloff discusses her first book, ON BEING HUMAN.
Tags: bodies, body image, Brene Brown, Corporeal Writing, deaf, deafness, depression, Eating Disorder, exercise, hearing loss, Jen Pastiloff, Jennifer Pastiloff, Lidia Yuknavitch, Manifest-Station, Marissa Korbel, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, On Being Human, teaching writing, writing workshop, Yoga
Then again, I wonder if the distinct pleasure of Las Vegas lies in the simulacrum. ...more
Tags: Asian American, creative writing workshop, desert, essay, grad school, graduate school, Jean Chen Ho, Las Vegas, MFA, microaggression, microaggressions, mojave, Orientalism, orientalist, pastiche, Racism, tourism, tourists, University of Nevada, vegas, workshop, writing workshop
Blair Hurley discusses her debut novel, THE DEVOTED.
Tags: #metoo, Abuse, Alice Munro, appropriation, Blair Hurley, Boston, buddhism, Catholic Church, cats, creative writing workshop, cultural appropriation, Darin Strauss, debut novel, Eudora Welty, faith, first book, Flannery O'Connor, Liz Harmer, meditation, religion, Sex, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, spirituality, teaching writing, writing workshop, Zen Buddhism
Performance artist and poet Gabrielle Civil discusses her book,
Swallow the Fish, how technology has shaped reactions to female nudity, and the importance of risking change. ...more
Tags: Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Anne Spencer, audre lorde, body, Costume en Face, detroit, female body, Gabrielle Civil, Gwendolyn Brooks, Internet, Madhu H. Kaza, Maudelle Bass, Mexico City, MFA, minneapolis, No. 1 Gold, Nudity, performance art, performance artist, poetry, Raj Chakrapani, Rosamond S. King, Saartjie Baartman, Sawako Nakayasu, Shonda Rhimes, Social Media, Swallow the Fish, Tatsumi Hijikata, The Vagina Monologues, Thinking Its Presence, Toni Morrison, Tourist Art, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, white gaze, women's bodies, workshop, writing workshop
Sarah Blake discusses her new collection,
Let’s Not Live on Earth, questions in poems, monsters, and the challenge of writing a dystopia. ...more
Tags: Bible, Book Club, Caroline Cabrera, dystopia, e. e. cummings, fear, graduate school, gun violence, guns, hope, Let's Not Live on Earth, monsters, Naamah, Noah's ark, Octavia Butler, parenting, poetry, poetry book club, religion, Riverhead, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Saint X, Sarah Blake, sci-fi, science fiction, stephen hawking, television, the road, titles, Utopia, workshop, writing workshop, zombies
“I think time is really undervalued by people who come from money because they just have the time.”
Tags: advertising, Caca Dolce, Chelsea Martin, coming of age, essay collection, essays, nostalgia, Rebecca Schuh, teenagers, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, workshop, writing workshop
Lidia Yuknavitch discusses her new novel,
Book of Joan, a reimagining of the Joan of Arc story set in a terrifying future where the heroine has emerged to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed. ...more
Tags: Arrival, art therapy, atheism, atheist, auditory hallucinations, Book of Joan, Christ, Christian, Christianity, Christine de Pizan, Christine Pisan, Chronology of Water, death, Donald Trump, election 2016, Emma Goldman, fascism, fathers, fathers and daughters, feminism, gender inequality, God, grief, Joan of Arc, Kelly Thompson, Lidia Yuknavitch, lithium, Mary Shelley, Michio Kaku, motherhood, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Politics, science fiction, Small Backs, speculative fiction, Station Eleven, Stone Village Productions, String Theory, teaching writing, The Book of the City of Ladies, The Rumpus Interview, theology, therapy, Trump, violence, war, writing workshop
As truth becomes more elusive, as fact blends with fiction, we ought to take notice of how we categorize people, as categorization seems to be married to suppression, to disenfranchisement. ...more
Tags: Abandon Me, adolescence, andre breton, Édouard Levé, bipolar, college, Crazy, depression, Diagnostic Statistical Manual, disability, Donald Trump, DSM, dystopian, Foucault, healthcare, Jenessa Abrams, Lucille Clifton, Madness and Civilization, Melissa Febos, Mental Health, mental hospital, mental illness, mental institution, Nadja, pathology, shame, Stigma, suicide, sylvia plath, The Bell Jar, The Psychopath Test, Thomas Insel, workshop, writing workshop
Melissa Febos discusses her new book
Abandon Me, choosing to be celibate for six months, letting go of our own mythologies, and the sexist reaction women receive when they write nonfiction. ...more
Tags: Abandon Me, anger, Bestiary, Book Club, brian spears, celibacy, Donald Trump, Donika Kelly, essay writing, essays, gender inequality, historical trauma, honesty, James Baldwin, Jesmyn Ward, Julie Buntin, Junot Diaz, Lidia Yuknavitch, Maggie Nelson, Marisa Siegel, Marlena, Melissa Febos, memoir, Monogamy, Music, mythology, Nick Flynn, nonfiction, psychology, Rebecca Solnit, research, Rick Hanson, Rumpus Book Club, sexism, The Neuroscience of Lasting Happiness, truth, Whip Smart, writing workshop
Poet Vincent Toro on his debut collection,
Stereo.Island.Mosaic, his writing process, and searching for identity. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, academia, anaphora, Antonio Benitez Rojo, Books, Captain Morgan, caribbean, chuck d, colonialism, décima, Denice Frohman, Ellen Ullman, Fred Moten, hip-hop, identity, immigrant, immigration, Ishion Hutchinson, Jaron Lanier, Jesus Castillo, Kaveh Akbar, Kevin Kelly, Latin American literature, Latin American poets, Latinx, Layli Long Soldier, Leopold Senghor, Maria Anderson, Marina Carreira, MFA, Michael Van Calbergh, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, New Jersey, Nicanor Parra, Nike, Nuyorican Café, Olga Nolla, Philip B Williams, poetry, Puerto Rican, puerto rico, Rafael Acevedo, rage against the machine, Raquel Salas-Rivera, Rigoberto González, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Rumpus Original, Sawtooth Poetry Prize, Sherry Turkle, Solmaz Sharif, sonnets, Spanish, spoken word, Stereo.Island.Mosaic, Susan Briante, Taino, Tarfia Faizullah, teaching, teaching writing, the beats, The Repeating Island, Vicente Huidobro, Vincent Toro, White Supremacy, whiteness, workshop, writing process, writing workshop, Zack De La Rocha
Have you submitted a piece to “Funny Women” and it wasn’t quite the right fit for the column? Have you always wanted to write for “Funny Women” or Daily Shouts or McSweeney’s Internet Tendency? Our very own Funny Women Editor Elissa Bassist is teaching another two-day workshop at Catapult, so if you missed out in the fall, now is […]