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Jeff Nguyen reviews Ocean Vuong's Night Sky With Exit Wounds today in Rumpus Poetry.
From: The Rumpus | By: Jeff Nguyen | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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My Body is a Country & I Built A Wall Around Itpeople press blue flowers into the wall, write the names of their dead brothers on the wall, press folded bits of paper, on which they’ve written secrets that almost turned into bridges, into the...
From: The Rumpus | By: Rumpus Original Poems | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Confessional PoemI fucked your husband and I don’t feel__bad enough for the bourgeoisie. My sexualityroughly translating into teenage vampire,__my blood a pop song programmed to some_____dumb catastrophe. I read your shaming__poem and I was mad....
From: The Rumpus | By: Rumpus Original Poems | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Anne Enright, author of, most recently, the novel The Green Road, talks with Elizabeth Isadora Gold about motherhood in reality and in fiction, and writing beyond labels and easy definitions.
From: The Rumpus | By: Elizabeth Isadora Gold | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Related Posts:Spotlight: A Poetry Comics DiscussionPaying the BillsThe Rumpus Interview with David LipskyThe Rumpus Interview with Benjamin PercyThe Hierarchy...
From: The Rumpus | By: Brandon Hicks | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Saturday 4/30: Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with your favorite stores: Greenlight Bookstore, Powerhouse Arena, Housing Works, BookCourt, Astoria Bookshop, Community Bookstore, Rizzoli Bookstore, BookCulture, or celebreate with the 1st Brooklyn...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Slant which codes the luminous tree at your gatewhich broad night renders its own wild leapand to name the record of that as MEMOIR, i.e.exemption from certainty,spilt onto the bellywhose girth is a path through the dunesthis is allowed as is, as is__losing...
From: The Rumpus | By: Rumpus Original Poems | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Part of my work in Seattle has always felt like some sort of reconciliation project with my ancestors, because of who they were and what they went through.
From: The Rumpus | By: Carol Edelman Warrior | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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With its trope of the hard-boiled, male detective, noir literature has historically had an inclusion problem. At Electric Literature, Nicholas Seeley discusses its burgeoning revival as protest literature against injustice:Today it has a second chance—assuming...
From: The Rumpus | By: Katie O'Brien | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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The YA novel The Face on The Milk Carton has marked a thrilling yet disturbing rite of passage for many young readers over the past 25 years, iconic right down to its simple, haunting cover—which many of those readers could easily conjure from memory....
From: The Rumpus | By: Theodora Messalas | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Jennifer Ouellette reports on recent studies of Wikipedia’s editorial hierarchy. While the site was founded on democratic ideals, the reality has turned into something quite different:Their analysis demonstrates that Wikipedia is actually quite conservative...
From: The Rumpus | By: Adam Keller | Friday, April 29, 2016
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World Intellectual Property Day, the greatest of all spring holidays, was this Tuesday, April 26th. In honor of the holiday, the UK’s Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe made a statement calling for an update in the legal concept,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Liz Wood | Friday, April 29, 2016
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New motherhood: it’s common but totally strange, completely natural yet weirdly alien, a beautiful miracle and absolutely disgusting. It can also have some strong effects on a woman’s perception of self and identity, as Helen Phillips (The Beautiful...
From: The Rumpus | By: Claire Burgess | Friday, April 29, 2016
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If you follow the script, people will judge you as having a genuine Japanese heart.
From: The Rumpus | By: Sho Araiba | Friday, April 29, 2016
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At Vela Magazine, Amy Bess Cook discusses living with epilepsy, and the problem with considering epilepsy as neurodiversity:While one of these—grand mal seizures—overlaps with Sylvie’s, our conditions differ. Seizure causes, auras (the body’s...
From: The Rumpus | By: Katie O'Brien | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Tomorrow, Independent Bookstore Day will mark its second year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide, with literary parties around the country. In cities and towns throughout the country, participating independent bookstores will host...
From: The Rumpus | By: Marisa Siegel | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Friday 4/29: Author and activist Ashton Applewhite talks about ageism in This Chair Rocks. City Lit Books, 6:30 p.m.Chicago Zine Fest begins with a panel discussion and exhibitor readings at Workshop Chicago, 6:30 p.m.Women & Children First hosts...
From: The Rumpus | By: Rachel Natale | Friday, April 29, 2016
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In the New Yorker, Richard Brody laments how little coverage there is of independent film in mainstream media. If film culture is to change for the better, he argues, critics need to step out of their comfort zone and focus less on wide releases:It’s...
From: The Rumpus | By: Adam Keller | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Kenji Liu reviews Rajiv Mohabir's The Taxidermist's Cut today in Rumpus Poetry.
From: The Rumpus | By: Kenji Liu | Friday, April 29, 2016
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It’s hard to imagine a book written entirely in emoji that isn’t just about the conceit of writing an entire book in emoji, perhaps marketed as an Urban Outfitters coffee table book for guests to alternately smirk and groan at. And yet, as many digital...
From: The Rumpus | By: Theodora Messalas | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Author Jedediah Berry talks about interactivity in fiction, the various forms a story can take, and his goals in founding his own press.
From: The Rumpus | By: Justin Eells | Friday, April 29, 2016
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John D’Agata, visionary champion of the essay and master anthologizer, sees the lyric form “partake of the poem in its density and shapeliness, it’s distillation of ideas and musicality of language.” He also sees it as unbound to conventional...
From: The Rumpus | By: Kirstin Allio | Friday, April 29, 2016
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There was no denying it, Athena was lost. She had walked the road to Deasey Castle for many years, but now, no matter what road she took, the glorious castle spires were no closer.Escape the never-ending political sideshow for some fun fictional role-playing...
From: The Rumpus | By: Amanda Hildebrand | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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