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Writer and former US Army infantryman Colin D. Halloran on his new collection, Icarian Flux, how he used experimental narrative to explore his life with PTSD, and why he doesn't want to be known only as a "war poet."
From: The Rumpus | By: Olivia Kate Cerrone | Monday, August 3, 2015
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This is how I understood the nucleus: the minimum of what we need, and that which forms the “originating core” or heart of us, the three of us.
From: The Rumpus | By: Meghan Bean Flaherty | Monday, August 3, 2015
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I’d been here since 7 the evening before, in response to an ad for a two-bedroom, and was, as far as I could tell, 83rd in line.
From: The Rumpus | By: Paul Madonna | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Mark Haskell Smith talks about what he learned about nudity and politics, nudity and sexuality, and naturists versus libertines while writing his new book, Naked at Lunch.
From: The Rumpus | By: Gina Frangello | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Sometimes privilege can be confusing. Over at the Guardian, male writers explain why they decided to publish under female pseudonyms:Does it help to be identified as a woman, or to have no gender at all?Someone needs to tell these guys they’ll only...
From: The Rumpus | By: Roxie Pell | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Welcoming Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings, a new collection of Shirley Jackson’s writings out today from Random House, the New Yorker offers a three-installment series of lectures on writing by the seminal author excerpted...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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If you haven’t benefited from the challenging force that is Mykki Blanco, that’s a problem that should be corrected. Blanco spoke out last week about the division being created by the #AllLivesMatter trend, identifying out the key point behind all...
From: The Rumpus | By: Liz Wood | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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For The Millions, Adam Boffa compares Lydia Davis’s short stories to social media. He argues that Davis’s compressed language, as well as her emphasis on routine and tragedy, works to “recreate a phenomenon that occurs daily on social media”:Davis’s...
From: The Rumpus | By: Jake Slovis | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Why live in the moment when you can start planning your 2016 reading list now? Next spring, Rumpus contributor Paula Whyman will release her debut linked story collection “You May See a Stranger.” One of its stories was featured in the late Weekly...
From: The Rumpus | By: Roxie Pell | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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A Rumpus exclusive excerpt from Joe Meno's latest novel, Marvel and a Wonder, out September 1st from Akashic Books.
From: The Rumpus | By: Joe Meno | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Erin Fry! Erin writes to us about her love of hiking and because she gets lost a lot, her love of maps.Don’t miss out on this awesome letter—subscribe today!...
From: The Rumpus | By: The Rumpus | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Within the past five years, we’ve seen a sea change in attitudes towards homosexuality by writers, in part a response to virulent anti-homosexual legislation in key locations. Writers such as Chimamanda Adichie and Binyavanga Wainaina have been very...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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The most recent issue of the Strand magazine includes a previously unpublished short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story, titled “Temperature,” was discovered in the Princeton archives by the managing editor of Strand, Andrew Gulli, who described...
From: The Rumpus | By: Jake Slovis | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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With so many contemporary young adult novels taking place in dystopian settings, we’re beginning to wonder whether it’s even possible to come of age in a world that isn’t on the brink of collapse. Soon enough, paragon network of teenage melodrama...
From: The Rumpus | By: Roxie Pell | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Can domestic life and rock & roll flourish together in contemporary novels? Should they?
From: The Rumpus | By: Art Edwards | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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We’ve noticed a new wave of love for Clarice Lispector recently, and so has Benjamin Anastas at The New Republic. With the new translation and release of a complete edition of her stories, Anastas outlines how Lispector has been given the “Bolaño...
From: The Rumpus | By: Kyle Williams | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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As part of austerity measures, the University of Akron eliminated its university press. The director and two staff members were both let go as part of budget-trimming layoffs. The press focused on regionally significant publications that chronicled Ohio...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Monday, August 3, 2015
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The mythology of the New World – as expansive as the continent itself – engendered a mania for magical thinking, for reinvigorating Old-World myths in a land that still felt only half-real…. a land without myths can be a lonely place....
From: The Rumpus | By: Michelle Vider | Monday, August 3, 2015
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The band formative for all things riot grrrl has announced it’s releasing the 1991 demo Revolution Girl Style Now! on vinyl, CD, tape, and electronically. Previously only available on cassette and in seriously small, self-released quantities, the reissue...
From: The Rumpus | By: Liz Wood | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Over at Lit Hub, Tobias Carroll takes a look at three recently reissued books (Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns, Genoa by Paul Metcalf, and A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin) trying again to seek out the success they deserve...
From: The Rumpus | By: Kyle Williams | Monday, August 3, 2015
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An “Honesty Bookshop” has opened in Najing, China where there are no cashiers or staff of any kind and customers pay any amount they want.Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney is following a childhood dream and opening a new bookstore in Massachusetts....
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Monday, August 3, 2015
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For wherever writing seems to achieve preeminence as a tool of the powerful, we find at that moment that it becomes possible to take it apart and turn it upon itself, a line of that same material quickened once more into a truth-making, universe-etching...
From: The Rumpus | By: Michelle Vider | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Monday 8/3: It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for another Speakeasy/Open Mic Night! You’ve spent countless hours muttering to yourself as you tried to fix that line of dialogue, now it’s time to say it out loud in front...
From: The Rumpus | By: Xach Fromson | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Begone, Wordsworth!The Times‘s Sunday Book Review brought in acclaimed writers James Parker and Francine Prose to answer the question: who should be kicked out of the literary canon? They responded by offering some lovely (or heartbreaking) discussion...
From: The Rumpus | By: Kyle Williams | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Kiss me like this – slowly.Your tongue, like a living flame,feeds my burning dreams –and after my heavy-hearted abandonment,a clean breeze brightensthe jasmine in my bed.Emily Paskevics, writing for Luna Luna Magazine, profiles Laura Victoria, the...
From: The Rumpus | By: Michelle Vider | Monday, August 3, 2015
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From: The Rumpus | By: Zoe Zolbrod and Martha Bayne | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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