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Lee Matalone reviews Hold Still by Sally Mann today in Rumpus Books.
From: The Rumpus | By: Lee Matalone | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Ben Dolnick! Ben writes a very funny letter about the “strangeness of traveling alone” while his plane is delayed for hours at the Sea-Tac airport....
From: The Rumpus | By: The Rumpus | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Music is the ultimate consolation for reality’s letdowns (like being thirteen and still firmly living in the realm of childhood). I would listen to “Venus as a Boy” on repeat in my bedroom, curtains drawn, and imagine Allan’s face, his arms,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Joanna Baron | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Friday 5/22: Witness Literature for All of Us, youth poetry bash style. Poetry Foundation, 1 p.m.City Lit Books welcomes David Masciotra and Kev Wright for an evening of Words and Music. 6:30 p.m.The Book Cellar hosts House of Leaves, Only Revolutions,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Rachel Natale | Friday, May 22, 2015
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We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Gail Nall! Gail writes about her childhood pen pals and about one of her most embarrassing moments. She says she’s not good at drawing, but has drawn really cool doodles all over the letter!...
From: The Rumpus | By: The Rumpus | Friday, May 22, 2015
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From: The Rumpus | By: Kevin Thomas | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Paul Griner talks about his newest novel, Second Life, his just-released story collection Hurry Please I Want to Know, putting real life into fiction, and whether creative writing can be taught.
From: The Rumpus | By: Julie Marie Wade | Friday, May 22, 2015
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That morning, Blume, in a pink baseball cap and sneakers, was taking her daily two-mile walk on a path that snakes along the beach. At 8 a.m., the sun was already strong, but the more Blume talked, the faster she walked, and everything sped up whenever...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The lineup for this year’s FYF Fest was released earlier this month, and the more we look at it, the more we have to admit it might be worth bearing the heat of an August weekend in Los Angeles. The festival’s headliners are Frank Ocean and Morrissey,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Liz Wood | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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As I worked, filing reports every night from a hotel room, the details nagged at me. Her mother, Japa Tamang, was living in an open-sided shed once used to store grain, in hills still shuddering from aftershocks. My husband had the idea of giving her...
From: The Rumpus | By: Lyz Lenz | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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For the Atlantic, David Frum argues “a fair claim that” Herman Wouk is “among the greatest American war novelists of them all,” despite the positive criticism that has eluded his work.Related Posts:Charles Simic on Walt WhitmanThis Week in Short...
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Norcia | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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I’m so mean-spirited. I wrote all my mother’s slights down. There were so many of them.So explains Sally Mann, photographer and author of recent memoir Hold Still, who goes through some old boxes at Book Page, from uncovering family secrets in the...
From: The Rumpus | By: Charley Locke | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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According to Shaj Mathew, novelists are more and more approaching writing as conceptual art, creating “readymade” novels. You can read his take on the “Reality Hunger generation” over at The New Republic.Related Posts:How Soon Is Too Soon?...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Artist Lexie Smith explores the relationship between language and visual context.
From: The Rumpus | By: Lexie Smith | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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After the heartbreakingly gentle song, “John My Beloved,” ends, Sufjan Stevens takes a single audible breath. The breath, like many of Stevens’s choices on his revelatory new album, Carrie & Lowell, beckons the listener in by virtue of its...
From: The Rumpus | By: Max Gray | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Thursday 5/21: Oregon Humanities presents poet, activist, and professor Walidah Imarisha to lead a discussion for their Think & Drink series. Alberta Rose Theatre, 6:30 p.m., tickets start at $10.Tin House and Portland State University’s Creative...
From: The Rumpus | By: Olivia Olivia | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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The 13th Floor Elevators are one of those groups that seem to perfectly articulate their genre; a psychedelic band that disbanded in 1969 but whose records have a place in the core catalog of any kid trying to get to know that decade today.
From: The Rumpus | By: Liz Wood | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Leslie Jamison and Benjamin Moser tackle a long-debated question for the Bookends column: “Should There Be a Minimum Age for Writing a Memoir?”. They both agree there isn’t—you can read their reasoning over at the New York Times.Related Posts:The...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Jessica Gross interviewed Vivian Gornick for Longform and they talked money, death, sex, MFAs, and other things that bore Gornick:It’s meaningless to me. I found, as the years went on, I was very lucky not to have a bourgeois bone in my body....
From: The Rumpus | By: Lyz Lenz | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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From: The Rumpus | By: Lucas Adams | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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In episode 31 of The Rumpus’s Make/Work podcast, host Scott Pinkmountain speaks with researcher/curator Aurora Tang, who has built a career around thinking about sustainability for artists and arts organizations.
From: The Rumpus | By: Scott Pinkmountain | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Emma Sulkowicz graduated from Columbia University yesterday. She might have gone unnoticed had she not also been carrying around a mattress.In her sophomore year at Columbia, Sulkowicz was raped. Like many rape victims, Sulkowicz considered her attacker...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Miss Marple’s strength as a mystery novel heroin was inseparable from her character: that of a nosy, small town spinster. Far from taking those identity markers as pejorative, Alice Bolin has written a stirring defense of Miss Marple (and her creator,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Dinah Fay | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Serial novels are nothing new, especially in genre fiction designed to keep readers shelling out money for the next phase of a story. But the sudden, rapid success of fantasy genre series like George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones and the adaptation...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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(n.); soft, delicate, tender; from the Old English hnesce (“soft in texture”) or Gothic hnasqus (“tender; soft”)“Over the years, I’ve gone back and forth over the merits of print versus digital books so many times, it’s as if I were in...
From: The Rumpus | By: Sara Menuck | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Since recording “Baltimore,” written in response to the deaths of Mike Brown and Freddie Gray, Prince has returned to the Internet. We at The Rumpus were captivated by Prince’s last Twitter experiment, only to be disappointed when he shut the...
From: The Rumpus | By: Liz Wood | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Over at Vice, Julian Morgans gets a hold of Tim Jacobus, the guy behind R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series’ book covers. Their conversation touches on prog rock, horror’s allure, and the literary merit of the little horror novels:Well, they’re not...
From: The Rumpus | By: Bryan Washington | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Because we’re adept cave dwellers, because we pull down the shades and curl into each other, because we find some sort of domestic bliss in being fake-married for seven days, I think we can do anything.
From: The Rumpus | By: Erika Anderson | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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A new article on Open Culture examines the fascinating friendship between Mark Twain and Helen Keller, two of the 20th century’s most revolution-minded popular authors. Twain was taken with Keller from their first meeting, and made it a personal mission...
From: The Rumpus | By: Dinah Fay | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Wednesday 5/20: Reports of the cultural death of San Francisco have been greatly exaggerated. We may be down, but we are definitely not out. (In a manner of speaking.) Need proof? Tonight you can encounter a rare appearance by transgressive musical...
From: The Rumpus | By: Charles Kruger | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Internet fame probably won’t sell your book, says Jami Attenberg, an author who garnered 50,000 pageviews one day after her bicycle was stolen. Writing for Buzzfeed, Attenberg explains how she set up a sting operation to get back her stolen bike after...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Sergio Pitol gets the profile treatment over at Lit Hub:Sergio Pitol (1933) is all of the above; he is, I believe, a total writer. And by writer I do not mean one of those intellectuals who flirt with power (“The difference between who I am now and...
From: The Rumpus | By: Bryan Washington | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Julie Marie Wade reviews Jessica Jacobs' Pelvis With Distance today in Rumpus Poetry.
From: The Rumpus | By: Julie Marie Wade | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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A new account of Hemingway’s love life—which famously spanned four marriages and could be said to include complex relationships with a number of male confidants—is forthcoming from A.E. Hochner, one of Hemingway’s dear friends in the last years...
From: The Rumpus | By: Dinah Fay | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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From: The Rumpus | By: Tony Millionaire | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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