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These Women Are Ready to Scream: Danielle Lazarin’s Back Talk

Lazarin has written her heart out chronicling the lives of recognizable girls and women as they come of age, find their footing and chart their path through life’s curves, on their own terms.

The Experience Takes Its Shape from You: Talking with Naima Coster

Naima Coster discusses her debut novel, Halsey Street, getting pushback on her use of Spanish, and the importance of equity and inclusion in higher education.

This Most Vulnerable of Houses: Fady Joudah’s Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance

These poems, poised at the intersections of the material, the metaphorical, and the spiritual, fold into and out of one another as their boundaries dissolve with question after question.

The Third Iago Sensibility: A Conversation with Laurie Stone

Laurie Stone discusses her story collection, My Life as an Animal, writing about death, how the reader doesn’t care about you, and the Third Iago.

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #125: Tyree Daye

"I think if you are really doing the work, you can’t write about America and not explore race and slavery, and that goes for any writer."

Uncovering Buried Roots: Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater

There are two ways to read Freshwater: there is the knowing and the unknowing.

Everybody Is Fine: Talking with Jasmine Guillory

Jasmine Guillory discusses her debut novel, The Wedding Date, finding success, writing sex, and the revolutionary act of eating.

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Eloisa Amezcua

Eloisa Amezcua discusses her collection From the Inside Quietly, bilingualism in poetry, and the connection between whiteness and yeast infections.

Here’s Your Beginning: A Conversation with Lynn Freed

Lynn Freed discussions her recent essay collection, The Romance of Elsewhere, the importance of a good first sentence, and the risks involved in writing irony.

What to Read When You’re Hungry

I loved and continue to love the cookbook for the same reason I still feel a flutter of excitement walking into an airport. Each volume is a ticket into an immersive opportunity for new dishes, new ingredients, new love.

Logic and Lack of Logic: Best American Experimental Writing 2016

A crucial part of what makes experimental writing fresh is the way sight works with what is said, whether the material is performed or read in silence.

People and Poetry: A Conversation with Kim Fu

Poet and novelist Kim Fu discusses her new novel, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, how poetry impacts her fiction, and the expectations that accompany a book about lost children.

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #124: Anne Raeff

"I guess that’s true when you write a novel, you end up taking out so much."

A Spirit Born into a Human Body: Talking with Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi discusses her debut novel, Freshwater, her public and private identities, and deciding when to translate culture for readers.

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Terese Mailhot

Terese Mailhot discusses her debut memoir, Heart Berries, writing candidly about one's personal life, and the good that can come from anger.

On Unsteady Ground: the earthquake room by Davey Davis

[T]his is a book about the ways in which even our most intimate relationships can slip beyond our control, fracturing along barely perceptible fault lines.

The Earth Recycles All of Us: Talking with Micheline Aharonian Marcom

Micheline Aharonian Marcom discusses her novel, The Brick House, female sexuality in literature, and transcendence through dreaming.

What to Read When They Yell “Go Home!”

A list from Rowan Hisayo Buchanan to celebrate the release of the forthcoming anthology Go Home!.

Wide-Eyed and Awed: Keegan Lester’s this shouldn’t be beautiful but it was & it was all I had so I drew it

Lester often weaves past and present, the personal and the vast into one poem, leaping between these seeming opposites.

Language Is Sensational: A Conversation with Eileen G’Sell

Eileen G'Sell discusses her debut collection, Life After Rugby, how and why she chose her book's title, and challenging gender categories.

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