She either runs or turns her back on it. I know why. It’s because she’s afraid. I am, too, but I don’t run. I fight.
"For me, writing a novel is an exercise in empathy. If I can’t imagine being these people, I shouldn’t be writing about them."
Put simply, the wanting was for one thing only:
Before cocks crowed I believed your eyelids opened dawn’s book.
The Corporation took hold of him with its promises of healthcare and bonuses. But how much would he have to sell before he was happy?
The Rumpus' Marisa Siegel talks about shining a light on stories that build bridges, tear down walls, and speak truth to power.
I’m a little confused.
An essay collection that speaks to personal experience while demonstrating broader truths about race in America.
Thom Gunn's work evokes an oozing liminality that is addressed in an interest in the body and masculinity—ranging from cowboys to Elvis.
Growing up, Megan Sungyoon found the unconventional structure of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictée mirrored her own experience learning English.
A new edition of selected poems by Makoto Ooka, translated by Janine Beichman, is a treasure chest for lovers of Japanese poetry.
Lisa Gornick discusses writing about real historical figures in fiction and the many overlaps between writing and psychology.