Category Archives: Alcoholics Anonymous

Voices on Addiction: All the Ways to Save Your Life

I. The primary time I used to be confronted with my mortality, I used to be 5. I don’t assume I absolutely grasped the query the physician posed to me, however I clearly understood it nicely sufficient as a result of I informed him I needed an angioplasty that may, in accordance to him, forestall […]

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #165: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s Sketchtasy was launched October 2018 from Arsenal Pulp to widespread essential acclaim, together with a spot on NPR’s “Best Books of 2018.” Sketchtasy is Sycamore’s third novel, after So Many Methods to Sleep Badly (2008) and Pulling Taffy (2005); she’s additionally written two memoirs and edited 4 anthologies, all investigating questions of […]

Voices on Addiction: Duet

In New Orleans, a few years in the past, I drunkenly pulled house a drifter from the Maple Road Bar when it closed. He was stringy-haired, his blue denims stiff with dust, and he didn’t have a lot to say. Once we received to my place within the French Quarter, the leaves of cigar timber […]

Breathing into the Paper Bag: Talking with Jenny Valentish

Slough, England is the setting for the BBC comedy collection The Workplace, and the childhood house of journalist and writer Jenny Valentish, who calls it “anhedonia-made-concrete.” It’s on this inauspicious place that Valentish’s current US launch, Lady of Substances: A Journey into Medicine, Alcohol and Remedy begins. Her memoir of an unrestrained coming of age […]

ENOUGH: The Forgotten Women

ENOUGH is a Rumpus collection dedicated to making a devoted area for essays, poetry, fiction, comics, and paintings by ladies and non-binary those that interact with rape tradition, sexual assault, and home violence. The collection will run each Tuesday afternoon. Every week we’ll spotlight totally different voices and tales. *** The Forgotten Women Leslie Schwartz […]