Category Archives: parenting

How to Name Dead Babies

The primary lifeless child you identify is a boy, full-bodied however purple, misplaced deep into the second trimester. You’ve gotten a single lengthy, blizzard-bright night time within the hospital whereas the meds muster him on his approach into the world having already left it, to mull over names together with your companion, who sleeps and […]

Voices on Addiction: A Conversation with Amber van de Bunt

In her debut memoir, Overcome, Amber van de Bunt resides life as Karmen Karma, porn star extraordinaire and alcoholic addict careening off the rails. Between childhood melancholy and a intercourse work profession launched straight out of highschool, van de Bunt had all the time recognized she wasn’t like different women. Regardless of a collection of […]

Monarchs, Motherhood, and Transformation

“Don’t get too attached to them. They are insects at the bottom of the food chain. Most of them will die,” suggested a pal who had much more expertise than I in elevating many various plant and animal species. I had simply planted milkweed in hopes of attracting and elevating monarch butterflies. My tender coronary […]

Rumpus Original Fiction: Forty-Six

Ready to show forty-six is like standing within the unrelenting sunshine. Every thing inexperienced is wilted. Magnificence is parched into nothingness. Forty-six travels on the nostril of a bee. It falls to the bottom just like the stinking fruit of a ginkgo tree. It sprouts legs and a tail and tooth. It snarls behind trash […]

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Michele Filgate

The Rumpus Book Club chats with editor and author Michele Filgate concerning the new anthology, What My Mom and I Don’t Speak About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence (Simon & Schuster, April 2019), what makes for a cohesive essay assortment, sustaining boundaries when sharing private work, favourite tv exhibits, and extra. That is an edited transcript […]

The Mentor Series: Kimberly King Parsons and Victoria Redel

Kimberly King Parsons is the writer of two forthcoming books, a brief story assortment titled Black Mild and a novel, The Boiling River. Of her mentor she writes: “Victoria Redel is the critically acclaimed author of five works of fiction and three collections of poetry; she’s received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National […]

ENOUGH: Beneath the Towering Pines

ENOUGH is a Rumpus collection dedicated to making a devoted area for essays, poetry, fiction, comics, and paintings by ladies and non-binary folks 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. *** Beneath the Towering Pines Liv […]

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #175: Mira Jacob

The emotional and mental wallop one feels studying Mira Jacob’s Good Speak is perhaps partly because of its distinctive type. It’s an illustrated collection of real-life conversations the East-Indian-born, American-raised writer has had together with her mixed-race son, spurred by questions like “Can Indians be racist?” and “Was Michael Jackson brown or was he white? […]

Until We Rise Again

February 2017. I’m peering by means of the fog of fascism rising as I go searching, soak within the information, and attempt to discern tips on how to reply. Radio exhibits, Fb posts, and newscasts bleat out selections and actions so vile they appear immaterial, specters of themselves. Journey ban, oppressive appointees, guarantees to dismantle […]