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Blog | February 17, 2016

Notes From Elsewhere: Rumpus Highlights, Craft Thoughts + More

Check out these rad 19th century book-art pages.

Hello again, Rioters! Time again to look at books, essays, and craft notes that have caught my eye.

I feel like I haven’t done a really solid “Here’s some great stuff from The Rumpus” roundup in awhile. Let’s take a look at those starred items:

The Rumpus Interview with Margo Jefferson (author of Negroland)  by Dylan Foley “The Displeasure of the Table” by Toni Nealie, a wonderful essay about the close, tumultuous relationship we have with food, and the nostalgia involved. The Rumpus Interview with Sandra and Ben Doller by Maria Anderson — I admit the mention of Bozeman,

Blog | October 24, 2014

Notes From Elsewhere: Small Press News, Feminist Reading + More

We have a lot of kick-ass ladies and reading suggestions in this Notes From Elsewhere, so let’s get to it, and then you can go back to sorting your Halloween plans.

Speaking of Halloween, would you like some spooooooky stories to read? Emily Temple at Flavorwire has a shedload for you.

Also at Flavorwire: 28 Feminist Writers on Books Every Man Should Read. (Also, people in general, I would venture.)

And from Alison Herman: “‘Women as Supporting Characters Is a Problem:’ NY Comic Con Panels Take on Strong Female Characters and Trans Themes.”

And speaking of writing about women, let me squeeze in another mention of my favorite

Blog | November 9, 2013

Notes From Elsewhere: Lou Reed Tributes, Self-Promo Tips + Montana Writers

Lou Reed (2011) – Photo by Mikael Jansson

Greetings, Word Rioters! So much to talk about. I’ve been catching up on my reading, so hopefully this isn’t mostly old news. You’re bound to find a gem or two in today’s mega-update.

First off, we have to talk about Lou Reed. You’ve likely heard that he died about 2 weeks ago, so let’s cover some tributes and his own writing:

GalleyCat has links to his Robert Lowell and Kanye critiques. Here’s Reed’s poem, “The Murder Mystery,” at The Paris Review. “Waiting For The Man,” an excellent interview between him and