Lyz Lenz

Lyz Lenz

Managing editor of the Rumpus.

Email: Eclenz@gmail.com

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Killers of the flower moon article
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The Dark Heart Of America: On David Grann's Killers Of The Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon calls forth a history of memory, of loss, of silence, and white complicity, all of which are still part of our devastating national reality.

Eleanor roosevelt and human rights declaration article
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Why is it Always Up to the Women?

The answer is never to disengage. The answer is to never stop hoping. Maybe the pink hats were silly, but they were something.

Frootsnacks article
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Writing My Context - The Rumpus.net

Writing My Context - The Rumpus.net

Stitches article
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My Sister's Legs - The Rumpus.net

My Sister's Legs - The Rumpus.net

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Next Letter in the Mail: Lyz Lenz

We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Rumpus Assistant Books Editor and blogger Lyz Lenz! Lyz writes a very funny letter to us about the various uses of fine ch......

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A Culture of Chronic Worry

So: Ideological freedom may have led us to worry, but the new ideology of individual liberty leads us right back to a conception of choice that denies the nature of human suffering. The mentally il......

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It’s Okay that You Haven’t Read Finnegans Wake (Really)

Over at Hazlitt, Sarah Galo and Elon Green have cornered a handful of authors, from Renata Adler to Celeste Ng, into admitting their literary gaps, from Finnegans Wake to To Kill a Mockingbird. Som......

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Why Internet Comments Suck

Wittgenstein explains why discourse on the Internet sucks. And it's not just because of your crazy uncle. So, language is quicksand—except it’s not. Unlike the parlor tricks of the deconstructionis......

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Weekly Geekery

A song of my selfie. A year after the Sony hack. Wired: the good and the bad and the in between. A visual history of the OS we all love to hate....

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Taking Students Seriously

Roxane Gay, over at The New Republic, on student activism: In the protests at Mizzou and Yale and elsewhere, students have made it clear that the status quo is unbearable. Whether we agree with the......

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Medicinal Literature

Electric Literature posted a conversation with author Sandra Cisneros, in which she talks about books and their healing power, and the importance of poetry today: This is a time for poetry. Poets a......

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The Ghostly Power of Mirrors

Colin Dickey writes for Hazlitt about the practice of covering mirrors after a death: There seems to be no universal reason behind the custom. Reginald Fleming Johnston, documenting this practice i......

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Roxane Gay Wins PEN Center Award

Literary juggernaut, Rumpus Essays Editor Emeritus, and beloved Twitter person Roxane Gay won the PEN Center USA Freedom to Write Award. Gay told Lit Hub: “The freedom to write,” Gay said about win......

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The Lessons of Mapplethorpe

It might be ill-advised to reduce an artist’s life and work to a single observation, the magic key that unlocks everything, but in the case of Robert Mapplethorpe there is a pronounced duality—in t......