Clips & Stories
The Rumpus interview with Susan Shapiro, whose latest novel, What’s Never Said, details an illicit relationship between an MFA student and her older poetry professor at a fictional New York City university. Ms. Shapiro, a wildly popular writing professor at The New School, shares how she came to develop her distinct teaching style to help her students get published, and dishes on her reaction to new anti-dating measures between faculty and students at universities such as Harvard and Yale.
Interview with Kara Richardson Whitely, whose newly released memoir, Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds (Seal Press, 2015), details the plus-sized hiker's three treks up the highest peak in Africa while topping 300 pounds. Kara discusses food addiction, the writing life and more, in this Q&A published on The Rumpus.