Gina Frangello: So your latest novel, Contents May Have Shifted, features a protagonist named Pam. Will you talk about what led to the decision to give your protagonist in a work of fiction your own name?
In an effort to determine my first hero I made a list of figures that were important to me as a child. On that list were many dubious luminaries such as Don Quixote, the deceased Mummar Gaddafi, and Fidel Castro. Looking at my list I realized that all my early heroes had two things in common...
IN THE MAKING
Musician, visual artist, and educator Paul Rucker has just begun his large body of work in reference to the US prison system, this history of slavery, and the current landscape of inequality and justice in current society. Titled Recapitulation, this thoughtful and provocative undertaking is being shared in-progress with The Project Room. Here, Paul introduces the subject, explains his interest in it, and asks for your stories.
THOUGHTS ON THE BIG QUESTION
ABOUT OFF PAPER
Off Paper is TPR’s online journal that follows the themes presented in The Project Room through thoughtful writing and other relevant online content. Contributing writers come from all types of fields and areas of expertise and share their perspective on what creativity means to them. Off Paper continues the conversation that is taking place on-site for audiences everywhere.
Jenifer Ward, Editor
Tessa Hulls, Assistant Editor
Corey Blaustein, The Seen contributor
Brangien Davis, Editorial Advisor
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