Interview: M.K. Rainey of Dead Rabbits Books on AMisanthrope

We did an interview! Check it out….

M.K. Rainey is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Dead Rabbits Books. She was gracious enough to answer my exhaustive list of questions on the flight from Portland, OR, to the Dead Rabbits home base in New York. And while our author set the bar for transparency and honesty very high, M.K. Rainey absolutely met the standard. Let’s get to it…

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On the Importance of Having a Community

Hey Rabbits! Editor-in-Chief Katie Rainey wrote a guest article for C. S. Lakin Author, Editor's Live Write Thrive on the importance of having a literary community in our writing lives.

"But having a community on the other side of that lifts me up, encourages me to keep going, even on days when I feel weary of such work. I don’t know where I’d be without it. Certainly not writing this article."

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Warren Stories: Pedro Ramirez

Our Warren Stories series turns the spotlight on writers, readers, and artists within our community. Here, we’ll share their work, artistry, and personal stories in our effort to uplift every member of our community and make their voices heard. Have a story you’d like to tell? Contact us today!

Today, we’re going to hand the mic to Pedro Ramírez, a longtime fan of Dead Rabbits and a fledgling writer. Pedro was the winner of our #writerlove Twitter Contest. He won because of his tweet about the poet Jessie Knoles and how much he loved her work. Pedro is clearly a supporter of the literary community, so we had to share his story with you.  

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Warren Stories: Raymond Luczak

Our Warren Stories series turns the spotlight on writers, readers, and artists within our community. Here, we’ll share their work, artistry, and personal stories in our effort to uplift every member of our community and make their voices heard. Have a story you’d like to tell? Contact us today!

Today, we’re going to hand the mic to Raymond Luczak, a writer and founder of Handtype Press, is a company that showcases the finest literature and art created by signers, Deaf and hearing alike, or about the Deaf or signing experience the world over. Raymond will be presenting at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) this year at two separate events: 1). A reading called “The Future Is Disabled,” and 2). A panel discussion about autobiographical fiction with Erica Jong and Lidia Yuknavitch. He’ll also be participating in a joint reading sponsored by the Disability Lit Consortium on Thursday night. On Sunday, he’ll be meeting with an ASL book club to discuss his book Assembly Required: Notes From A Deaf Gay Life.

Raymond was raised in Ironwood, a small mining town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Number seven in a family of nine children, he lost much of his hearing due to double pneumonia at the age of eight months.

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