The Rumpus Sunday Book Review Supplement

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supplement2This week, Rumpus books reviews a novel, a collection of prose poems, and a debut collection of short stories set in Louisiana.

We’ve also published an open letter about The Author’s Guild, an interview with Nancy Balbirer, and an essay entitled “My Favorite Clause: Ruminations on Stuart Dybek’s Penis.”

On the Couch — A review of Speed Shrinking by Susan Shapiro.

Take Dead Aim — A review of Aim Straight at the Mountain and Press Vaporize by Elizabeth Marie Young.

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In the Eye of the Hurricane — A review of The Southern Cross by Skip Horack.

Also, don’t miss Scott James’s (aka Kemble Scott’s) open letter regarding the settlement between Google and the Author’s Guild, an essay on the clause “My dick is a moonbeam” from Stuart Dybek’s “Sauerkraut Soup,” and an interview with Nancy Balbirer.


Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →