The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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supplement2To bring in the New Year, we had one helluva week at Rumpus Books. Steve Almond confronted “Katie Roiphe’s Big Cock Block,” Joshua Mohr asked why we write reviews in the first place, and Dubravka Ugresic talked about myths and the former Yugoslavia.

This week, Rumpus Books reviewed a short story collection, published two terrific essays, and featured a really fascinating interview from The Rumpus International Rivers Interview series.

A review of Where the God of Love Hangs Out, a short story collection by Amy Bloom.unknown-232x300

A review of Usher, a poetry collection by B.H. Fairchild.

Steve Almond responds to Katie Roiphe’s piece in The New York Times Book Review about men who are afraid of writing sex in Katie Roiphe’s Big Cock Block.

Joshua Mohr asks, “Why does peer review suddenly feel like a total violation?”

An interview with Dubravka Ugresic.

And be sure not to miss Andrew Porter’s Lask Book I Loved, The Dead Fish Museum.


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’s 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 →