The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement


Come catch up! Highlights from this week in Rumpus books are below the fold.

Outside of Society — A review of Just Kids, Patti Smith’s memoir of her friendship with Robert Maplethorpe.

The Rumpus Original Combo with Gabrielle CalvocoressiAn interview with the author as well as a Rumpus original poem.

The World Was Still There — A review of Out of My Skin by John Haskell, a novel that “takes readers on a metaphysical journey through the mind of a Steve Martin-impersonator impersonator.”

Also, be sure not to miss Steve Almond’s interview with his ex-student Jason Mulgrew and Soviet-era children’s books.

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 →