The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Happy sexin’ day, everyone!

This isn’t my favorite holiday, so I’m gonna let the Book Bench do all the talkin’ about it with these Dear John letters and some blogging on emails and romance.

Carolyn Kellogg at Jacket Copy points us in the direction of another person calling some sort of fiction dead. The next person who calls any sort of fiction dead is getting a wet willie from your’s truly. Go Carolyn. You tell ‘em.

In Philly, a “sensual literary salon.” (via Bookninja)

At GIANT, writing and smoking.

And finally, made up drugs in literature.


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 →