The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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“There were seven references to Sidney Peterson and his experimental 1947 film The Cage in David Foster Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest.” Alan over at Dennis Cooper’s blog shares what he found out about the movie.

This is what happens when you ask Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) to sign your Kindle.

“HULK WISH HULK WAS JUDITH BUTLER. OR JUDITH BUTLER’S SPIRIT ANIMAL.” — The feminist Hulk is on Twitter. (via TOR)

A final interview before Kay Ryan’s tenure as U.S. Poet Laureate comes to an end.

“Cast a spell and the small flaws don’t matter.” I’m not usually a fan of writing-advice books and essays and stuff, but this memo Steven Heighton would have written to his younger self was really exceptionally good, I think. (via Bookninja)


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 →