The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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Man, Rumpus Books has been busy. This week, we published quite a number of must-read reviews, excerpts, interviews, and even a reprint, all conveniently rounded up for you below the fold.

A nontraditional review of you are a little bit happier than i am, a poetry collection by Tao Lin.

I Know Why The Caged Bear Sings — A review of Elegy for a Fabulous World, stories by Alta Ifland.

A review of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession, essays by David Grann.

Disinclined to Mislead Anyone — A review of We Don’t Know We Don’t Know, poetry by Nick Lantz. (also see this interview with the author, part of our Rumpus original combo, supersized with this Rumpus Original Poem)

Also, be sure not to miss The Rumpus Interview with Forrest Gander, a second excerpt from Steve Almond’s Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life, this week’s installment of An Oral History of Love in Contemporary America, an excerpt from The End of Major Combat Operations, new nonfiction by Nick McDonell,  and the Rumpus reprint of “The Eyes of Texas are Upon You” by Debbie Nathan, which we republished in light of the clusterf— in Arizona.


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 →