The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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Hey, if you haven’t had the chance to take a look at all the stuff Rumpus Books has been up to lately, you should probably do that now. 

Here’s a pair of dueling reviews that didn’t work out so well: Matthew Pitt reviews Jeff Parker’s The Taste of Penny, and Jeff Parker reviews Matthew Pitt’s Attention Please Now.

Pedal Pusher — A review of Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling by BikeSnobNYC, a.k.a. Eben Weiss.

This is More than Poetry. — A review of The Black Automaton by Douglas Kearney.

A review of Agaat, a novel by Marlene van Niekerk.

The Poetry of Polar Exploration — A review of Approaching Ice, a collection by Elizabeth Bradfield.

The Storm of Life — A review of What We Are, a debut novel by Peter Nathaniel Malae.

Also, be sure not to miss Rob Roberge’s essay on Point of View and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Flexible First-Person, an interview with Matthew L. Moseley,  and the always excellent Antonia Crane’s interview with Bruce Benderson.

And sign up for our book club! It’s a really good deal.


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 →