The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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Did you know that due to the miracle of the Internet, writing something with “supplement” in the title every week has made The Rumpus a part of quite a few blogs about vitamins? It’s because Rumpus books is good for you.

The Loneliest Thing on Earth — A review of Ilustrado, a novel by Miguel Syjuco, but also an essay on “the fate of Filipino writing in the American literary world.”

The Duke of Discomfort — A review of The Spot, short stories by David Means.

A Life Spasming with Furious Longing — A review of The Salt Ecstasies, a poetry collection by James L. White.

A review of The House On Salt Hay Road, a debut novel by Carin Clevidence.

Also, be sure not to miss The Rumpus Red Carpet Report on the One Story ball and M. Rebekah Otto’s essay “And That’s It, More Or Less.”

And seriously, join our book club. We’ve just chosen the first four 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 →