The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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Porn, Christopher Hitchens, snacking on weaker humans … You name it, Rumpus Books has got it. Our weekly roundup below the fold. 

A review of Mattaponi Queen, a short story collection by Belle Boggs.

Why Christopher Hitchens Doesn’t Matter — A review of Hitch-22, his new memoir.

A review of American Fractal, poetry by Tim Green.

We’ll Make Great Pets — A review of Animals, Don LePan’s new dystopian novel.

The Indistinct Fuzz Of A General Rain — A review of World Enough, a poetry collection by Maureen McLane

Also, don’t miss Steve Almond’s Super Hot Prof-on-Student Word Sex with 30 Rock writer Tracey Wigfield, a pretty damn hilarious essay on online course evaluations,  and a Sex Book Throwdown about porn between Andrea Dworkin and Nadine Strossen.


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 →