The Monday Rumpus Book Blog Roundup

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Hello, world. Today, on the 5th of July, 2010, I have to go hock things to tourists so I can pay the bills, so this might be all you get from me today.

A great essay on the omniscient over at The Millions.

GIANT has a receipt you can use for Tin House’s new rule that you have to submit a receipt from a bookstore with each submission.

“I don’t know what the difference is really, between poetry and song, except that I’m starting to figure it out.” At A Public Space’s blog, the musician Yoni Wolf.

Can a crime novel win the Booker?

And here, special for the fourth weekend and having nothing at all to do with books, TOR has Sam the Eagle from the Muppets doing patriotic things.


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 is a board member of BiNet USA, and 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 →