The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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It’s time to catch up with what Rumpus Books published this week.

Happy reading!

It Begins To Look Like Courtesy —  A review of Speak Low, a poetry collection by Carl Phillips.

Triumph And Oblivion — A review of The Elephant’s Journey, a novel by José Saramago.

We Rise In The Bulbs of Night — A review of Amy King’s Slaves to do These Things.

A Rumpus Book Club extravaganza, featuring interviews by book club participats with Tao Lin and Shane Book.

Gabrielle Calvocoressi has written a beautiful letter to Timothy Donnelly, author of The Cloud Corporation.

Fetishizing The Pastoral, an essay on the food book trend by M. Rebekah Otto.

And be sure not to miss Sean Beaudoin’s essay on his failed attempt to accidentally rid the world of Danielle Steele.


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 →