The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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It’s Sunday again, that day where you get to see what Rumpus Books has been up to this week, all in one handy little roundup. Below, find out reviews, a book excerpt, and some beautiful essays on writing..

A review of Down From Coscom Mountain, Ann Joslin Williams’s first novel.

Wanting Light And Buying Hammers — A review of Lily Brown’s poetry collection Rust or Go Missing.

A review of The Summer Without Men, a novel by Siri Hustvedt.

The Crash Scene of Species Extinction — A review of Ed Roberson’s poetry collection, To See the Earth Before the End of the World.

Come check out some excerpts from Paul Madonna’s new book, Everything Is Its Own Reward.

A review of Daniel Orozco’s Orientation, Rumpus comic’s style.

Nancy Smith on why she writes: “No One Can Take A Bath For You.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth Wade writes on where she writes, “A Table Meant for Dining.


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 →