The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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Rumpus Books had one hell of a week this week, and today’s a good day as any to catch up. 

Below, find links to our reviews, interviews and even an excellent essay on Hunter S. Thompson.

After The Umpteenth Bird — A review of The Trees Around, poetry by Chris Tonelli.

Ladies And Gentlemen — A review of Adam Ross’s first novel Mr. Peanut.

In The Name Of The Father, The Son, And The Holy Rape Fantasy — A Rumpus Original Combo (interview and review) with Jesus Angel Garcia’s transmedia novel badbadbad.

Set The Dumpster On Fire — A review of Daphne Gottlieb’s poetry collection 15 Ways To Stay Alive.

Instead Of Words…Blew Cinders — A review of black seeds on a white dish, “a novel of poetry” by Shira Dentz.

A review of Emma Larkin’s No Bad News For The King, “an exceptional Burma primer.”

The last book Chloe Caldwell loved was Mathilda Savitch.

Be sure not to miss this interview with Chris Adrian.

And last but not least, be sure not to miss Olga Zhulina’s essay “Fear And Loathing Turns 40.”


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 →