The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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Sunday’s the day to catch up with Rumpus Books. This week, we published four reviews and an essay on BlazeVOX by Brian Spears.

Return to the Year Broken Free — Charles Kruger reviews Brandon Shimoda’s poetry collection The Girl Without Arms.

The Gifts of the Blarney Stone — Nicholas Nardini reviews Sebastian Barry’s novel On Canaan’s Side.

You Mean Garden, Don’t You? — A review of Lois Bassen reviews Fred Moramarco’s new retrospective collection, The City of Eden.

Growing Out Of It — Jim Santel reviews The Book of Life, Stuart Nadler’s debut collection of short stories

The Death (and Resurrection) of BlazeVOX by Brian Spears.


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 →