The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement


It was a good week at Rumpus Books. Come see what you might’ve missed.

Everything Tastes Better When It’s Precious — Gina Myers reviews The Hermit, Laura Solomon’s third collection of poems.

Philosopher Or Dog? — Padwa Viswanathan reviews Andrew O’Hagan’s novel The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his Friend, Marilyn Monroe. 

Looking For Hymns Of Seizure — Catherine Rzepniewski reviews Katharine Rauk’s collection Basil.

The Discerning Eye — John McIntyre reviews Rosamond Bernier’s new memoir, Some of My Lives.

What Began As A Love Letter — Antonia Crane reviews Warmed and Bound, an anthology of neo-noir fiction.

Oh hey, here’s an interview with Steve Almond. 

Also here’s one with Salon’s Laura Miller. 

Finally, a kick-ass interview with Will Potter.



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 →