The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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Sunday’s the day to catch up with Rumpus Books. Here’s what we published last week.

Observe As Meat Falls — A review of Mad For Meat, a poetry collection by Kevin Simmonds.

Census, 1980 — An excerpt from Peter Orner’s Love and Shame and Love.

Why Not Read Moby Dick? — Lisa Levy reviews Why Read Moby Dick, a love letter to the novel by Nathaniel Philbrick.

All Narration Just Congeals — T Fleischmann reviews Coeur de Leon by Ariana Reines (recently rereleased by Fence).

Nikolai Fraiture, bass player for The Strokes, interviews Jay Griffiths about her book Wild.

Don’t miss the Rumpus Original Combo with Joshua Mohr (complete with this review of his new book Damascus by the imitable Anisse Gross.)

Make Your Own — Ben Pfeiffer reviews How The Mistakes Were Made, Tyler McMahon’s debut novel.


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 →