The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement


It was one hell of a week at Rumpus Books. Come see what you missed.

The Rats Are Not Doing Well — Anya Groner reviews Gerald Fleming’s second poetry collection Night of Pure Breathing.

The Singing Caryatids of Modern Moscow — Christine Neulib reviews Russian author Victor Pelevin’s latest novella, Hall of the Singing Caryatids.

Southern Enlightenment — Kevin Charles Redmon reviews two new collections from journalist John Jeremiah Sullivan and crime fiction writer Frank Bill.

The Memory Of A Coin — Kristina Bernard reviews Jeff Hoffman’s debut collection, Journal of American Foreign Policy.

In Defense of Translation — Christopher Lura reviews Professor and translator David Bellos’ book Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything.

Did You Hear About Bradley? — Karen Laws reviews Hal Niedzviecki’s new collection, Look Down, This is Where it Must Have Happened.

Why Brian Spears Chose T. R. Hummer’s Ephemeron for the Rumpus Poetry Book Club.

Tony DuShane interviews Jillian Lauren.

Elizabeth Buchanan interviews Dylan Landis.

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 →