The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement


Rumpus Books was up to a helluva lot this week.

Artificial Is The Only Way To Fly — Joshua Gray reviews The Odicy, Cyrus Console’s collection of poetry.

The Unstable Identity Of An Algerian In Paris — Padma Viswanathan reviews Leïla Marouane’s The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris.

The Flame An Upright Leaf — Josh Cook reviews The Broken Word, Adam Foulds’ narrative poem.

The Neighbors’ Troubles — Ana Grouverman reviews Pulp and Paper, Josh Rolnick’s debut collection.

Days Of Future Passed — Scott Onak reviews pseudonymous author Manuela Drague’s novel In the Time of the Blue Ball.

The Rumpus Book Club interviews Laurie Weeks.

Towards A More Complete Measure Of Excellence — Don’t miss Roxane Gay’s excellent essay on best of lists.

And finally, The Rumpus Interview With Susan Orlean.

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 →