Rumpus Book Club(s) Announcements


The Rumpus Book Club has been having a great time with this month’s selection, Elizabeth Crane’s We Only Know So Much, and the Poetry Book Club has been taking Allan Peterson’s Fragile Acts with them everywhere. But we’re nearly halfway through the month. What’s coming up next?

Up next for the Book Club is Yuvi Zalkow’s new book, A Brilliant Novel in the Works, of which our very own Sugar, Cheryl Strayed wrote “Yuvi Zalkow writes like the secret love child of the smartest person you’ve ever met and the weirdo who lives down the block.” And Gary Shteyngart says of the book “If you buy just one book this year, consider resting this book on top of it. Yuvi Zalkow is a writer I’m going to watch from a safe distance.”

If you’re in the Poetry Book Club, you can look forward to reading Leigh Stein’s Dispatch From the Future in July, which Publisher’s Weekly has tagged as one its best summer books.

And we’ll going to jump ahead and officially announce our August pick for the Poetry Book Club as well–Mary Jo Bang’s new translation of Inferno, with illustrations by Henrik Drescher. This thing is going to be incredible, printed on glossy art paper and beautiful.

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Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →