The Rumpus Weekly Review of Books


In So We Read On, Maureen Corrigan investigates everything Gatsby, from readership to history to film. Anne Boyd Rioux offers an incisive reading.

Luke B. Goebel’s collection of experimental fiction, Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours, features vagabonding Americans, nostalgia for Land’s End, and of course, “pain, misery, and grief.” Rebecca Schulz lays it down in her review.

San Francisco beat poet Diane di Prima zings the world with her nostalgic new collection, The Poetry Deal. Barbara Berman guides us through this new “American poetry playlist.”

It’s really the idiosyncrasies of capitalism that compel us to be poetic. Or at least that’s the case for Erika Meitner in her collection of poems, Copia. Julie Enszer this and other unsettling themes in her review.

Nathan Hauke delivers his first collection of poems in the form of a thoughtful yet cryptic mystery. Brenda Sieczkowski gives an apt analysis.

A group of sisters hits every note in the emotional spectrum in Désirée Zamorano’s latest novel, The Amado Women. Hope Wabuke gives it a warm review.

And in Rumpus Interviews, Dave Roderick chats with enigmatic poet Oliver de la Paz at The Rumpus’s “Late Night Poetry Show.”

Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16. More from this author →