Fiction. Poetry. Nick Ripatrazone writes the kind of stories that sneak up on you as they build quietly and relentlessly to their explosive ends. Moving with dark, deliberate energy, Ripatrazone's work digs beneath ordinary lives simmering with the unforgivable hurt of broken dreams and missed opportunities and with the dangerous pull of desire and obsession. In deeply human stories about brothers, friends, and lovers, Ripatrazone tracks the silent, intense movement of subterranean lives on the verge of insight, revenge, and redemption.
Nick Ripatrazone's newest books are EMBER DAYS (Braddock Avenue Books, 2015) and Good People, a collection of short stories (Foxhead Books 2014). He is also the author of two novellas, THIS DARKSOME BURN (firthFORTH, 2013) and We Will Listen For You (CCM Press). His other books include The Fine Delight: Postconciliar Catholic Literature (Cascade Books) and two books of poetry, Oblations and This Is Not About Birds (Gold Wake Press). His writing has appeared in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, Shenandoah, and has been featured at NPR.Author City: NEWARK, NJ USA