Articles by Nick Ripatrazone
March 7, 2017
Bring back those full-page portraits that pronounced I wrote a book, damn it.
March 1, 2017
The Lenten narrative is marked by violence, suffering, anticipation, and finally, joy. Back by popular demand, here is a literary reader for Lent: 40 stories, poems, essays, and books for the 40 days of this season.
February 9, 2017
Gass began writing the story “to entertain a toothache.” That’s an appropriate anecdote. A philosopher by training and a critic by practice, Gass has always been in love with language. Words are his God.
January 25, 2017
We should give creative writing — this weird, beautiful art that has the power to stir souls — the academic respect it deserves. We owe it to our students.
December 10, 2016
Robinson is the type of writer who makes me want to slow down, sit down, and calm down.
November 21, 2016
Worrying has never finished a paragraph or fixed a slow opening. You can worry away your writing life, or you can catch yourself the next time you start to worry, go for a walk, and replace those worries with work.
October 28, 2016
For writers, a room haunted by demons pales in comparison to the fear that our best work is behind us.
October 12, 2016
1. The writers you will love tomorrow are being published there today.
September 7, 2016
Poets should write prose. I say this well aware that suggesting how another should write is akin to telling someone how they should raise their children.