Nick Ripatrazone is a writer whose fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous publications, including Esquire, The Kenyon Review, The Millions, Commonweal, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Iowa Review, and The Rumpus. He also teaches sports literature and contemporary American fiction at Rutgers-Newark.
He has written two novellas, This Darksome Burn and We Will Listen For You; a short story collection, Good People; a book of literary criticism, The Fine Delight: Postconciliar Catholic Literature; a book of poetry, This Is Not About Birds; and a book of prose poems/flash fiction/meditations, Oblations.
Nick Ripatrazone on MRB
How Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy Helped to Invent the South. On Bryan Giemza’s Irish Catholic Writers and the Invention of the American South.
Capturing the Paradox of Distaste and Desire. On Unruly Catholic Writers: Creative Responses to Catholicism.
“To Celebrate the Best Parts of His Nature:” Fiction and the Discourse of Man. On Mark Greif’s The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933-1973.