I am absolutely delighted to announce that my next book, Research (A Novel for Performance), is forthcoming October 2014 from Civil Coping Mechanisms.
Over at The Coffin Factory O-bits section, I wrote a bit about “Michael Kimball’s Big Ray”
“Looking at Joseph Riippi — 6″4, wild hair, hands that eat mine in a handshake and a imposing presence — you would never suspect the sensitive, tender writing that flows from his prodigious mind. Given all of our collective wisdom I should know by now not to conflate the physical and the emotional, I should be aware of the discrepancy between our physicality, largely unchosen, bestowed, and our interior worlds molded by our choices, our experiences, and the choices of other people, but given his daunting physical presence coupled with a rare empathic tender effort in his writing, this mistake persists with Riippi.”11 Aug
The human kindness that is JA Tyler interviewed me at Monkeybicycle about A Cloth House, Treesisters, and memory.
A Cloth House is really a phenomenal read, a tight and interwoven novella that not only proves the worth and future value of Housefire Publishing but also gives Joseph Riippi an even broader hold in our contemporary lit scene, and should widen his already large readership.