Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Received - do something! by Joseph Riippi

DO SOMETHING! do something! DO SOMETHING! by Joseph Riippi - Ampersand Books

"Joseph Riippi accomplished no east tging to have so well-crafted pain inside the usual streetways and bar reflections of the places I thought I knew, and with so much beauty... I fear to touch, fear that my finger will come away surprised by red, by blood. Do something indeed, whether as Faust or an Eva. Hurry up and just eat the fruit! Riippi has great literary power." Professor Carolivia Herron

"In this fragmented, nontraditional narrative, Riippi explores the aftermath of stories rather than simply telling them: a critic chants Sontag in a mental hospital; a playwright flees human shrapnel; a starfish tattoo endows a woman with newfound strength. do something!... is a story of great literary power, one that "might just change the way you look at life." Jason Cook

Joseph Riippi's essays regularly appear in The Brooklyn Rail and stories have been published in PANK, The Bitter Oleander, Salamander, Everyday Genius, New Delta Review, FlatmanCROOKED, KNOCK, and others. He lives in NYC, where he writes ads and is finishing his MFA.

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