Author Archives: Tyler Van Riper

Rereading: Virtue or Vice?

I am what you might call a rereader.  That’s right, I said it.  I am a chronic rereader.  The books that I like, I read again.  The books that I love, I read again and again and again.  I first … Continue reading

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“This Darksome Burn” by Nick Ripatrazone

For a blog post that I wrote earlier this month, I had the chance to speak with author and current contributor to Shenandoah, Nick Ripatrazone.  A professor living in New Jersey with his wife and 5-month-old identical twin girls, Ripatrazone … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Nick Ripatrazone

Nick Ripatrazone, a contributor for the current issue of Shenandoah, has immersed himself in many aspects of the literary world, writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, serving as a founding editor of The Susquehanna Review, and teaching English courses at both secondary … Continue reading

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And the award for “Best Picture” goes to…

Despite all of my best intentions, I find myself publishing this post a day later than I had originally planned.  Was it the week-long Washington Break that kept me from finishing it on time?  The unseasonably cold Georgia weather that … Continue reading

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It seems so unreal to me that a new term at Washington and Lee University is already in full swing.  Didn’t we celebrate Christmas just last week?  Has New Years’ even happened yet?  For some reason, it has taken an … Continue reading

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