Mr. Ripatrazone

Welcome back!

Please follow the links above for course-specific information, my background in teaching and writing, and related links. I write a monthly column on teaching for Literary Hub; the first installment gives a good sense of my teaching philosophy.

I am the advisor to Mind Carpenter, our school's award-winning literary magazine, and we are always looking for students to join our staff. If you would like to be a part of literary magazine for the 2021-2022 academic year, please get in touch via email. Become a part of the Lenape tradition of creating a beautiful publication!

"A young writer sees that with words and sentences on a piece of paper that costs less than a penny he can place himself more clearly in the world. Words on a page, that’s all it takes to help him separate himself from the forces around him, streets and people and pressures and feelings. He learns to think about these things, to ride his own sentences into new perceptions. "

— Don DeLillo