Friday, April 11, 2014

April 28th Readings: Maud Casey, D. Foy, and Joseph Riippi

Maud Casey is the author of the novels The Man Who Walked Away, The Shape of Things to Come (a New York Times Notable Book), and Genealogy; and a collection of stories, Drastic. She is the recipient of the Calvino Prize and has received fellowships from the Fundaci√≥n Valparaiso, Hawthornden International Writers Retreat, Ch√Ęteau de Lavigny, Dora Maar, and the Passa Porta residency at Villa Hellebosch. Casey teaches at the University of Maryland and lives in Washington, D.C.
D. Foy is the author of the novel Made to Break. His story, “Barnacles of the Fuzz,” appeared in Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, edited by Cal Morgan. His essay on the American laundromat came out in Snorri Bros.’s Laundromat, an homage in photographs to the laundromats of New York City (powerHouse Books). His work has appeared in Revolver and in Post Road, along with other work in Frequencies, Salon, The Literary Review, The Georgia Review, and BOMB, to name a few. He lives in Brooklyn.
Joseph Riippi is the author of A Cloth House, The Orange Suitcase, and Do Something! Do Something! Do Something! and a chapbook called Treesisters. His latest is Puyallup, Washington (an interrogation), from Publishing Genius Press, and two novels will come out in 2014 from Civil Coping Mechanisms, Because, and Research (A Novel for Performance). He lives with his wife in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.