Nick Ripatrazone is a staff writer for The Millions. He is a regular contributor to The Atlantic, Google, and Literary Hub, and has written for Esquire, The Kenyon Review, The Sewanee Review, Commonweal, Image, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. His writing has been recommended by Arts & Letters Daily, The Paris Review, Poets & Writers, ESPN: The Magazine, Longreads, Verse Daily, ABC Radio, and Longform.

He is the author of seven books of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism, including
Ember Days (stories), This Darksome Burn (novella), and The Fine Delight (criticism). He teaches creative writing at The College of New Jersey.

Nick lives with his wife and twin daughters in the Garden State.