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American Homes

Ryan Ridge

Poetry / Fiction / Art / Aphorisms. American Homes incorporates poetry, prose, and various schematic devices, including dozens of illustrations by the artist Jacob Heustis, to create a cracked narrative of the domestic spaces we inhabit.

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Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Imprint: University of Michigan Press
Published: 01/2014
Pages: 128
Subject: Literary Collections - American/General, Fiction - Literary
Print ISBN: 9780472052585
eBook ISBN: 9780472900176

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Poetry / Fiction / Art / Aphorisms. American Homes incorporates poetry, prose, and various schematic devices, including dozens of illustrations by the artist Jacob Heustis, to create a cracked narrative of the domestic spaces we inhabit.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ryan Ridge is the author of the story collection Hunters & Gamblers, the poetry collection Ox, as well as the chapbooks 22nd Century Man and Hey, it's America. His work can be found in places like PANK, Salt Hill, Tin House, McSweeney's Small Chair, FLAUNT Magazine, The Santa Monica Review, Sleepingfish, and elsewhere. A former editor for Faultline Journal of Arts & Letters, he currently serves as a managing editor for Juked. He writes and teaches in Louisville, Kentucky.

REVIEWS

"In the kitchens in Ryan Ridge’s American Homes are Cuisinarts into which he pours the words he bakes into loaves of prose, more rye than wry. The sandwiches he makes from them are fun to eat but leave a bitter taste in the mouth because the Land of American Homes is, after all, a bitterplace. Still: the American Home is “shooting sunbeams out of its eye sockets” so welcome home. And welcome Ryan Ridge’s American Homes into yours!"
—Denis Wood, author of Everything Sings 

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