Wendy Brenner’s classic 2005 profile of snake enthusiast Dean Ripa, who died Saturday. By now I’ve grown accustomed (and rather devoted) to Dean’s rhetorical style—outrageous overstatement, subsequent qualification—but I think I recognize something else, something authentic here: a certain strain of introverted misanthropy… | May, 2017
Susan Worsham grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Her work draws inspiration in equal parts from her memories of family, from the southern landscape, and from the commingled confusion of sadness and beauty. View more of her work on her website or Instagram @susanvirginiaworsham.