Andrew Rippeon is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the College Writing Program at Davidson College, and is the founder of the Davidson College Letterpress Lab. Prior to joining the faculty at Davidson, Rippeon founded and directed the Alexander Hamilton Press at Hamilton College (NY). Rippeon earned his BA at the University of Delaware, his MA in Humanities at the University of Chicago, and his PhD in literature at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. In his critical practice, Rippeon works at the intersections between sound studies, print-material culture, and recent and contemporary American literature, with a focus on poetry and poetics. Recent and forthcoming critical works include essays and chapters on the Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite, sound-media and poetics in the early decades of the twentieth century, overlaps between typewriter and Twitter poetics and politics from the late 60s to the present, and the poet Larry Eigner and his audio-visual media consumption. Rippeon's scholarly edition of letters between Larry Eigner and his first major publisher, Jonathan Williams, is forthcoming from the University of Alabama Press in Fall 2019. As a poet and printer, Rippeon is interested in activating the archives of knowledge, text, and experience that flicker just beyond recognition in our daily lives. Formerly the editor of the poetics journal P-Queue and the chapbook series QUEUE (207 - 2011), Rippeon will read work from his books Priest (Punch Press, 2015) and Porches (Delete Press, 2015), Sampler (artist's book, 2019), and his current work-in-progress, Spirit Duplicator.