Eclecticism defines the work of prolific author Joseph D. Reich. His most recent magnum opus, the Aphoristic Variations Trilogy, is a cross-genre exploration plumbing the depths of human growth and development. He leaves no stone unturned, touching upon family dysfunction, abnormal psychology, parapsychology, existentialism, linguistics, and the psycho-dynamics of the fragile human condition. The absurdity of America’s increasingly nihilistic social landscape is Reich’s poetic tapestry. His missives are equally tinted by philosophy and sociology, creating a surrealistic guide that is sure to strike a chord with both cynics and optimists, or simply anyone—which is to say everyone—leading lives of “quiet desperation.”
Volume I: The Trouble with Authority
Volume II: Anatomical Sketches of the Misunderstood
Volume III: Playing House
Joseph Reich is a social worker who lives with his wife and fourteen-year old son in the high-up mountains of Vermont.
He has been published in a wide variety of eclectic literary journals both here and abroad, been nominated seven times for The Pushcart Prize, and has written over twenty books of poetry and cultural studies.
He sincerely agrees with Voltaire and Neil Young that man needs a maid, and he is still trying to make his way through Finnegan’s Wake.