Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday Poem

Poetry
Art and Poetry
by Edward Hessler

Max Ritvo, from Divedapper.

Today's poem is by Max Ritvo.

Ritvo was diagnosed with terminal cancer (Ewing's sarcoma) when he was sixteen. He was a chronicler about his cancer, writing with great candor and sometimes humor. He graduated from Yale and received an M.F.A. from Columbia University. This boundlessly talented poet died August 23, 2016 at age 25.

Here is an interview in which he talks about himself and his first book, Four Incarnations which was published posthumously.

Today's poem was one of several of Ritvo's poems published in The New Yorker magazine.

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