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Max Ritvo, Marcus Wicker, Jorie Graham
3 NEW POET PROFILES
 
 
Max Ritvo
(USA, 1990–2016)
By PoetryFoundation.org Max Ritvo was the author of the poetry collection Four Reincarnations and the chapbook AEONS, for which he was awarded a 2014 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. The critic Helen Vendler has said, “The distinguishing quality of a Max Ritvo poem is a leap from the literal to the fanciful, from the pedestrian to the performative.”

Marcus Wicker
(USA, 1984)
By PoetryFoundation.org Marcus Wicker was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is the author of Silencer (2017) and Maybe the Saddest Thing (2012), which was selected by D.A. Powell for the National Poetry Series and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award. Reviewing Wicker’s first book for Slate, Jonathan Farmer wrote that Wicker’s poetry, “seeks (and finds) real delight, giddy with the joy of making language mean and sing, sound and sense and allusion all but falling over each other as they run.” In an interview with Cate Lycurgus, Wicker acknowledged that, “at least …

Jorie Graham
(USA, 1950)
By PoetryFoundation.org One of the most celebrated poets of the American post-war generation, Jorie Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1992 (1995) winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Fast (2017). She has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur fellowship and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

 
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• The Poetry Foundation (Current editor)



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