Poets’ Choice Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Elisavietta Ritchie’s latest collection of poetry, her 17th in a long, and distinguished career. Former US Poet Laureate, Josephine Jacobsen has described Ritchie’s poetry as, “original, varied and exciting, growing steadily in scope and control. The core of her poems is vitality. Grim, joyous, exuberant or erotic, they have a strong and vivid life.” These poems are a delight, a genuine treasure for serious lovers of poetry.
Uncasville, CT, May 13, 2015 –(PR.com)– Poets’ Choice (www.Poets-Choice.com) is honored to publish Guy Wires, the latest collection of poetry by Elisavietta Ritchie. The newly established publishing house works closely with the William Meredith Foundation to support the arts and continue the legacy of a great American spirit. Recent annual Meredith Awards for Poetry include Poets David Fisher, Lyubomir Levchev and former US Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey.
Poet, writer, editor, translator, journalist, photographer, Elisavietta Ritchie’s award-winning work is widely published in the United States and abroad. Guy Wires is her seventeenth publication in a long and distinguished career.
For three years, she served as President of the Washington Writers’ Publishing House, and has involved herself with writers and poets in exile and immigration/emigration, translating poems from Russian, French, and Malay-Indonesian. Her own work has been translated into a dozen languages. Her recent chapbook, “Feathers, Or, Love on the Wing” is a collaboration with visual artists Megan Richard and Suzanne Shelden (SheldenStudios.com) who designed the present collection. Ritchie’s poetry is greatly admired by readers and critics alike:
“Elisavietta Ritchie’s poetry combines a Byzantine elegance with straight-forward plain style honesty. The extraordinary range of her interests: work, love, sensuality, and man’s plight in a forlorn civilization—is reinforced by her exquisite regard for language and lively fascination with the possibilities of form.”
In the past, Ms. Ritchie has worked as a free-lance writer and photographer for the New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor. Presently, she continues to lead creative writing workshops for adults and school children and works as a photographer and journalist for The Bay Weekly. She lives in Washington and Southern Maryland with her husband Clyde Farnsworth. They have traveled widely together and recounted their life as citizens of the world in various genres.
Contact: Press Director, Richard Harteis (860-961-5138)
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Guy Wires Introduction
This short introduction to Ms. Ritchie’s work by poet, Richard Harteis includes examples of her poetry and outlines the organization for the poems – one thinks of Frost’s notion that the final poem in a book of poetry is the book’s organization.
Book Cover for Guy Wires
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