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Max Ritvo: “It takes a ton of chutzpah to reincarnate.”

FOUR REINCARNATIONS: POEMS by Max Ritvo Milkweed Editions, 88 pp., $22.00 Max Ritvo, a poet of uncommon grace, vision and originality, died in August at the age of 25. You can read his poems in the New Yorker and Boston Review, and you can even hear and see his poetry read aloud and animated on WNYC. Max wrote with an incandescent mind, a fearless and playful heart, and a thrilling ear.
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