Criticism


 

See below for a selection of reviews and discussions of Max's poetry.


The Adroit Journal
Born To Be Guests: A Review Of Max Ritvo’s The Final Voicemails - Glenn Stowell

The New Yorker
Max Ritvo’s Enduring Lyricism - Dan Chiasson
Losing Max Ritvo

Shelf Awareness
Letters From Max

Yale Daily News
Songs and Soup

Bomb Magazine
The Porous Fabric Between Life and Death

Michigan Quarterly Review
Until It Is One Round Tail: On Max Ritvo’s “The Final Voicemails”

Literary Hub
An Unfinishable Life

Columbia Journal
Review: The Final Voicemails

World Literature Today
The Final Voicemails

Publishers Weekly
The Final Voicemails
Letters From Max

Kirkus Review
Letters From Max

The Rumpus
A Legacy of Wisdom: The Final Voicemails - Risa Denenberg
Four Reincarnations by Max Ritvo - Eric Farwell
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat for Max Ritvo

Poetry Magazine
Words that Sing, Dance, Kiss - Helen Vendler
Introduction: Max Ritvo - Don Share

The New York Times
Cancer Humor - Susan Gubar
Why Is A Poet's First Collection So Important - David Orr

Los Angeles Review of Books
The Wishes That We Harbor: The Poems of Max Ritvo and Heather Hartley - Stephen Burt

Publishers Weekly
Four Reincarnations

The New Yorker
2016: Our Year in Poems

Library Journal
Top Fall Poetry

Poetry Magazine
Do I Wake or Sleep?

Poetry Magazine (Podcast)
September 2016 (Dawn of Man)
The Poets We Lost in 2016

Artforum
Max Ritvo - Abraham Adams

The Iowa Review
Max Ritvo's Four Reincarnations - Devon Walker-Figueroa

Guernica
On Max Ritvo’s Four Reincarnations - Phillip Garland

Bomb Magazine
How to Suffer Well - Charlotte Liebermann

The Irish Times
Our Favorite Books of 2016

Booklist
Four Reincarnations

Literary Hub
Best Books of 2016
Notable Literary Deaths in 2016

Kenyon Review
On Max Ritvo's Four Reincarnations - Peter LaBerge

Parnassus Poetry in Review
Ecstatic Brain - Julian Gewirtz
Where is Max Ritvo's Heaven? - M. Sophia Newman

Whale Road Review
Missing Everything Living

Washington Independent Review of Books
November 2016 Exemplars - Grace Cavalieri

Southern Humanities Review
Love Re(Incarnate): On Max Ritvo's Four Reincarnations

Meridian
Review: Max Ritvo, Four Reincarnations

Tethered by Letters
Book Review: Four Reincarnations

Book Riot
A Great Big Guide to Wonderful Books of 2016

O Magazine
14 Health Heroes Who Are Changing Healthcare as We Know It

Verdad Magazine
Four Reincarnations by Max Ritvo - Bill Neumire

The Scores
Four Reincarnations by Max Ritvo - Meghan Maguire Dawn

The Millions
A Year in Reading

The Adroit Journal
Adroit's Best Books of 2016

Via Negativa
Favorite Poetry Books of 2016

Poets and Writers
Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

Tulepo Quarterly
The Poetic Reincarnation of Max Ritvo - Hannah Star Rogers

Entropy Magazine
Best of 2016

Shelf Awareness
Four Reincarnations by Max Ritvo

Washington Independent Review of Books
November 2016 Exemplars - Grace Cavalieri

Speedway and Swan
Episode 30: Lisa Wells

Stuff
Hot Summer Books

Rain Taxi (Spring 2017)
Four Reincarnations by Max Ritvo

Nationale
Max Ritvo's "Four Reincarnations" Reviewed by Lusi

Booknotes Unbound
The NZ Book Scene's Favourite Reads of 2016

Ravishly
Ravishly's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

I Want You To See This Before I Leave
Suzanne Highland

The Ontarion
Between The Sheets: Max Ritvo's First and Final Anthology Celebrates the Ephemeral - Sierra Paquette-Struger

Esquire Magazine
The Best, According to the Best

Bustle
7 Poems To Keep You Writing When The World Is Just Too Much