See below for a description OF Max's books and links to purchase them.
Max's debut collection of poems, Four Reincarnations, was published by Milkweed Editions in September 2016. Louise Glück refers to it as "one of the most original and ambitious first books in [her] experience."
Winner of the 2014 PSA Chapbook Fellowship
"Some poets have wisdom without writing work that is interesting. Max Ritvo's intuitive poetry is not only wise, it has a fascinating playfulness...
Let me end by saying what we always want to say to a person of genius: Thank you, Max Ritvo!"
- JEAN VALENTINE, EXCERPT FROM INTRODUCTION TO AEONS
"Alexander and the Moon: A Storybook was written in the throes of chemotherapy by pediatric cancer survivor Max Ritvo, and brought to life by artists Ngozi Ukazu, Autumn Von Plinsky, and Ellen Su. It is a story about a boy who sacrifices everything as he pursues love in a world contorted by surrealistic science. The author and artists are undergraduates at Yale University, who received funding for the project from the prestigious Louis Sudler Art Grant."