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Tiger Upstairs on Connecticut Avenue

Elisavietta Ritchie

Published May 22nd 2013
ISBN : 9781625490292
Paperback
124 pages
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TIGER UPSTAIRS ON CONNECTICUT AVENUE is the perfect title for Elisavietta Ritchies new collection: roaring, juxtaposing the outrageous and the mundane, and leaving nothing from her omnivorous imagination. ...reading some of her poems is akin toMoreTIGER UPSTAIRS ON CONNECTICUT AVENUE is the perfect title for Elisavietta Ritchies new collection: roaring, juxtaposing the outrageous and the mundane, and leaving nothing from her omnivorous imagination. ...reading some of her poems is akin to watching a wick sizzle down on a firecracker, waiting for the pop, the smoke, and the final hiss...Whether looking through the scrim into death, or looking back through history at her own family, I imagine Ritchie to be some mad cheerleader for passion, stealing blackberries, loving a dying friend, or recuperating from a bad mushroom trip, all the while refusing to give up, to be satiated... . Life and death. Passion and its opposite, her touchstones...that give her voice power- after all like fire, when we no longer burn, we die.--Scott Whitaker