Max Ritvo is an MFA candidate at Columbia University, where he teaches writing. His chapbook AEONS was selected by Jean Valentine for the Poetry Society of America’s 2014 New York chapbook competition. His poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry Blog and The Yale Literary Magazine. He was nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize by Poets and Artists. His critical prose has appeared in The Huffington Post and is forthcoming in Parnassus: Poetry in Review. His translations have appeared in Lyrikline, and he is working on an endangered language conservation project. He is a comedian in the sketch comedy troupe His Majesty, The Baby, and an assistant editor at Parnassus.
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