Cheer Up, Jay Ritchie

Cheer Up, Jay Ritchie

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"Charming, funny, and often elegant. This is a formidable collection." --Ben Fama

With an alternating sense of wonder and detachment, Jay Ritchie's first full-length collection of poetry grapples with death, disappointment, love, alienation, and emails--the large and small subjects of daily life. His unflagging sense of humor and aphoristic delivery create a work that is personable yet elevated, witty, and honest.

Jay Ritchie was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario and lives in Montreal, Quebec. Cheer Up, Jay Ritchie is his full-length collection.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 127 x 204 x 10.16mm | 136.08g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 1552453537
  • 9781552453537

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"Cheer Up, Jay Ritchie is a striking, at times comical ode to contemporary disillusion of thought and poetic form... [he is] best when his twists hit us with aha moments."
- Montreal Review of Books
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About Jay Ritchie

Jay Ritchie was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and currently resides in Montreal, Quebec. He is the author of the poetry chapbook How to Appear Perfectly Indifferent While Crying on the Inside (Metatron, 2014) and the short story collection Something You Were, Might Have Been, or Have Come to Represent (Insomniac, 2014). In 2012 he was shortlisted for the LitPop Award, and he received a fellowship to Summer Literary Seminars Lithuania in 2014. He has been Assistant Editor for Metatron Press, an independent publisher and home of the Metatron Prize for Rising Authors, since 2015. This is his first full-length book of poems.
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16 ratings
4.43 out of 5 stars
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4 19% (3)
3 6% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 6% (1)
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