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Tiger Upstairs on Connecticut Avenue

Tiger Upstairs on Connecticut Avenue

Price: $14.00
ISBN 978-1-62549-029-2
125 pages
copyright©2013
Cherry Grove Collections




As with all of Elisavietta's collections, these poems touch on many subjects and many moods, emerge in many forms, formal or free verse, but all contain some sense of music. A session of Tai Chi inspired the title oem and tips back and forth in time and space from a dC gym to the Malaysian jungles, from phantom tigers to live ones. Charachters in Impressionist paintings reminisce of complain, creatures have their roles. Love, serious, sad, or humorous, permeates many poems. World War II changes lives deeply. Poems on the challenges o studying karate spring from Far Eastern philosophy. The section "Updating the Address Book" concerns losses of the loved.

 

...She falls in love with all she meets, the fool —
can't choose among a daisy, rose, or weed
but crams them all in one bouquet
in a crystal vase or old coke can can —

Invites

workmen in muddy boots, tramps, diplomats from countries nowhere on our globes, artistes, rat-loving scientists in velvet jeans — Trotsky's grandniece and a Russian prince at her same dining table? Where's her tact?...

 

Tiger Upstairs on Connecticute Avenue

Tiger Upstairs on Connecticut Avenue

Price: $14.00
ISBN 978-1-62549-029-2
125 pages
copyright©2013
Cherry Grove Collections

 

Elisavietta's recent book, Tiger Upstairs on Connecticut Avenue was officially published in September 2013

"...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 a 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 recuperationg 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
The Broadkill Review
National Book Critics Circle

 

 

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