Elisavietta Ritchie

from Wild Garlic: The Journal of Maria X  (Big Easy Press, 1995)

from Spoken Here Spoken Now: WWPH Poets and Writers from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s. (2003). With special thanks to Sid Gold for permission. 

Introduction by Jean Nordhaus
Washington Writers’ Publishing House–https://www.washingtonwriters.org/

Elisavietta Ritchie’s has done pretty much any and everything a creative soul can do. Her fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, photojournalism, and translations from Russian, French, Malay, and Indonesian have appeared in numerous publications including Poetry, American Scholar, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, National Geographic, Calyx, and many anthologies. With Myra Sklarew she created “A Splendid Wake,” to honor deceased poets of the Greater Washington Area.

Poetry collections include– Issues of Immortality (New Bay Books, 2021), The Scotch Runner (Poets-Choice, 2018), Harbingers (2018), Babushka’s Beads (Poets-Choice, 2016), Tiger Upstairs on Connecticut Avenue (Cherry Grove, 2013), Cormorant Beyond the Compost (Cherry Grove, 2011), Elegy for the Other Woman (Signal Books, 1996), Raking the Snow (WWPH, 1982). Tightening the Circle Over Eel Country (Acropolis Books, 1974), plus two novellas in verse, Wild Garlic: The Journal of Maria X (WWPH, 2000) and Timbot (Lit Press, 1970).

Signal Books published fiction collections, Flying Time: Stories & Half-Stories (Signal Books, 2005 and In Haste I Write You This Note (WWPH, 2000), She has collaborated with artists and photographers, as well as editing anthologies, PAX: An anthology of Southern Maryland Poetry (Wineberry Press, 2019) and The Dolphin’s Arc: Poems on Endangered Creatures of the Sea (SCOP Publications, 1989).

She currently lives in Solomons, MD.