A polyphony of tones better serves a democracy, as does a diversity of styles. Michael K. Ritchie’s is only one cornucopia, aching for a readership of non-poets. At the end of Michael’s life, he has returned to being a defrocked librarian, misremembering the media department of the downtown Public Library of Cincinnati, Ohio, and rewriting their film collection, real and imaginary. In his retirement, he has boarded a blog called THE SPACESHIP, where his poems about real films are posted for free.
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“His Ampleforth’s Miscellany is a poignant reminder that our own memories are not unlike lost films, half-recalled flickering images soon lost to time or at best mistakenly or partially reassembled. These poems become our last picture show as each film degrades as its final reel unspools.”–Terry Wright, author of What the Black Box Said