The Max Ritvo Poetry Prize Presents Ryann Stevenson

Join Milkweed Editions, the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and The Ruby to celebrate Human Resources, the debut collection of poems by Ryann Stevenson and the 2021 winner of the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. Stevenson will be joined in conversation by poet Richie Hofmann.

The Max Ritvo Poetry Prize Presents virtual event series brings together a vibrant group of poets and poetry advocates for an evening of celebration and conversation. Milkweed Editions is proud to amplify the voices of debut poets through the annual Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, particularly because fostering a dynamic poetry community was integral to Max Ritvo’s work and life. This annual virtual event series will provide Max Ritvo Poetry Prize winning poets a platform to introduce their work to readers across the country with the support and enthusiasm of their publisher, the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and a local literary organization of their choosing.

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming! You will receive the Zoom link via email on the day of the event.

Those who register via Eventbrite will receive a special code in their confirmation email. Redeem this code when you purchase a copy of Human Resources from to receive a broadside (featuring a poem from the collection) and free shipping!