Cheer Up, Jay Ritchie

Ritchie discovers and obstructs truths, like the difficulty of being at the bar and being a lilac bush simultaneously.
I bought tear-resistant pants

just in case

I'm not

a good guy underneath it all,

being honest in discreet doses

to underpaid retail employees.

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

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