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Letters From Max: Sarah Ruhl on Her Inspiring Friendship With Poet Max Ritvo

Dec 21, 2018

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Tom's guest is the acclaimed playwright, poet and author, Sarah Ruhl.  Her latest book is called Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship.   It’s a collection of her correspondence with Max Ritvo, who took a playwriting class with Sarah at Yale University.  Max Ritvo was a poet who had begun attracting a significant following before he died of cancer at the age of 25.  

Sarah Ruhl is a playwright who has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.  She’s also a MacArthur Award winner who has been nominated for a Tony Award.  She’s on the faculty of the Yale School of Drama.