Title: Poet, Writer, Educator, Editor, Translator
Location: Solomons, Maryland, United States
Elisavietta Ritchie, Poet, Writer, Educator, Editor, and Translator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artist for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Writing for as long as she can remember, Ms. Ritchie completed coursework at Cornell University prior to graduating from the University of California Berkeley in 1954. There, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in French, Russian, and English. In the years that followed, she completed postgraduate coursework at Georgetown University and earned a Master’s in French literature from the American University. Since 1967, Ms. Ritchie has excelled as a full-time writer, poet, journalist, translator, and editor.
Ms. Ritchie’s collection of published work spans over 30 years. She has authored 19 poems, all of which she is proud of. Some of her most notable titles include, “Sorting Laundry” and “The Problem With Eden,” which won the annual competition hosted by the Poetry Society of Georgia in 1985. Further, her collection includes three compilations of short stories, including “Timbot,” “Wild Garlic: The Journal of Maria X,” and “Awaiting Permission to Land.” Ms. Ritchie has additionally served as an editor to “Finding the Name,” and “The Dolphin’s Arc: Endangered Creatures of the Sea,” among others. Throughout her career, she has always prioritized sharing the work of her fellow artists, especially those in police states. Ms. Ritchie is especially proud to have played a major role in getting their work published in print and online.
Looking back on her career thus far, Ms. Ritchie attributes her success to her consistent encouragement to keep moving forward. She never gave up, even when the future seemed bleak. Her accomplishments have made all of her hard work worthwhile, which is exactly what keeps her motivated today. In the coming years, Ms. Ritchie plans to continue writing. She feels lucky to do so, as most poets retire around 60-years-old. However, words keep coming to Ms. Ritchie, and she is helpless to do anything but write them down. As a testament to her success, she is featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women.
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