How to Appear Perfectly Indifferent While Crying on the InsideJay Ritchie
Cover art: Claire Milbrath
I am 100 depressed teenagers
The poems in How To Appear Perfectly Indifferent While Crying on the Inside follow a young 20-something as he navigates break-ups, adulthood, technology and loneliness. This collection uses imagery and irony, self-deprecating humour and the poignant pop culture reference to create a work that is funny, earnest and colloquial.
ÖMËGÄ | Whenever A Red Digital Alarm Clock Reads 6:34 I Am Reminded Of My Father
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Weird Canada | “In a familiar Montreal permeated throughout by the surreal, Richie takes a funny and unsentimental approach to the anhedonic crawl through early adulthood in the digital age, as his characters download computer viruses to their brains, search fruitlessly for the Kim Kardashian sex tape, and question the legitimacy of their entire existence inside of a recognizably indifferent universe.”
Echo | “Ritchie’s style of irony imbues the simplest phrase with layers of potential meaning hidden beyond the first level, beyond explicit interpretation (…) A confessional writer for society itself.”