Rickey Laurentiis is the winner of the 2016 Levis Reading Prize awarded by the Department of English and its MFA in Creative Writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University for his first poetry collection, “Boy with Thorn” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). […]
I. If you see me praying in the living room, never sit in front of me. You are not God.
II. When we go to a restaurant and I don’t know any foods on the menu, never order me a meal that is spelled with silent letters. I came to eat, not to explore. […]