18-51 Segment 1: Letters to Max: Two friends confront their mortality through letters

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Sarah Ruhl is a MacArthur Fellowship recipient and a famed playwright. As a professor, she met Max Ritvo, who went on to become a published poet. She recounts the story of their friendship and how they used letters to make a connection and comfort one another while Ritvo faced the end of his life.

Guest:

  • Sarah Ruhl, co-author, Letters to Max: A book of friendship 

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