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I am an award-winning poet & playwright living in Austin. I hold a MFA Poetry and a MA Playwriting, and my work has been internationally published. Please check my website for a visual CV under "photo gallery" at www.rita-anderson.com I was poetry editor of the literary journal at University of New Orleans, and my chapbook, The Entropy of Rocketman, is published with Finishing Line Press (2016). My poems have been published in Spoon River Poetry Review, EVENT Magazine (British Columbia), Ellipsis, The Longleaf Pine (Midwood Press), DLC Literary Journal, Cahoodaloodaling, The Blueshift Journal, Blotterature, Words Work, Transcendence, PHIction, Persona (50th Anniversary Edition), The Artful Mind, Di-Verse-City: An Austin Poetry Anthology, Inflight Magazine(Paper Plane Pilots Publishing), The Stardust Gazette, METAPHOR magazine,and Explorations (University of Alaska Press).
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
I was born in Krum, Texas. I’ve published two books of poetry, The Glass Children (The University of Georgia Press) and Success Stories (Limestone Books). I’m also the author of Catholic by Choice (Loyola Press). My poems and essays have been published in the New Yorker, Poetry, Hudson Review, Sun Magazine, Denver Quarterly, and Image Journal—Good Letters. I’m president of a small but sturdy business writing agency in Austin, Texas, where I live with my wife and two sons. I have never taken a writing workshop, though I have taught quite a few. More at www.richard-cole.net.