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Richard Prins

Author's Bio

Richard Prins is a New Yorker who sometimes lives in Dar es Salaam. He received his MFA degree in poetry from New York University, where he was a Goldwater Fellow and Adjunct Instructor of Creative Writing. Now he avoids situations where he might be asked, “what do you do?” and have to answer “I’m a poet” without sounding too wacky or precious. His current projects include a poetry manuscript “Naked Choir”, and a collection of travel narratives “The Wanderer Eats His Own Legs”. He also hopes to spend more time translating Swahili poetry, preferably in Dar es Salaam, where he advises an entertainment company that organizes Swahili hip-hop festivals. He currently serves as poetry editor with the literary series Ink.ed MFA and as a poetry instructor and mentor with Hunts Point Alliance For Children. He also manages a mixed-use building in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, where he lives.

Publications and Prizes

Journals:
B O D Y, Barrow Street, Booth , Burntdistrict, Cimarron Review, Decomp Magazine, Elimae, Emerson Review, Foundling Review, Jersey Devil Press, Kill Author, Los Angeles Review, Night Train, Painted Bride Quarterly, Portland Review, Rattle, Redivider, Sentence, Slipstream, Southern Indiana Review, Spry Literary Journal, Strange Horizons, The Baltimore Review , The Catalonian Review, The Found Poetry Review, The Raintown Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Transition, Word Riot

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
James Baldwin, Bob Kaufman

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Listing last updated: September 19, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English, Swahili
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
New York, NY

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