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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 “Can't Sing the Earth Back in Tune”, and a collection of travel narratives “The Wanderer Eats His Own Feet.” 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 has taught creative and expository writing to students of all ages, in public schools, private universities, hospitals, and as a private tutor. He currently manages a mixed-use building in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.

Publications and Prizes

B O D Y, Booth , Decomp Magazine, Elimae, Emerson Review, Foundling Review, Jersey Devil Press, Kill Author, Los Angeles Review, Night Train, Painted Bride Quarterly, Rattle, Redivider, Sentence, Southern Indiana Review, Spry Literary Journal, Strange Horizons, The Baltimore Review , The Catalonian 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: March 14, 2014

More Information

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

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