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Richard Prins

Author's Bio

Richard Prins is a New Yorker who also spends time in Lusaka and 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 travel memoir “The Wanderer Eats His Own Legs”. He has taught creative writing to elementary, high school, and college students, as well as disabled adults. He manages a mixed-use building in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, where he lives.

Publications and Prizes

B O D Y, Barrow Street, Bayou Magazine, Booth , Burntdistrict, Cimarron Review, Decomp Magazine, Elimae, Emerson Review, Foundling Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Gulf Coast, Harpur Palate, Hobart, Jersey Devil Press, jubilat, Kill Author, Litro Magazine, Los Angeles Review, Night Train, Painted Bride Quarterly, Passages North, 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 Pedestal Magazine, The Raintown Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Transition, Willow Springs, Word Riot

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
James Baldwin, Bob Kaufman

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Listing last updated: August 22, 2016

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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