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.
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Listing last updated: August 22, 2016