Richard Prins


Brooklyn, NY 11218

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 “Platypus Milk” 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. Other accomplishments include getting arrested for disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, obstructing traffic, obstructing government administration, and resisting arrest in locales such as Trump Tower, Trump International Hotel, and the United States Senate.

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English, Swahili
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New York
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New York, NY
New York
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Last update: Feb 04, 2021