Brad Richard is the author of four books of poems (Habitations, Motion Studies, Butcher’s Sugar, Parasite Kingdom) and three chapbooks (The Men in the Dark, Curtain Optional, Larval Songs], and has published poems and reviews in many journals, including Green Mountains Review, New Orleans Review, Plume, Guernica, American Letters & Commentary, Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review and Massachusetts Review. He has taught creative writing at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and Lusher Charter School, and is a faculty member of the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop for Teachers.
Richard received his B.A. in English from the University of Iowa and his M.F.A. in Poetry from Washington University in St. Louis.
In 1991, he began teaching in the creative writing program of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. In 2006, Richard left NOCCA to start a creative writing program at Lusher Charter School, where he is chair of creative writing.
Richard was the 2002 winner of the Poets & Writers, Inc. Writers Exchange Award in Poetry; a 2002 Louisiana Division of the Arts Literature Fellow; 2010 winner of The Washington Prize, and 2011 finalist for The Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry, both for Motion Studies; 2015 Louisiana Artist of the Year; and 2018 winner of The Tenth Gate Prize for Parasite Kingdom. He also co-founded and directed the New Orleans New Writers Literary Festival (2007-2016), and also founded and directs the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of South Louisiana (2008-present). With poet Elizabeth Gross, he directs an occasional LGBTQ+ reading series, The Waves. His CV is available on request.
Artwork on homepage, in Larval Songs, and cover of Parasite Kingdom: Kelly Anne Mueller. (http://www.kellyamueller.com/)