Writer & editor
Richard is a published and award-winning poet, author, and medieval
historian whose extensive writing experience ranges from commercial
publishing, to local government and academic administration, to blogs. His
poems and short stories have appeared in UK national newspapers and
literary magazines, and have been collected in anthologies. He has also
published on medieval history and had a play staged. In 2008, his
chapbook The Magnolia was published by Rialto.
With a PhD in medieval history, Richard taught at the University of Bristol
for eight years. He gained a distinction from the Creative Writing program
at the University of East Anglia in 2010 and is currently completing a novel.
He blogs for the literary website of the poetry publisher, The Rialto.