As a Writer

Library of Congress

Guest poet – Poetry at Noon program

Multiple writing fellowships under the direction of John Montague, first Irish Chair of Poetry

Guest Poet/Instructor – Kestrel Literary Journal Seminar

Featured Poet – Postcard poetry program, coordinated by the Creative Writing Programs of the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and Madison

Correspondent – Milwaukee’s regional guide to the performing arts.

Brooklyn College/CUNY

Tom Todoroff Studio Conservatory Program

The Barrow Group

ATMOTION Center for Actors

Richard’s poems used in multiple workshops/programs for:

Alexander Technique for Actors

Movement for Actors

Voice and Movement Intensive Workshop

Public Speaking and Presenting

As an Administrator

Director – Wisconsin Student Annual Poetry Competition

Click here to read the Wisconsin English Journal article (written with Elizabeth Jorgensen) about the competition.

Coordinator – Youth and Teen Poetry Competition. Funded by Poets House Library and Literary Center, New York

Marquette University Department of Biological Sciences/Milwaukee Public Museum

Co-coordinator – “Launch: Internships In Biology and Environmental Studies” Partnership between the Marquette University Department of Biological Sciences, and the Milwaukee Public Museum.

As an Educator

Milwaukee Public Museum

Education Programs Coordinator

Collège St. Francois-Xavier, France

Instructor in English

BodyMindSpirit Works Mediation Center, Grafton, WI

Creative Writing Instructor

First Stage Children’s Theater/Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Stage Combat Instructor and Fight Director

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Stage Combat Instructor

Milwaukee Shakespeare

Fight Director

Skylight Music Theatre

Stage Combat Instructor

U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs


As a Performer

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Performer and Script Writer – Journey Into Space performance series

Museum of Science, Boston

Actor and Educator – Science Theater program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Actor and Fight Director

Publishers of Distinction

Accolades and Nominations

  • Pushcart Prize nominations (2017, 2019, 2021)
  • Shortlisted: The Ashland Poetry Press Richard Snyder Award
  • Shortlisted: Codhill Press Poetry Award
  • Guest Poet, the Library of Congress Poetry at Noon program
  • New York State Writers Institute; Director John Montague, Ireland Chair of Poetry (three fellowships)

Other Affiliations

  • Academy of American Poets
  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)
  • Society of American Fight Directors
  • Poets & Writers Directory

From “Summit”

When we abandoned
the cylinders a blue flame
lit the ice. The flap of the

rucksack snapped
in the harsh wind. The thin air
made it hard to think.