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small poet at large

Richard Fox seeks three-decker rainbows, fluent scout dogs, and illuminating espresso. When not writing about rock ’n roll or youthful transgressions, his poems focus on cancer from the patient’s point of view drawing on hope, humor, and unforeseen gifts.

He is the author of four poetry collections: Time Bomb (2013), wandering in puzzle boxes (2015), You’re my favorite horse (2017), embracing the burlesque of collateral damage (2020) plus a chapbook: The Complete Uncle Louie Poems (2017).

The new collection,
embracing the burlesque of collateral damage, features a braided narrative: a novella in verse “Cassie at Beeb’s Farm” with parallel poems that reflect the poet’s life and dreams.

The winner of the 2017 Frank O’Hara Prize, Richard seconds Stanley Kunitz' motion that people in Worcester are "provoked to poetry.”