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Information on the books and links to some of my work on-line can be found at www.richardchess.com. Warning: I don’t keep my personal website up-to-date!
I am a contributing editor to Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, where I had served previously for several years as poetry editor. I’ve published a number of essays, including “Klezmetrics,” written to introduce my poem "Klezmer" (www.jbooks.com), and “What About God?” which was published in Image: A Journal of Art, Faith, and Mystery.
In the spring of 2007, paired with Marge Piercy, I composed a poem for QuickMuse (www.quickmuse.com).We each were given 15 minutes to compose a poem in response to the same prompt. The prompt came from playwright David Mamet's rabbi. My poem “Kaddish” was included in Best Spiritual Writing 2005.
For several years I’ve been on the faculty of the Bread Loaf School of English. I have also taught in a number of Jewish Arts Programs over the years, with my dear friends and fellow artists Danny Maseng, Aaron Maseng, and Ohad Shaltiel.
B.A., Glassboro State College
M.A., University of Florida
Ph.D., University of Florida
LIT 357 Modern Poetry
LIT 368 Poetics of Perception and Identity
LANG 120 Foundations of Academic Writing
"Third Temple," University of Tampa Press, 2007.
"Chair in the Desert," University of Tampa Press, 2000.
"TEKIAH," University of Georgia Press, 1994; University of Tampa Press, 2002.
"Meditation upon Waking in Elul," The Forward, September 2000.
"Third Temple," The Forward, January 2001.
"Meditation upon Waking in Elul" and "Therapy," Tampa Review, Fall 2000.
"Revelation," published on Poetry Daily, www.poems.com
"Unauthorized Haggadah," Jewish Books, www.jbooks.com.
"Resistance and Redemption: Reflections on Contemporary Poetry," www.jbooks.com.
"Original Light: Poetry Based on Biblical Texts," Alsop Review
UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002
Ruth and Leon Feldman Professorship, 1999