Ted Richer is the author of The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations (Apocalypse Press [U.K.], 2003; introduction by Christopher Ricks). His writing has been published in Literary Imagination, AGNI, Harvard Review, Leviathan, New York Quarterly, and elsewhere. His poetry also appears in the anthology_ Joining Music with Reason: 34 Poets, British and American, Oxford 2004–2009_, chosen by Christopher Ricks (Waywiser, 2010). A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he is a former professor of English and creative writing at UMass Boston and also taught at the Massachusetts College of Art. (updated 6/2021)
In 2021 a TikTok of Richer reading the last stanza of his “Swan Song” went viral, garnering more than a half million views in three days.