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.