Jim Richards has taught literature and creative writing since completing a PhD at the University of Houston in 2003. His poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Copper Nickel, Sugar House Review, Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, and Southern Poetry Review. He has received nominations for Best New Poets, two Pushcart Prizes, and was granted a fellowship from the Idaho Arts Commission. His first collection, Song for My Left Ear, Song for My Right, will be published in 2025. He lives in eastern Idaho’s Snake River valley.
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