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“Six Figurations: New Poems”
by Ted Richer
// published in 2016
// sale price $0.85
// poetry
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by Ted Richer // a Pen & Anvil chapbook
Ted Richer

Ted Richer is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Founding Faculty Professor of English and Creative Writing at UMass-Boston.

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“Richer’s works glimmer
magically and movingly on the edge of
performance, poetry and drama.”

// Tim Dee, BBC Radio

The “figuration” is a form invented by Richer, one which he deploys as vignette, meditation, monologue and dialogue. Contents: “Morbid” (composed 5/24/2016); “A Song” (composed 5/26/2016); “The Scroll” (composed 5/31/2016); “Questions” (composed 6/2/2016); “Hide-and-Seek” (composed 6/4/2016); and “Lilith” (composed 6/6/2016). Cover sketch by Cat Dossett.

About this chapbook series:

These bite-sized booklets are a mouthful of literature each, intended to be read in a single sitting. When you’re done with one, pass it along! Look for them lying around in Boston, Portland, or New York City. When you see one waiting to be read, go ahead and pick it up. Give it a home in your hands for a ten-minute lit snack. Then when you’re finished, leave it behind for the next person to find, in an ATM lobby, on a train station bench, in the coffeeshop, at the pub.

To request a single copy of any chapbook in the series, or a set of copies in bulk quantity so you can pepper them around your neighborhood, just contact the Pen & Anvil Press and we can put a plan together to mail some over to you. You can reach us via the good folks at the Boston Poetry Union, PO Box 15274 Boston MA 02215. If you don’t have a stamp, feel free to send us an email.