Frances Richey

Richey Frances

Frances Richey is the author of three poetry collections: The Warrior (Viking Penguin 2008),
The Burning Point (White Pine Press 2004), and the chapbook, Voices of the Guard, a collaboration with the Oregon National Guard and Clackamas Community College, published by the college in 2010. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine,  Plume, Gulf Coast, Salamander, Blackbird, The Cortland Review, River Styx, and Woman’s Day, among others. Her poems have been featured on NPR, PBS NewsHour and Verse Daily. She teaches an on-going poetry writing class at Himan Brown Senior Program at the 92nd Street Y in NYC, and is Editor of Illuminations, Himan Brown’s Anthologyof poetry and prose. She is also Poetry Editor for upstreet literary magazine.

  • The Seven Mysteries of Our-Lady Madonna

    They emerge out of distance,
  • St. Bonaventure and Spring Birthday Romance

    Merton’s last stop in the world
  • Afterimage

    Do you remember those Cornell shadow boxes we saw at some
  • New Year’s Day Truce, 1999

    He looked old and tired