Frances Richey

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, The Common 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 was Poetry Editor for upstreet literary magazine from 2018 through to it’s final issue in 2023.

  • “The Velvet Livingness” a conversation with Megan Fernandes by Frances Richey

    “The Velvet Livingness” a conversation with Megan Fernandes by Frances Richey     On a beautiful afternoon in August, 2023,…

  • The Madonna Poems

    She bends to lift him from the basket.
  • The Voice of the Dragon: A Conversation with Katy Didden by Frances Richey

    Katy Didden’s new collection, Ore Choir, is a book to savor on many levels.
    Issue #140 April 2023
  • A Window Into That In-Between Place That Has No Name: A Conversation with Elaine Sexton by Frances Richey

    There is much to admire in Elaine Sexton’s new collection
    Issue #139 March 2023
  • When The Poet is a Master of Multiple Arts: Michelle Whittaker and Aaron Caycedo-Kimura; Interviews with Frances Richey

    William Blake, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Dylan, Bishop, Joni Mitchell, PJ Harvey, Leonard Cohen, John Lennon, Tom Waits, the list of multi-talented artists is endless.
    Issue #134 October 2022
  • 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