"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle."

"And from there we came forth, to see the stars again."

Dante Alighieri, L'Inferno

​(final verse--Canto 34)

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Richard holds a BA in Social Sciences, an MS in Exercise Science, an MA in English and Creative Writing, and an MFA in Writing. He has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry.