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.

"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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