hydrohotel.net - a Richard Price webspace

This site gives information about the poet Richard Price (who writes fiction as R.J. Price), his music projects and his little magazines.

The first single, The World Brims, is out now from Richard Price's new project The Loss Adjustors. This is a collaboration with musician and producer Roberto Sainz de la Maza and singer Elisa de Leon. Listen and download it here:

MOON for SALE, chosen by Carol Rumens as a Guardian poetry book of the year, is Richard Price's first new collection in five years. Set against global crisis, where even the Moon is at risk of auction, this is a book of uncanny dreams: shape-shifting, sensual, and dark.

"He is one of our most attentive, delicate, ferocious transmitters, singers, makers." -- Maureen N. McLane

"...moments of sudden natural beauty are unexpected and lovely accompaniments to the jaunty and memorable style of Moon for Sale." -- Suzannah V. Evans, Tears in the Fence

Moon For Sale

S h o r t l i s t e d f o r t h e SALTIRE POETRY BOOK OF THE YEAR

"Poets have to be linguistic virtuosi, but I prefer them to be brilliant quietly. Richard Priceís poetry is inventive, sometimes dazzling, but never merely showy. I first came to Priceís poetry with the publication of Lucky Day (2005) and every subsequent book has delivered fresh weather. Moon for Sale appeared in January 2017, and Iím still rereading it and finding new pleasures. Price threads the political into the personal when he writes love poetry, and his intensely felt lyricism is sinewy with warning." -- Carol Rumens, The Guardian

"Dainty Opera" in Moon for Sale is a tour de force sex poem of 100 lines. His work is never less than interesting -- even when he baffles -- and there are half a dozen poems of real greatness." -- Martyn Crucefix, Magma

"Many of the poems in Moon for Sale, especially the longer poems, may look like free verse; in fact, their precise structures, their subtle use of rhyme and ingenious rhythms reflect the speed and depth of thought. The ordering of the poems in the collection is deeply satisfying; Price leads the reader on a mazy sometimes astonishing pilgrimage to a safe arrival." -- James Aitchison, Acumen

Is a poem what it's thought to be? In IS THIS A POEM? Richard Price reverses conventions to see poetry in an entirely different light.

Is This A Poem?

"Humane, inquiring and accomplished, these essays deserve a wide readership" -- David Wheatley, Times Literary Supplement

"Enjoying this splendid collection of essays by @InfoPrice; marvellous insights into poetry and poets." -- Ian McMillan

SMALL WORLD, Creative Scotland Poetry Book of the Year, is "A work of genius" -- Louise Welsh

"My poetry highlight was Richard Priceís Small World, full of linguistic invention and adventure, but also very touching in its exploration of the relationship between a father and his daughters." -- Andrew Crumey, Books of the Year, The Scotsman

Viera Cakanyova's short film about Price and his poetry


   
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