This site gives information about the poet and novelist Richard
Price (who writes fiction as R.J. Price).
To coincide with his fiftieth birthday in 2016, Molecular Press have published IS THIS A POEM?,
a collection of Richard Price's essays on poetry, artist's books, and little magazines. Topics include the nature of
lyric poetry, the First World War poems of Guillaume Apollinaire, Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas and David Bomberg, and the poetry of
Denise Riley, Robin Fulton and Edwin Morgan.
MOON for SALE will be published in early 2017. 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.
"Fully alive to our financialized, precarious situation, this poet is also alive to
the human sensorium and the revels of language—its permutations, transmutations. Moon for Sale
announces in its very title this poet’s mordant wit but also his romanticism. A formidable
intelligence powers this work, its whiplashing jingles and ditties, its visual poems, its sonic brilliances,
its micro-shifts and micro-tones, its ominous deadpans, dry diagnoses. Yet for all Price’s severities,
we also encounter “intimate risks,/a whispered promise.” He is
one of our most attentive, delicate, ferocious transmitters, singers, makers." -- Maureen N. McLane
Small World, Creative Scotland Poetry Book of the Year 2013, is
"A work of genius" -- Louise Welsh
"My poetry highlight was Richard Price’s 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
texts unless otherwise stated © Richard Price