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Born in Illinois, raised in Southern Indiana, and now living in St. Louis, Richard Newman is the author of the poetry collections Borrowed Towns (Word Press, 2005), Domestic Fugues (Steel Toe Books, 2009) and All the Wasted Beauty of the World (Able Muse Press, 2014), for which he won a 2013 RAC Individual Artist Fellowship to complete.

His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry," Best American Poetry 2006, Boulevard, Crab Orchard Review, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor, StoryQuarterly, Tar River Poetry, The Sun, and many other periodicals and anthologies.

He earned his MFA at the Brief-Residency MFA Writing Program at Spalding University. He teaches at Washington University and University of Missouri-St. Louis Honors College, reviews books for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and, for the last 20 years, has served as editor of River Styx.  

He has been nominated for dozens of Pushcart prizes but has never won, not even once. He lives in St. Louis where he teaches, writes, edits, and plays in his junk-folk band, The CharFlies.

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River Styx keeps on rolling
Richard Newman has spent the past twenty years working to keep St. Louis' oldest literary magazine alive. It has not been an easy task. "Literature and poetry are never going to have a huge audience," concedes the 41-year-old editor of River Styx. "We're not in the checkout aisle of the grocery store — not that I expect that, but it would be fun." Read the rest of the article.

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