Elliot Richman

About the Author
Elliot Richman published his first poem in 1984, when he was 42 years old. Since then, he become one of the most widely published poets in the United States. In fact, he has published over a thousand poems in in the most diverse periodicals imaginable, from The Quarterly to Beatniks from Space — and about everywhere in between.

In 1993, he was awarded fellowships for his poetry by both the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

He is the author of three previous collections, including Franz Kafka’s Daughter Meets the Evil Nazi Empire!!!, and Honorable Manhood, both published by Asylum Arts, and Walk On, Trooper
(Vietnam Generation).


  • “The apocalypse is upon us and Elliot Richman is one of the horsemen! . . . Richman, grim, mordant, wry, at times hilarious, reminds us of who we are and what we have come to be. It isn’t a pretty picture.”
         — Alexis Levitin, Wordsmith
  • “So few poets have the ability to keep an audience awake. Even the polite listeners stifle yawns & dangle the car keys, wishing by Christ they were home in their own bed. Only a handful of men & women writing poetry . . . can bring a sweat to the brows of any audience, any time. Richman is one of those fingers in that intense hand.”
         — Bill Shields, Vietnam Generation