Jim Richards

the unpredictable weather of language

Erin Post interviews
Jim Richards


Our poetry co-editor, Erin Post, recently had this exchange with Jim Richards, our Issue #15 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about his evolution as a poet, the inspiration he finds in teaching, and his advice to younger poets… Read more

"Sheath" by Carol Wisker, 6” x 6” x 6” Recycled textile and fiber, wood box, 2010 (Photo credit: Howard A. Brunner), Mud Season Review


Kissing Boys

By Jim Richards

When was the last time I kissed him,

my eldest son, on the mouth?

I can’t remember. When did I start

turning away and offering cheek

instead of lips? Somewhere between

our last kiss and today’s awkwardness

we forgot the words to an old song.
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