hydrohotel.net - a Richard Price webspace

This site gives information about the poet and novelist Richard Price (who writes fiction as R.J. Price).

MOON for SALE 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.

Moon For Sale

"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

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.

Is This A Poem?

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, Margaret Tait and Edwin Morgan.

"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 2013, is "A work of genius" -- Louise Welsh

Small World

"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

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