October 2015, short film about Richard Price's work by Slovakian director
Viera Cakanyova is premiered in Edinburgh.
July 2015, poem "A quiet river" is published in Times Literary Supplement.
November 2014 Becomes Head of Contemporary British Collections at the British Library
July 2014 Tours Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland as part of the Month of Reading Festival.
April 2014 Gives keynote lecture at The Expanded Lyric conference,
Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Belfast
November 2013 Small World wins Scottish Book Award for Poetry.
October 2013. Begins the Last Men on Mercury series of readings, touring 2013-14
with Iain Bamforth, David Kinloch, Peter McCarey appearing in Manchester,
London, Geneva, Stasbourg and Glasgow and featuring guest poets including Lucy Burnett, Dorothy Lehane,
Hannah Lowe, and Peter Manson.
July 2013 Going, going, gone artist's book with Ronald King about
extinct and endangered animals
March 2013 European Poet in Residence, Coimbra and Monsanto, Portugal.
November 2012 Small World published. "A work of genius" - Louise Welsh. Performs new piece
"The Family Clay" at Contretemps club, Geneva
July 2012 "Hedge Sparrows" chosen to represent United Kingdom in Olympics
project The Written World. Recorded by Jim Broadbent for Radio Scotland and Radio 4.
May 2012 "Armadillo" artist's print by Ronald King with new poem by Richard Price.
February 2012 "I am greatly changed" Carol Rumens' Poem of the Week on the Guardian blog
November 2011 Essay "War Damage: Four Poets of the First World War"
(Apollinaire, Edward Thomas, Wilfred Owen and David Bomberg) is published in Comparative Critical Studies.
Organises and appears two days running in a collaboration with Vahni Capildeo, Giles Goodland,
Jeff Hilson, Francesca Lisette, and Simon Smith at
Whitechapel Gallery as guest of Leeds University's Wild Pansy Press.
October 2011 Returns to University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,
to give his first reading there since completing PhD in 1994. Work on second Mirabeau album underway.
July 2011 Leads a one-day workshop on poetry of the body as a
tutor at The Poetry School, London. Claims to have invented the "taku" (a haiku designed to be
written on the body, and which must refer to the body part on which it is enscribed) and
the "tennos", a ten line poem of fourteen syllables (an inside-out sonnet).
May 2011 First Mirabeau album released, Golden Key. Also appears with Peter Gizzi, Simon Smith, David Herd,
Nancy Gaffield and others at Sounds New Poetry Festival, Canterbury, alongside Arvo Part and Altera Veritas.
April 2011 Tenth year of Painted, spoken is marked by reading with
Isobel Dixon, David Kinloch and Peter McCarey at the Wheatsheaf, London
November 2010 Appears with Isobel Dixon and Simon Barraclough in Have Poet Will Travel
at the Travel Bookshop, Notting Hill.
October 2010 Becomes Head of Content and Research Strategy at the British Library.
September 2010 Collaborates with Simon Lewandowski on installation at the Gooden Gallery, Cambridge Heath.
Appears at Southbank in his final Pyschopoetica performance.
August 2010 The Island launched at the Edinburgh Book Festival, "a story of rare qualities that many writers
aim for and few achieve. Read it -- it'll be one of the most beautiful nightmares you'll ever have." -- Toby Litt
July 2010 Appears at Latitude Festival as part of the Psychopoetica project.
June 2010 Reads with Jo Shapcott at Wordsworth Trust event, Grasmere.
May 2010 Appears at Whitechapel Gallery in first of his Psychopoetica performances.
March 2010 Appears in anthology Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets, ed. Roddy Lumsden.
October 2009 Rays published. "These are fantastic poems of love and desire.
Is Richard Price the best Scottish poet of recent years? I should think so."
- David Wheatley
Read and Hear More
June 2009 Likestarlings collaboration
with Luke Kennard. Judges inaugural Michael Marks Poetry Pamphlet Awards with Ian McMillan
and Jackie Kay (winners were Oystercatcher Press and Elizabeth Burns).
May 2009 Cartas de Ontem (selected poems, in English
translated by Virna Teixeira). Readings in Rio and Sao Paulo
with grant from Thomas Wright Memorial Trust. Wake up and sleep, limited
edition artist's book with etchings by Caroline Isgar, bound by Clare Bryan
February 2009 RP
a Judge for New Awards for Poetry Pamphlets
2008 Greenfields shortlisted for Sundial Poetry Book of the Year.
Contains "one of the great love poems in English in recent times" - Simon Smith,
PN Review; "So: much to enjoy, much to think about." - Jane Routh, Stride.
folded artist's book published from essence press. Forms band Mirabeau with
Caroline Trettine. Collaborates with Simon Lewandowski on digital installation Hotel / Motel / Motet, winning
commission to display at Hull Literary Festival
2007 Curates "The Possibility of Poetry: Migrant Press and the Book
Arts in Britain", exhibition, British Library. Records session for Archive of the Now (mainly Earliest Spring Yet).
Greenfields published and, with Ronald King, pop-up alphabet little but often
2006 Lute Variations, Earliest Spring Yet, British Poetry Magazines 1914-2000 (with David Miller); collaborates with Raymond Friel on new sister series to Painted, spoken, PS
2005 Lucky Day a Guardian Book of the Year; A BBC Radio Scotland
Book of the Year; shortlisted for Whitbread Poetry Book of the Year, for Jerwood/Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and for Forward Felix Dennis First Collection Prize. The Mechanical Word,
series of five artist’s books with Karen Bleitz. Editor, Best Scottish Poems 2005, for Scottish Poetry Library
2004 Curates "Ted Hughes: The Page is Printed", exhibition,
British Library; appointed Head of Modern British Collections
2002 A Boy In Summer; Frosted, Melted
2001 Starts Painted, spoken magazine
2000 Renfrewshire in Old Photographs with
Raymond Friel; Last issue of Southfields
1999 Gift Horse, artist's book with Ronald
King; Perfume & Petrol Fumes
1997 Hand Held ; Protests at small-press
exclusion from Paul Hamlyn Awards. Wins right to enter. Wins runner-up
1996 Marks & Sparks sells out. 2nd edition
1995 Founds Southfields magazine with Raymond
Friel; Marks & Sparks published by Duncan Glen, Akros
1994 Poems in Dream State: The New Scottish
Poets (ed. O'Rourke); Beyond Tragedy: The Novels and Plays
of Neil M. Gunn, 1926-1941 [doctoral thesis, Strathclyde]; Co-edits
anthology of Informationist poetry, Contraflow on the Superhighway
with W. N. Herbert; Resigns from Gairfish
1993 Sense and a Minor Fever, Tube Shelter
1991 The Fabulous Matter of Fact: Neil M. Gunn's
Poetics; Founds Vennel Press with Leona Medlin to publish Donny
O'Rourke's Second Cities: books by Elizabeth James, David
Kinloch, Peter McCarey and others follow
1989 Founds magazine Gairfish with W. N.
Herbert, with first issue published the following year
1988 Wins Glasgow & Strathclyde Universities
Creative Writing Competition; Meets Donny O'Rourke; Reads at Babbity Bowster and
at Third Eye Centre, Glasgow. Wins Keith Wright Memorial Prize for Poetry second year running. Completes degree with double first and both class prizes; Begins at British Library, London
1987 Begins to read on the Glasgow scene: at Strathclyde and at a café on Otago Street.
Wins Strathclyde's Keith Wright Memorial Prize for Poetry.
1984-1988 Glasgow, Strathclyde University. Joint Honours Degree in English & Librarianship.
Teachers include Colin MacCabe, Douglas Gifford, Charles Palliser, K.G. Simpson and Andrew Noble.
1983-1984 Edinburgh, Napier College of Technology. NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.
1966 Born, Reading, England; Moves with family
to Scotland same year
"That's him. Yes -
it was him."
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Richard Price 2005