Richard Krawiec’s second book of poems, She Hands Me the Razor, (title poem nominated for a Pushcart Prize) was published by Press 53. It was one of 17 finalists for a SIBA Award. His first book of poems, Breakdown, was a Finalist for a minor award. His poetry and fiction appear in dozens of literary magazines, including Shenandoah, sou’wester, Chataqua, 2Rivers View, many mountains moving, Witness, Cream City Review, Florida Review, West Branch, Connotation, NC Literary Review, etc. In addition to poetry, he has published 2 novels, Time Sharing and Faith in What?, a story collection, And Fools of God, and 4 plays. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NC Arts Council (twice), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He teaches Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced online Fiction Writing for UNC Chapel Hill, for which he won their Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009. He has worked extensively with people in homeless shelters, women’s shelters, prisons, literacy classes, and community sites, teaching writing. He is founder of Jacar Press, A Community active Press dedicated to paying writers and working in under-served communities.
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