Richard O'Brien

Richard O’Brien's publications include A Bloody Mess (Valley Press, 2015) and The Dolphin House (Broken Sleep, 2021), as well as work in a range of magazines and anthologies including Subtropics, The Hudson Review and The Poetry Review (UK). He won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2017, and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Northumbria University. He was the Birmingham Poet Laureate 2018-2020, and is currently writing the newsletter and podcast 'Now Here We Are Thirty Years Later: A memoir in Mountain Goats songs.' at Follow him on Instagram @thelasttimeisawrichard and on Twitter @notrockyhorror.

A Dubious Triangle

Much to consider. / Foam in /
the hot, deep bath kisses my bitten nails.