Richard Georges is a writer of poetry, fiction, and essays. His work has appeared in Prelude, Smartish Pace, Barrelhouse, The Caribbean Writer, The Puritan, The Poetry Review, WILDNESS, Wasafiri, The Rusty Toque, The BVI Beacon, The White Review, Entropy and elsewhere.
His debut collection of poems, Make Us All Islands, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and his second book, Giant, was longlisted for the Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Epiphaneia, is his third book of poems, and has recently been released by Out-Spoken Press.
Richard is a recipient of the Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize from The Caribbean Writer, and has been shortlisted for several other awards, including: The Wasafiri New Writing Prize, The Small Axe Literary Prize, and The Hollick Arvon Prize for Caribbean Literature among others.
He holds a BA in English from Texas Christian University, an MA in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University, and a PhD in Critical and Creative Writing from the University of Sussex. Richard is also a founding editor of Moko, a journal of Caribbean arts and letters. He lives and works in the British Virgin Islands.