Brad Richard’s book Motion Studies won the 2010 Washington Prize from The Word Works and will be published in January, 2011. He has published one other book of poems (Habitations, Portals Press, 2000) and a limited edition chapbook (The Men in the Dark, Lowlands Press, 2004). His poems and reviews have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Bayou, Hunger Mountain Review, The Iowa Review, The Laurel Review, Literary Imagination, The Massachusetts Review, Mississippi Review, New Orleans Review, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, and other journals. Recipient of fellowships from the Surdna Foundation and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and 2002 Poetry Winner in the Poets & Writers, Inc., Writers Exchange competition, he is chair of the creative writing program at Lusher Charter High School in New Orleans. He is also co-director of the New Orleans New Writers Literary Festival, a festival for high school writers.