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Richard Leach, Poet and Collage Artist
Series of Highly By Richard Leach
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Richard Leach is a poet and visual artist from Stamford, Connecticut. This book presents 32 collages made on playing cards (2.5 x 3.5 inches) between July, 2017 and May, 2018. They are reproduced ... More > larger than life size. The media include ink, pencil, and glued paper.< Less
The Song Itself By Richard Leach
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The Song Itself collects poems that range from blues lyrics to surreal lists, from slices of life to flights of fancy, in rhyming as well as free verse. Most were written between January and July... More > 2018. Richard Leach is an American poet and visual artist, whose visual art and secular poetry are shared online and in self-published books. He also writes Christian sacred poetry. His words for hymns and anthems have been set to music by many composers, and are widely published and sung. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut.< Less
30 Small Collages By Richard Leach
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Richard Leach is a poet and visual artist from Stamford, Connecticut. This book presents 30 collages made on playing cards or playing card size cardboard (2.5 x 3.5 inches) between November, 2016 and... More > July, 2017. They are reproduced here larger than life size. The media include ink, pencil, and glued paper.< Less
At This Time By Richard Leach
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Poet and visual artist Richard Leach calls this book an album, for the range of forms and themes it includes. Free verse, metered and rhymed verse, and blues lyrics are here; daily life, American... More > politics, and surrealism ("Seven Jungles of Bells", for example) are here. 47 of the poems were written in 2017. Two more written earlier bookend the collection.< Less
A Brave Unbodied Scheme By Richard Leach & Hanan Kazma
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This is the second collaboration between Lebanese photographer Hanan Kazma and American poet Richard Leach, presenting twenty-seven of Kazma's photographs, twenty-six of Leach’s poems inspired... More > by them, and a poem by Kazma as well. Kazma continues to make expressive and meditative self-portraits, and to photograph city walls and buildings. Leach has written blues lyrics, an acrostic, metered and free verse in response. Some poems are delicate, others humorous, some bitingly political. Like their first collection, Unlike Things Must Meet, this book takes its title from the Herman Melville poem "Art," with which it concludes.< Less
A Handful of Sparks By Richard Leach
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A Handful of Sparks collects 76 of the blues lyrics and similar verses Richard Leach has been writing since the early 2000s, selecting them from previous books which included other poetry forms. The... More > title is from "Just Saying Blues", which has these lines: "I've got a handful of sparks, and a houseful of gasoline./I don't think you should ask me, 'What does burning mean?'"< Less
Unlike Things Must Meet By Richard Leach & Hanan Kazma
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This collaboration between Lebanese photographer Hanan Kazma and American poet Richard Leach presents twenty-three of Kazma's photographs and twenty-one of Leach's poems inspired by her work. Kazma's... More > imaginative, expressive photography ranges across urban landscapes and into the personal spaces of her striking self-portraits. The poems are in free verse as well as traditional forms including blues lyrics. The book's title comes from the Herman Melville poem "Art", which concludes the book.< Less
Number Seven By Richard Leach
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Number Seven is selected poems from six poetry collections published between 2010 and 2017 by American poet and visual artist Richard Leach. The poems range from daily life to surreal humor and... More > biblical allusion, in formal and free verse. Leach is also a Christian sacred poet whose words for hymns and anthems have been set to music by many composers, and are widely published and sung. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut.< Less
Love Lines, Birthdays and Blues By Richard Leach
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Richard Leach is a poet and collage artist whose work appears online at richardleach.deviantart.com. This book presents 52 poems written between October 2011 and August 2013. The poems range in tone... More > from humorous to bitingly political. Leach's Christian sacred poetry has been widely published and sung as hymns and anthems. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut.< Less
Revising My Remarks By Richard Leach
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This is a revision of a poem collection published in 2010 as The Big Conversation. Richard Leach is a poet and visual artist from Stamford, Connecticut. Since 1987 he has written sacred lyric poetry... More > which has been widely published and sung as Christian hymns and anthems. In 2009 he shifted the direction of his work to secular poetry shared online, and in 2010 collected the first 16 months of that work in The Big Conversation. This re-titled edition has a new introduction, and twenty poems used in a later book with the photos that inspired them have been removed.< Less