Richard Wehrenberg
 
 ANNA POWELL TEETER

ANNA POWELL TEETER

Richard Wehrenberg was born in Akron, Ohio and is the author of the chapbooks Abracadabrachrysanthemum (2018), Hands (2015), and River (2014), co-written with Ross Gay. They are a book & graphic designer living in Bloomington, Indiana.

In 2010, Richard co-founded Monster House Press—a collectively organized publisher of literature and a multimedia reading series—where they served as Lead Designer, Bookmaker, Editor, and more from 2010-2019.

 
 

 BOOKS

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Abracadabrachrysanthemum
Poetry — (2018)

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  Hands  Poetry — (2015)  OUT OF PRINT

Hands
Poetry — (2015)
OUT OF PRINT

  River,  co-written with Ross Gay Lyric Geography — (2014)  OUT OF PRINT

River, co-written with Ross Gay
Lyric Geography — (2014)
OUT OF PRINT

 

SELECTED WRITING

EpistemologicalThe Academy of American Poets

Poem For Bastet + Last Day In DohaBad Nudes

Five PoemsJettison Mag

I As In + Patrilineal Peach Mag

Terms Of VeneryMonster House Press

Excerpt from River (with Ross Gay) — Monster House Press


PRAISE

[Pulsing] with images of beginnings and endings, leaving and arriving. Wehrenberg has a talent for letting lines dance and vibrate with surface musicality. They write, ‘in a dream / my children are falcons / perched on my shoulders / then they are just / my shoulders.’

PEACH MAG

Wehrenberg’s poem is full of the thick time of political urgency (“at the protest we block intersections with our bodies/ iterating the names of other bodies taken from this world / via county approved and supported arms”) and the odd tempos of “a society where you don’t have to / speak or interact with anyone / to acquire sustenance.” Full of the desire to go back in time, the desire to speed toward the future, Wehrenberg insists on a loving attention to the present, the place where two people can hold hands. “i’ve been meaning / to say this in a poem,” they write, suggesting, maybe, that poems may have their own special relation to knowledge, memory, history, time: “this is real // you are here / in this now.”

RAIN TAXI REVIEW OF BOOKS


[Wehrenberg’s] poetry is very grounded in nature, reflecting on how each element of the world interacts. Some of their poems are centered around the several years they lived in Kent, using the Cuyahoga River as the driving force of these pieces.

WICK POETRY CENTER, KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

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