Richard's first collection, NIGHT JOURNEY, came out in 2012. A pamphlet, THE MAGNOLIA, was published by the Rialto in 2008. He has had poems in the Times Literary Supplement, PN Review, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, Magma, The Rialto, and the Forward Anthology 2014. He won the Yorkshire Poetry Competition in 2010 and the Kent & Sussex Poetry Competition in 2010.
Richard's latest collection, THE NAMELESS PLACES, was published by Arc in 2017 and was shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards. His short story, THE HAZEL TWIG AND THE OLIVE TREE was nominated for the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.