Paul Richmond has been named beat poet laureate of Massachusetts from 2017 to 2019 by the National Beat Poetry Foundation, headquartered in Wolcott, Connecticut. Paul’s poetry is best described as political, deadpan, and wryly humorous, delivered in his own style.
Paul hosts and promotes monthly and annually spoken-word poetry events and festival, including the Greenfield Annual Word Fest (now the Great Falls Word Festival, in Turners Falls, Massachusetts); the “Word Stage” at the North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival in Orange, Massachusetts; Greenfield Third Tuesday; and others.
Paul has performed nationally and internationally on stages from the Austin International Poetry Festival, in Texas, to Gödör Klubban at the Jazzköltexzeti est in Budapest, Hungry. His work has been published in four books, journals, magazines, anthologies, and poetry collections.
Participation at the 2017 West End Poetry Festival
- Curated Open Mic | Thursday, October 19 | starts at 6:30 pm | 2nd Wind
- For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.