Richard Downing has received awards/recognition from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, New Delta Review, New Woman Magazine, Juked, Split This Rock, Boston Review, Gemini, Firewheel Press, Press 53, Concrete Wolf, Ashland Press, Colorado Review, and Solstice. His work appears in journals and anthologies such as Arts & Letters, Dire Elegies, and Prime Number. He holds a PhD in English and is an activist concerned with systemic racism, income equality, and fostering dogs. Richard recommends Feeding Tampa Bay.
“Englishman. Jamaican man. What’s the fucking difference? He is what he is. You’ve seen him, I’ve seen him. Bottom line—he just sounds weird. Uppity, better than the rest of us with that whatever-the-hell-it-is accent.”