The poems of Rich Furman are bitter, complex tales of poverty, depression, and uncertainty. Nonetheless, they include a spark of determination; they speak of the need to triumph, even when the chances of success seem dim. They embody the unsinkable spirit of the poet, and the determination to move past every adversity.
Rich Furman, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at Colorado State University, his poetry has been published in Pearl, Hawai'i Review, Black Bear Review, The Journal of Poetry Therapy, Poetry Motel, Penn Review, and many other literary journals. His scholarly writing is concerned with managed care and privatization, international social work, friendship, and social work practice. He teaches group and practice courses in the BSW and MSW programs. He is married to a wonderful women who has more freckles than there are craters on the moon, has two children, loves to mountain bike, and is slightly obsessed with his two wonderful American Bull dogs. Mostly, he just likes to live as fully as possibly. He welcomes feedback, comments and dialogue about his work. You can write to him at furman@CAHS.Colostate.edu.
Rich's works here at Unlikely Stories are:
A nightmare that never should have been written
Boldly going nowhere
No poems, no peace
What I thought about looking out the window as a kid
The best years