"The important thing is the obvious thing nobody is saying"
The poems of Richard Jordan find humor in decidedly un-funny subjects, like madness, death, and weight rooms. With genuine sensitivity, he takes us into psych wards and childhood memories, all the while presenting us with self-depreciating laughter. His poems are by no means lightweights, however: they inspire and challenge the reader, giving us pleny to think about long after we move on to the next page.
Richard Jordan is a PhD Mathematician and a poet who lives and works in the Washington DC area. His poems have appeared in over 40 print and on-line magazines, including most recently, Stirring, The Pedestal, Poems Niederngasse, Net Author E2K, Adirondack Review, Prose Ax, Red River Review, Kimera, Dakota House Journal, Steel Point Quarterly, Virginia Adversaria, Maelstrom, Purr Magazine, Concrete Wolf, 3rd Muse Poetry Journal, and Facets. The editor of Branches has chosen lines from one of his poems to include as an example in the 2003 Poet's Market. He is also a judge/editor for the Beginnings Magazine quarterly poetry contest, and has been a guest editor for Facets Magazine and Stirring. He has published flash fiction in Insolent Rudder, Story Bytes, Fiction Warehouse and American Feed Magazine and Melic Review.
Richard's works here at Unlikely Stories are:
Jesus in the Psych Ward
The Poet Runs Over a Cat
The Poet's First Burial
The Poet Boasts to the Guys in the Weight Room