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Richard O.


Philadelphia, PA

Member since:

August 22, 2011

What is your favorite writing saying?

I write when the spirit moves me, and the spirit moves me every day. ~William Faulkner

What is your favorite book on writing?

John Gardner's On Becoming A Novelist

What do you write?

Fiction, poetry and screenplays

What do you read?

Everything...Garcia Marquez, Rushdie, Auster, Pynchon, Hemingway, Lahiri, Dostoevsky (of course!), and too many other novelists to list here. I read a good amount of poetry too! Rilke is one of my all-time favorites along W.S. Merwin and Galway Kinnell. Lately, I've read Louise Gluck, Tracy K. Smith, Jane Hirschfield, Stephen Dobyns, Jorie Graham and a host of others. My guilty pleasure, my mind candy when I need a break, is horror fiction (McCammon, Straub, King, Clegg, Rickman, and others).

Tell me something else about yourself, please?

My wife once asked me to choose between her and writing. That was over 15 years ago. I am still writing. Don't know what became of the wife... Recently, I completed my MFA in Creative Writing (my concentration was poetry).


I am writer who lives in Havertown, PA.

What Richard O. is saying about this Meetup Group

This group is thorough in their critiques and given everyone's diverse backgrounds I am sure that all members, including me, will benefit from sharing their creative work with PWMG. Thanks for making me feel so welcome!!

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