Richard Archer is a poet and performer from Walsall. He has published four books of poetry Beer Froth, Poems on the Bus, Winter Warmers and Creative Waste. He has also compiled and edited three collections of poetry, Diverse Verse 1, 2 and 3, it featured poets from his home town and beyond and was sold to raise money for Cancer Research UK. He is Chairman of the Walsall Poetry Society and former chairman of the Birmingham Stanza Poetry group and one of the organisers of the Freeverse Poetry Festival.
As well as appearing on TV and radio, Richard has appeared at poetry events and festivals across the West Midlands and beyond, from the Birmingham Verve Poetry Festival to the Cannock Fringe Festival and recently the BBC Poetry Slam at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Richard has also written poems to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Walsall Art Gallery’s permanent collection and performed his work there, as well as appearing at Love Music Hate Racism events and performing to support Pikpa refugee camp in Greece.
From Black Napkin Press, the Theatre Cloud, Burdizzo bards, WEbook, Fly on the Wall Poetry Press and Fair Acre Press to his own blog, Richard’s poetry has been featured on websites and in publications around the world. In addition to all this Richard has had his poems turned into songs, featured in a horror film and turned into a comic strip.
This video is of me performing my poem “Marmite Covered Jelly Babies,” at Walsall Library, for the Walsall Festival 2015.
This video is of me performing my poem “The ABC Cinema,”at Walsall Library, for the Walsall Festival 2015.
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